Academic one-day seminar about thought of Syrian philosopher Sadiq Jalal Al Azm


Academic one-day seminar about thought of Syrian philosopher Sadiq Jalal Al Azm is organized by Harmoon Center for Contemporary Studies

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Harmoon Centre For Contemporary Studies issues a detailed vision about the transitional phase in Syria


We don’t foresee any political solution in the near future, nor a political transition; the likely possibility is a flare up of the conflict

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International Visiting Researchers Program - Harmoon Center

If you want to understand the Syrian regime, look at Eastern Ghouta



On Wednesday the 14th of February 2018, the first convoy of humanitarian relief since last November has been allowed to enter the besieged area of Eastern Ghouta, in the Damascus suburbs

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International Visiting Researchers Program - Harmoon Center

The ‘voluntary’ repatriation of Syria’s refugees: neither voluntary nor legal



Recently, seven high profile NGOs, including International Rescue Committee and the Norwegian Refugee Council, released a report concerning Syrian refugees being pushed to return to Syria in 2018

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Policy Studying Unit

Military Operation in Afrin: Implications, Risks and Options



The Turkish military operation in Afrin marks a new phase of the Syrian issue in which regional and international intentions and willpowers criss-cross, and major projects and deals concerning the heart of the future of the Arab Mashreq for decades to come are surfacing

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Statement of International Visiting Researchers Program at Harmoon Center (IVRPH) The Elimination of Eastern Ghouta


After enduring years of siege since 2013, the rebel held enclave of Eastern Ghouta in the suburbs of Damascus is bracing for what could be its final hours of freedom. On Monday the 19th of February

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“God is Our Only Solace”: A Week of Bombing Leaves Eastern Ghouta “Drowning in Blood”



Residents of the besieged Syrian rebel enclave of Eastern Ghouta have endured yet another week of relentless bombardment by the Syrian regime and their Russian allies

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Aid Under Fire: deliberate attacks on medical personnel and aid workers in Syria



The dawn of a new year has brought little relief to medical personnel in Syria and they remain a deliberate target for military operations

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Statement of International Visiting Researchers Program at Harmoon Center (IVRPH) While tensions rise, thousands of Syrians need a humanitarian ceasefire


During a meeting of the Security Council held on Wednesday the 14th of February, the UN Special Envoy to Syria Staffan de Mistura expressed all his concerns to state delegates. "I have been now four years as the special envoy

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Rockets of German origin found in East Ghouta: is Germany responsible for assisting war crimes in Syria?



The German newspaper Bild, with the help of the human rights group ‘Syrians for Truth and Justice’, recently reported that the rockets used in the chemical attacks recently conducted in Syria on the 22nd of January and the 1st of February were fabricated in Germany

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Why the World Should Not Ignore the Mental Health Crisis Afflicting Syria’s Children



While studying at Sussex University I visited an exhibition by British NGO from Syria With Love displaying the drawings of children in Lebanese refugee camps assisted by the group. They were asked to draw home

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International Visiting Researchers Program - Harmoon Center

In Defence of the Syrian Revolution: How Bashar al-Assad Created Syrian Radicalism, and How the Syrian People are Winning it Back



The issue of state failure as a result of internal conflict continues to pre-occupy the attention of scholars, policy makers, and indeed increasingly the public in view of its implications on cross border issues such as immigration and national security

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International Visiting Researchers Program - Harmoon Center

Despite Sochi, it is not time for a new constitution



While the Syrian regime keeps shelling Idlib and Eastern Ghouta, Turkish troops advance into Afrin, and Syrians die on a daily basis, the Russia-sponsored Sochi conference came to an end with the proposal to create a constitutional committee to draft a new constitution for Syria

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War-torn Sudan Provides a Safe Haven for Syria’s Displaced and a Model for Refugee Integration



The streets of the Sudanese Capital, Khartoum, are bustling with new businesses but not from a source that many would expect

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