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Glorified Middlemen

The Syrian National Coalition (SNC) is a peculiar creature. It can be classed neither as a revolutionary organization—it is no …

What Next for Syria’s Rebels?

Once heralded as the inevitable victors of the Syria conflict, the armed opponents of Bashar Al-Assad have recently found themselves …

Getting to Geneva

The peace talks proposed by the US and Russia, dubbed “Geneva II,” are at present heading for failure. While the …

Reading Putin

On Monday during the Syrian National Council’s visit to Moscow, Vladimir Putin’s remarks to the diplomatic corps made his most …

A Divided Opposition

Burhan Ghalioun has proven to be a controversial leader of the SNC. Based in neighboring Turkey, he originally agreed to …

Voice of the People?

Sheikh Nawaf Bashir, head of the Baqara tribe from Deyr az-Zour and former member of the Damascus Declaration, acts frustrated …

A Credible Alternative

Across Syria, indications are mounting that the regime of President Bashar Al-Assad is fraying.  A ten-month campaign to crush the …

The New Face of Syria

The President of the Syrian National Council (SNC), Burhan Ghalioun, considers the end of the Assad regime in Syria to …