Omar Ghabra (@omarghabra) is a Syrian-American writer who grew up in the rural mountains of southern West Virginia. He studied political science, journalism and biology at West Virginia University and is a former Nation intern.
What is brave about expressing an opinion that’s already held by a plurality of Americans?
There’s growing evidence that the Obama administration is providing just enough aid to the rebels to sustain the war, but not enough to topple Assad.
The recent chemical spill is the latest chapter in a very old story: total capitulation to industry by state officials.
The growing humanitarian catastrophe is not just an accidental outcome of the conflict—the Assad regime has been deliberately targeting healthcare infrastructure and personnel.
Before there was a civil war and before Syria became the world’s chessboard, there was a peaceful uprising for freedom and dignity.