Omar Ghabra, an independent journalist based in Seattle, has written for The Nation, The Atlantic, Al Jazeera America, Scientific American, and The Huffington Post.
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.