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Khaled Al-Roushd and «Journey Through Distortion of Memory» stars

In the past two weeks, Khaled Al-Roushd, the author and presenter of «Journey Through Memory» program in Russia Today (Arabic), presented two new episodes of his program, the first one was entitled «Bolsheviks and the question of supporting the Great Syrian Revolution» while the second episode touched on the relationship between the Comintern and the Syrian Communist Party.

No Safety Without A Comprehensive Political Solution!

More than a week has passed since the US- Turkish announcement of reaching an agreement on a “safe zone” in the northeast of Syria, and the various facts and statements confirmed what we went to in the previous Kassioun editorial, when we described the agreement as a “mutual lying” between the US and Turkey, through which each seeking to trap the other. Since the first hours after the announcement, signs of this have emerged through the absence of any effective practical steps, as well as through a series of Turkish-American mutual statements, some of which carried a more escalating tone than before the agreement.

Safe Zone and US-Turkish «mutual lying»

The announcement of the US-Turkish consensus on a “safe zone” in the north-east of Syria is at the forefront of the news circulating on the Syrian situation, and some go so far away in reading and understanding this declaration, up to the point of trying to redraw the whole Syrian panel...

Safe Zone and US-Turkish «mutual lying»

The announcement of the US-Turkish consensus on a “safe zone” in the north-east of Syria is at the forefront of the news circulating on the Syrian situation, and some go so far away in reading and understanding this declaration, up to the point of trying to redraw the whole Syrian panel...

Make the Change Real!

The various tracks related to UNSC resolution 2254 and the solution to the Syrian crisis, whether those tracks are Geneva, Astana, Sochi or the Constitutional Commission, continue to worked on step by step and through many difficulties. Progress in any of them is, in sum, useful for the whole process. However, the essence of the matter is still, as always have been, the necessity for radical, deep and comprehensive national democratic change.

 

Self-Determination Without Intervention

In the last few days there have been very contradictory statements on the subject of the constitutional committee, especially from the US side, whose representative in the UN Security Council has declared that the idea has been given enough time and has not been realized, and therefore, the international envoy must abandon it, in parallel with the completion of understandings on the Committee and the approach of the declaration of its formation.

US Ado About A Thing: A Gradual Collapse!

After the rise of the US ado over the past months about Iran, from the withdrawal from the nuclear agreement and then the imposition of sanctions, and the tightening of sanctions time after time, reaching brinkmanship after the downing of the drone, through the threat of a military strike, and even the logistical preparation of such a strike, the US mountain of escalation gave birth to a mouse, and the calls for dialogue and negotiation returned to dominate the scene.

Vandals in a Race Against the New Syria!

The Syrian economic file is witnessing a number of heavy and «interdependent» operations of vandalism, on top of them are the following:

Step by Step in Parallel! stars

Many years have passed since the debate over which is first: the political solution or the fight against terrorism. That debate proved to be futile. Subsequent developments have shown that the extremists on both sides, who held up to one of the answers, implicitly agreed to extend the duration of the crisis because of the immaturity of "quelling" [the opposition by the regime] nor "overthrowing" [the regime by the opposition] – as their slogans claimed, at a time when the obvious answer was that the two processes [of political solution and fighting terrorism] constitute one integral whole, and cannot be approached except together and in parallel.