The Crossing

The Crossing
Title The Crossing PDF eBook
Author Samar Yazbek
Publisher Random House
Pages 288
Release 2015-07-02
Genre Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 1473527945

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'ONE OF THE FIRST POLITICAL CLASSICS OF THE 21st CENTURY'- Observer 'EXTRAORDINARILY POWERFUL, POIGNANT AND AFFECTING. I WAS GREATLY MOVED' Michael Palin FOREWORD BY CHRISTINA LAMB Journalist Samar Yazbek was forced into exile by Assad's regime. When the uprising in Syria turned to bloodshed, she was determined to take action and secretly returned several times. The Crossing is her rare, powerful and courageous testament to what she found inside the borders of her homeland. From the first peaceful protests for democracy to the arrival of ISIS, she bears witness to those struggling to survive, to the humanity that can flower amidst annihilation, and why so many are now desperate to flee.

Literature with A White Helmet

Literature with A White Helmet
Title Literature with A White Helmet PDF eBook
Author Lava Asaad
Publisher Routledge
Pages 271
Release 2019-08-22
Genre Social Science
ISBN 1000701743

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Literature with A White Helmet explores issues of refugee writers, contemporary works of fiction and nonfiction on the refugee’s body and experience, the biopolitics of refugees, and disputes over the ethicality of representing refugees by writers and human rights activists. The book relies on a broad selection of texts by authors who, in one way or another, have experienced displacement, witnessed it, imagined it, or co-written about it.

True Teen Stories from Syria

True Teen Stories from Syria
Title True Teen Stories from Syria PDF eBook
Author Kristin Thiel
Publisher Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC
Pages 112
Release 2018-07-15
Genre Young Adult Nonfiction
ISBN 1502635429

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Since 2011, Syria has been embroiled in a civil war that has killed more than a quarter of a million people, and it all started with teenagers. That year, fifteen teenagers were arrested for writing antigovernment graffiti. The teens were reportedly subjected to horrific treatment. Peaceful protests calling for the young people's release turned violent when the government sent the army to break up the crowd. This compelling volume introduces readers to the country and region. It includes teens' firsthand accounts of the conflict, both displaced teens and those who have become soldiers, to paint a holistic, engaging portrait of one of today's worst human rights crises.

Historical Dictionary of the Syrian Uprising and Civil War

Historical Dictionary of the Syrian Uprising and Civil War
Title Historical Dictionary of the Syrian Uprising and Civil War PDF eBook
Author Asaad Alsaleh
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield
Pages 441
Release 2021-05-21
Genre History
ISBN 153812078X

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Historical Dictionary of the Syrian Uprising and Civil War contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has more than 200 cross-referenced entries on the major events, places, and actors in the Syrian uprising.

Syrian Requiem

Syrian Requiem
Title Syrian Requiem PDF eBook
Author Itamar Rabinovich
Publisher Princeton University Press
Pages 288
Release 2022-12-20
Genre History
ISBN 0691242070

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"The Syrian crisis is not over yet but the period of full-fledged civil war in that country appears to be drawing to a close, and it is now possible to view this calamity with some perspective. This short book will address the following questions about the conflict: How and why did quiet demonstrations in Southern Syria develop into a brutal civil war? Why did the political opposition to the regime of Bashar al-Assad remain weak and divided? How did radical Jihadi Islamists take over the main military opposition to the Syrian regime? How did the Syrian conflict become a main arena of the Saudi-Iranian regional rivalry? What explains the ambivalent Western attitude towards the Syrian rebellion? How did US policy under the Obama administration evolve and why did both Obama and Trump decide not to make a major investment in it? How stable is the status quo? And how could the conflict re-erupt in a different form? According to Rabinovitch, the Syrian regime and its supporters (including the Russians and the Iranians) have indeed emerged as victors, but it's a limited victory at best. The Syrian state under Assad controls only about 60 percent of the national territory and the potential for renewed violence is considerable. Assad's continued survival has come at the cost of deep dependency on Iran and Russia; his is now, arguably, a vassal state. This means that the country will remain in crisis for the foreseeable future, even if the full-scale civil war phase has come to an end. In his last chapter, Rabinovich will recommend policy options for the U.S"--


Title War-Torn PDF eBook
Author Leïla Vignal
Publisher Oxford University Press
Pages 259
Release 2021-12-01
Genre Social Science
ISBN 0197644201

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Syria as we knew it does not exist anymore. However, all conflicts change countries and their societies. Such an obvious statement needs to be unpacked in specific relation to Syria. What has happened, what does it mean, and what comes next? In order to consider the future of Syria, it is crucial to assess not only what has been destroyed, but also how it was destroyed. It is equally vital to address the structural and possibly enduring results of large-scale destruction and displacement. These dynamics are not only at play in Syrian society, but are tearing at the economic fabric and very territorial integrity of the country. If war is a powerful process of human and material destruction, it is equally a powerful process of spatial, social and economic reconfiguration. Nor does it stop at national borders--the unravelling of Syria, and of the idea of Syria, has affected and will continue to affect the entire Middle East. War-Torn explores these transformations and the processes that fuel them. It is an indispensable account throwing light on neglected aspects of the Syrian war, and a much-needed contribution to our understanding of conflicts in the twenty-first century.


Title Syria PDF eBook
Author Coleman South
Publisher Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC
Pages 146
Release 2016-04-15
Genre Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN 150261703X

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Syria is a country that has endured many struggles over the centuries. A place rich with history, today it experiences hardship on a daily basis and faces challenges that have become a global focus. This book explores the history, people, places, and culture that make up modern-day Syria. All books of the critically-acclaimed Cultures of the World® series ensure an immersive experience by offering vibrant photographs with descriptive nonfiction narratives, and interactive activities such as creating an authentic traditional dish from an easy-to-follow recipe. Copious maps and detailed timelines present the past and present of the country, while exploration of the art and architecture help your readers to understand why diversity is the spice of Life.