Today marks the one-year anniversary of the uprising in Syria. Thousands of articles on the recent events, the country's history, culture, religious dynamics, economy, and role in the Middle East, have been published since March 2011. Wading through the press in search of a glimpse of truth, whatever one might expect or believe that to be, is daunting. The outcome is often a series of divergent perspectives that leave one with more questions than answers. In commemoration of the past year of the country's revolution, this post puts forth a series of compelling articles on Syria. Except for one, the January 31, 2011 Wall Street Journal interview with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, all were published within the last year. Many are poignant, others academic, still others are likely construed as controversial, but all are worth reading for the various perspectives they offer on the current situation and the issues from which it stemmed.
Military Operations in Idlib, Daraa Rage as Annan Awaits Clarification from Damascus on Peace Proposals
Syrian Pound Plummets, Fears of Grave Poverty Spike, UN Aid Chief Arrives in Syria and Proclaims Homs 'Devastated'
Weekly posts in the Syria News Blog will resume next Thursday, March 08, 2012. Thank you for your patience.
UN Accuses Syria of Crimes Against Humanity as Foreign Leaders Prepare for 'Friends of Syria' Meeting in Tunisia
UN General Assembly to Vote Today on New Syria Resolution, Turkey and Arab League Initiate Planning for Humanitarian Corridor
UNSC Resolution on Syria Vetoed as Conflict in Homs Intensifies
Unrest Narrows in on Syrian Capital, Arab League Suspends Mission as UNSC Debates Draft Resolution on Syria
Syria Rejects Arab League Plan for Government Overhaul, UN Unable to Track Mounting Death Toll
Mandate of Arab League Observer Mission Ends, Syrian Pound Plummets to Record Low