12 January 2013
President Bashar al-Assad of Syria sent a defiant message to the opposition last Sunday in his first public speech in six months.
31 December 2012
Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad’s regime faces the prospect of a long and slow defeat.
06 November 2012
The launch of a new Syrian umbrella organisation to replace the discredited Syrian National Council (SNC) has created deep uncertainty inside the revolution.
30 October 2012
A string of rebel victories over the past month could turn the tide of the uprising against Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad.
23 October 2012
The car bomb that killed the head of Lebanese intelligence in Beirut on Friday of last week has dragged the country further into the Syrian crisis.
16 October 2012
The United Nations (UN) has waved through more sanctions on Syria—freezing the assets of 28 individuals and two companies.
09 October 2012
The first real sign that the civil war in Syria could spill over into a wider conflict came last week. A series of mortar and artillery exchanges took place across the border between Syria and Turkey.
04 October 2012
"The spotlight is now on Turkey, which is firing artillery rounds into Syria. But I don’t think Turkey is going to escalate. It’s not in their interests, and none of the Arab countries have shown support for this.
02 October 2012
Rebels launched a fresh offensive in Syria’s largest city, Aleppo, on Thursday last week. But it has not seen the gains the rebels were hoping for.
11 September 2012
The regime of Bashar al-Assad is locked in a full-scale armed uprising across Syria.
28 August 2012
The town of Darayya has become the latest scene of a massacre of civilians at the hands of President Bashar al-Assad’s military forces.
21 August 2012
Azaz in northern Syria is a town under the control of the opposition. Everything from the baking of bread to the welfare of thousands of refugees from Aleppo is run by revolutionary committees.
14 August 2012
Recent defections from Bashar al-Assad’s government show that it is crumbling. It can only hang on by brutally crushing the popular uprising.
14 August 2012
Battle lines in Syria’s second city of Aleppo have, for the moment, become entrenched.
07 August 2012
Kofi Annan resigned as United Nations (UN) special envoy for Syria last Friday, signalling the failure of one part of the West’s intervention in the revolution.
31 July 2012
The Syrian government used helicopter gunships, tanks and artillery to bombard the country’s second city Aleppo this week.
24 July 2012
The past few days may have seen the balance of forces tilt decisively against Bashar al-Assad and his regime. Paradoxically, a significant section of the Western left seems to have tilted as decisively in their favour.
24 July 2012
A devastating bomb attack on Bashar al-Assad’s inner circle has exposed deep fractures and a crisis of confidence inside his regime.
17 July 2012
The Syrian revolution has reached a new crossroads. Recent regime massacres have combined with a series of defections that could open the door to greater influence by the West.
13 July 2012
This year's Marxism festival saw a series of meetings on revolutions in the Middle East and North Africa. Here are videos of Hossam el-Hamalawy on the situation in Egypt and Simon Assaf on Syria, imperialism and revolution.