The Syrian Resistance

4 Oct

Last week, openDemocracy published my co-authored article on the Syrian struggle.

Together with Mohja Kahf, we assess the role and impact of the Syrian nonviolent resistance when it lasted and show how the armed resistance jeopardized what civil resistance had achieved. We also address myths pertaining to the resort to arms by the Syrian opposition. The decision to engage Assad regime on its own terms and where it is the strongest – via arms – was based on the misplaced beliefs in the efficacy of armed protection and the inadequate knowledge of the effects of civil resistance.

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