• Are Chemical Weapons Actually Useful in a War?

    Bashar Assad gave the US an excuse to enter the war when he used chemical weapons against the Syrian rebels trying to overthrow him, but in this day and age such weapons aren't very effective ways of killing people.

  • The Syrian Electronic Army Talks About Tuesday’s Hacks

    We contacted the SEA via email and received several answers from Th3Pr0, leader of the Special Operations Department in the Syrian Electronic Army about Tuesday's hacks on the websites of the New York Times, Twitter, and the Huffington Post UK.

  • Syrian Rebels Are Getting Serious Help from a House in Suburban Ontario

    The Syrian Support Group is doing a tremendous amount of work to help organize the Free Syrian Army, mainly through Skype and Paypal. One of the group's founders, Louay Sakka, works out of his home in Oakville, Ontario, and we called him to learn what...

  • Tagging the Revolution in Northern Syria

    Graffiti found on the crumbling walls and facades of Azaz’s cityscape—the majority of which are scrawled with a focus on sentiment rather than aesthetics—pay homage to the town’s experience of conflict and to the wider geo-political discourse that...

  • Meet the Ladies of the Free Syrian Army

    Just a few hundred meters from the Turkey-Syria border lies Atmeh, a once quiet farm town that has become a safe haven for the Free Syrian Army. Fifteen thousand Syrians roam freely, displaced by the civil war. There’s also Auntie Mahmoud’s house—a...

  • Displaced Verse

    In Syria, controversial poet Mohamad Alaaedin Abdul Moulawas earned a reputation as a sort of Arabic Henry Miller. Mohamad now lives in Mexico. He fled Syria just before the Free Syrian Army and Assad’s forces decided to turn his country into a pile of...