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The Syrian Mark Twain

tabsir , January 13th, 2022


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Loti on Palestine

tabsir , December 22nd, 2021


First English translation of ‘La Galilée’, an account of Pierre Loti’s travels in the Holy Land from Jerusalem to Beirut, via Damascus and many other interesting places, in…


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Egypt in 1876

tabsir , October 20th, 2021


The British diplomat Sir Valentine Chirol (1852-1929) wrote a memoir entitled Fifty Years in a Changing World (New York: Harcourt and Brace, 1928). Among the areas in the…


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Online Books in Halle

tabsir , October 16th, 2021


At least 337 Books published in Germany on Islam and history of the Middle East are available to read online or download. Most are in German but a…


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Damascus Heritage

tabsir , April 29th, 2021


For an impressive website devoted to the heritage of Damascus, check out “Damascus Heritage.” There are several Youtube videos accessible from the website. I especially like the im…


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Images from the 19th century “Bible World”

tabsir , April 21st, 2021


There were many books written by Christian missionaries and clergy during the 19th century. While the text itself has long since been outdated, the engravings are still fascinating…


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Animal Displacement from Syria: A Story Yet to be Written

Estella Carpi , April 7th, 2021


During the Syrian war, which has now raged for a decade, the attention of scholars, media commentators and activists has primarily focused on human displacement. More than 60%…


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A different perspective on “child marriages” among Syrian refugees in Jordan

standplaatswereld , February 9th, 2021


By Marina de Regt For years, humanitarian organisations in Jordan and Lebanon have been concerned about the increasing number of “child marriages” among Syrian refugees. While early marriages…


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In the Journals – Conflict and Captivity

allisontedesco , August 10th, 2020


POW release to UN authorities was the first step in repatriation. Here, communists turn over UN troops at the POW receiving center at Panmunjon, on the border of…


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Ep #49: Intolerable Ads, Introvert Anthros, Irrevocable Ties & Indigenous Symbols: This Month on TFS

The Familiar Strange , October 27th, 2019


This month, Kylie [0:50] kicks off our conversation by reflecting on our blog about racism in sport and asks us about the ethics of ad targeting on social…


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“It’s a lot of sand”: An anthropological take on Trump’s Syrian withdrawal

Simon Theobald , October 20th, 2019


That Syria has “a lot of sand” is meant to stand in for its lack of value. As a place that is sandy, it is not worth US…


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Girls, Groupies, and Grim Reapers: The Religious Politics of Mass Response

Maximilian C. Forte , September 29th, 2019


Following a week at the UN and ensuing climate change “protests” (state-sanctioned, party-approved, media-praised, university-endorsed, “protests”), in which we were yet agai…


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Out of Sight, Out of Mind: The No-Map and the Fear of Being in the No Go World

Ignacio Fradejas-García , September 26th, 2019


The NGO personnel in Gaziantep’s office (Turkey) was in shock. Little groups were talking loudly in Arabic, or keeping their lips firmly closed. “It was an air-strike”, my…


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Americans Can Do Two Things at the Same Time

Maximilian C. Forte , March 13th, 2019


Surely we have heard and seen enough by now that any lingering “optimism” about Trump governing as an anti-interventionist in foreign affairs has totally evaporated. What Trump promised…


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Trump’s Coup in Venezuela

Maximilian C. Forte , January 25th, 2019


Last year in our final report on 2018, we closed with this warning: “one of the things we must all look out for then are the prospects of…


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Review of 2018, Part 4 (October–December): Nationalism, Deglobalization, plus the US exit from Syria

Maximilian C. Forte , December 23rd, 2018


OCTOBER Where US–Canada relations were concerned, as well as Trump’s trade strategy, NAFTA was the leading event opening the month of October. The US–Mexico–Canada Agreement (USMCA) On Monday,…


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Review of 2018, Part 3 (July–September): The Trade War plus Cold War II

Maximilian C. Forte , December 22nd, 2018


JULY June was a month so heavily saturated with key turning point events, that it seemed like the longest month of the year—but then July came. Already, on…


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Review of 2018, Part 2 (April–June): Dealing in Danger and Diplomacy

Maximilian C. Forte , December 21st, 2018


APRIL The Trade War Begins? April continued many of the same themes from March, beginning with the apparent start of a trade war between China and the US…


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Review of 2018, Part 1 (January–March): Unloading the American Empire

Maximilian C. Forte , December 21st, 2018


In memory of James Laxer, n. December 22, 1941, d. February 23, 2018, prolific author, and an inspiration to all Canadian academics to think for ourselves. JANUARY A…


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The Thickest Review of 2018: An Overview

Maximilian C. Forte , December 21st, 2018


Numbering 100 printed pages, at about 50,000 words, the thickest review of 2018 is about to be published here in four parts over the next few days. A…


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Syria: The New Terra Nullius

Maximilian C. Forte , October 7th, 2018


SYRIA, seat of an Islamic Caliphate. Syria, site of the Middle East’s newest liberal democracy. Syria, socialist paradise. Syria, a corrupt and murderous dictatorship that practices genocide. Syria,…


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Canada Imports the White Helmets from Syria: A Dangerous, Criminal Decision

Eva Bartlett , August 12th, 2018


Did Canadians get to vote on whether or not to bring potential terrorists or supporters of terrorists to Canada? No. Will Canadians get a say in where these…


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The Helsinki Summit: Trying to Turn the Page on the New Cold War

Maximilian C. Forte , July 17th, 2018


Finally, on Monday, July 16, 2018, the Helsinki Summit bringing together Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Donald Trump took place, despite shrill demands that it be…


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Book Review: Washington’s Long War on Syria, by Stephen Gowans

Maximilian C. Forte , May 11th, 2018


Review of: Washington’s Long War on Syria, by Stephen Gowans. Published by Baraka Books, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. 6 x 9 inches. 280 pages. ISBN No 9781771861083. Paper, $24.95…


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