Assistant Professor, Middle East Political Economy, at the University of Oregon. Currently writing on the Egyptian revolution and the Syrian crisis.
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Tag Archives: Opposition
Rivalries and bickering are ripping apart the largest opposition coalition in Syria and may further undermine its credibility, writes Bassel Oudat in Damascus. Squabbles, rivalry and discontent dominated recent meetings of the National Coalition of Revolution and Opposition Forces (NCSROF), … Continue reading
Egypt cabinet approves new ‘terrorist entities’ law – Politics – Egypt – Ahram Online.
A series of developments in Egypt indicate that Islamist opposition groups (specifically the Muslim Brotherhood) are taking their battles to the streets of Cairo and other governorates. The lynching of a taxi driver by the Brotherhood supporters, the acid attack … Continue reading
The scramble for Geneva II [http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/insidesyria/2013/10 /scramble-geneva-ii-2013102783211692626.html] Who’s Who: The Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) [http://www.syrianobserver.com/Who%27s/Opp_Who/Whos+Who+The+Islamic+State+of+Iraq+and+alSham+ISIS] Unifying Syria’s Rebels: Saudi Arabia Joins the Fray [http://carnegie-mec.org/2013/10/28/unifying-syria-s-rebels-saudi-arabia-joins-fray/greh] Saudi religious leader urges youths not to fight in Syria [http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/10/28/uk-syria-crisis-saudi-idUKBRE99R10A20131028] Kurdish militants … Continue reading
Syria opposition group shaken by rebel rejection AFP – Syria’s main opposition group has lost its bargaining power ahead of any potential peace conference, after rebels withdrew their support and a UN resolution failed to meet its expectations. With talks … Continue reading