Joshua Landis

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Name: Joshua Landis
First reported 2 hours ago - Updated 2 hours ago - 1 reports

Syria: UN documents expose Assad's starvation campaign

Internal United Nations documents show that Syrian President President Bashar al-Assad's campaign to bring rebels to heel by cutting off food supplies in opposition-controlled areas is succeeding.The Foreign Policy documents tracked the success of the ... [Published Canberra Times - 2 hours ago]
First reported Apr 06 2014 - Updated Apr 07 2014 - 1 reports

Media Blackout over Syria

Media Blackout of New Syria RevelationsyOn April 6, The London Review of Books published in its online journal Seymour Hersh’s “The Red Line and the Rat Line.” Hersh continues to expose details surrounding the staged August 21 chemical attack incident ... [Published Global Research - Apr 06 2014]
First reported Apr 03 2014 - Updated Apr 03 2014 - 1 reports

I Learned to Fight Like an American at the FSA Training Camp in Jordan

Fighter A aims his AK47 in Daraa“I do not want to mention my name,” says a 20-year-old FSA fighter, “because the camp we practiced in was highly classified.”So classified, in fact, that the CIA – who are rumoured to be running the camp (but declined to ... [Published Vice UK - Apr 03 2014]
First reported Mar 31 2014 - Updated Mar 31 2014 - 1 reports

US shifts Syria strategy to ‘southern front’

Move to bolster faltering opposition forces now losing ground in their three-year battle to overthrow Al Assad Irbid: The Free Syrian Army commander, head of a moderate rebel force fighting just across the border in southern Syria, watched helplessly ... [Published Gulf News - Mar 31 2014]
First reported Mar 29 2014 - Updated Mar 29 2014 - 1 reports

“Humanitarian War” on Syria: Al-Qaeda Flag Now Flies on the Mediterranean, Courtesy of NATO

Dr. Joshua Landis, internationally recognized Syria expert and founder of Syria Comment , linked to the photo below on his Twitter account today (3/29). Landis commented: “Al-Qaida’s flag now flies on the Mediterranean Sea” -presumably in acknowledgement ... [Published Global Research - Mar 29 2014]
First reported Mar 25 2014 - Updated Mar 25 2014 - 1 reports

Syrian Rebel Commander: Why Joining Extremists Was My Last Resort

ANTAKYA, Turkey -- Haj Faraj is fed up. The 36-year-old Syrian rebel commander, who says he leads a small brigade of 50 fighters just over the border, is angry, nearly broke, and more worried than ever.For much of the Syrian civil war that has now claimed ... [Published Huffington Post - Mar 25 2014]
First reported Mar 24 2014 - Updated Mar 24 2014 - 1 reports

Christian Syrian Arrested By Islamists for Not Wearing a Veil

A female Christian Syrian activist opposing the rule of President Bashar Assad was abducted by Islamist militants who disapproved of her participating in an outdoor protest while her hair was uncovered, a Middle Eastern social media outlet is reporti ... [Published AINA - Mar 24 2014]
First reported Mar 14 2014 - Updated Mar 14 2014 - 1 reports

Syria: A human tragedy

It has been three years since the start of the Syrian conflict. What began with peaceful demonstrations in the streets of Deraa has morphed into a nationwide conflict with sectarian, ethnic and regional consequences.A regime that has run Syria for decades ... [Published Al Jazeera - Mar 14 2014]
First reported Feb 19 2014 - Updated Feb 19 2014 - 1 reports

US policy likely ineffective in Syria

Home World News“If you want to change a regime in Damascus you have to blow it up” says expert on Middle-East.By Michael HernandezWASHINGTON - With another round of negotiations in Geneva failing to improve Syria’s on-the-ground realities, it may be ... [Published Turkish Press - Feb 19 2014]
First reported Feb 12 2014 - Updated Feb 12 2014 - 2 reports

Twitter Chat: Where does the conflict in Syria stand?

Civilians wait to be evacuated by United Nations staff from the central Syrian city of Homs on Feb. 9, 2014. Photo by Bassel Tawil/AFP/For more than two years Syria has been in the midst of a civil war. The conflict has been in and out of the news since ... [Published PBS - Feb 12 2014]
First reported Feb 01 2014 - Updated Feb 01 2014 - 1 reports

Who’s to blame for failed Syrian peace talks, and what’s next?

JEFFREY BROWN: And so with no deal achieved and without a firm agreement to meet again, what are the prospects for ending a civil war that has claimed an estimated 130,000 lives and displaced millions?We turn again to Joshua Landis, director of the Center ... [Published PBS - Feb 01 2014]
First reported Jan 23 2014 - Updated Jan 23 2014 - 1 reports

Will talks yield any progress for ending the Syrian war?

GWEN IFILL: Margaret is in Montreux covering the talks. I spoke with her a short time ago.Margaret, welcome.We saw that today was a pretty rocky first day. What were the atmospherics behind all of that?MARGARET WARNER: Definitely, Gwen.The hope had been ... [Published PBS - Jan 23 2014]

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Other analysts emphasised the grim fate that faced some who fled to government-controlled areas. "there is an element of people turning [themselves] over to the regime who will be tortured" the director of the Centre for Middle East Studies at Oklahoma University, Joshua Landis, said
"most of these groups are based on very local politics" said Joshua Landis, a Syria expert and director of Oklahoma University’s Center for Middle Eastern Studies...

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Syria: UN documents expose Assad's starvation c... [Published Canberra Times - 2 hours ago]
Media Blackout over Syria [Published Global Research - Apr 06 2014]
Syria's moderate rebels still losing ground to ... [Published AlMonitor - Apr 04 2014]
I Learned to Fight Like an American at the FSA ... [Published Vice UK - Apr 03 2014]
US shifts Syria strategy to ‘southern front’ [Published Gulf News - Mar 31 2014]
“Humanitarian War” on Syria: Al-Qaeda Flag Now ... [Published Global Research - Mar 29 2014]
Syrian Rebel Commander: Why Joining Extremists ... [Published Huffington Post - Mar 25 2014]
Christian Syrian Arrested By Islamists for Not ... [Published AINA - Mar 24 2014]
U.S. shifts Syria strategy to 'southern front' [Published Los Angeles Times - Mar 22 2014]
Hezbollah s Yabroud triumph makes Lebanon bigg... [Published Zawya.com - Mar 18 2014]
The Syrian Uprising at Three Years [Published Syria Comment - Mar 17 2014]
Fourth Year Of Syrian War Unlikely To Bring Rel... [Published Huffington Post - Mar 15 2014]
Syria: A human tragedy [Published Al Jazeera - Mar 14 2014]
L.A. gang members in Syria: Why they fight for ... [Published CBS News - Mar 11 2014]
Expert says there's evidence of Saudi fighters ... [Published Al Jazeera - YouTube - Mar 04 2014]
US policy likely ineffective in Syria [Published Turkish Press - Feb 19 2014]
Syria expert discusses Free Syrian Army [Published Al Jazeera - YouTube - Feb 18 2014]
Saudis and CIA agree to Arm Syrian “Moderates” ... [Published Syria Comment - Feb 15 2014]
Watch first Trendlines: ‘Syria After Geneva 2’ [Published PBS - Feb 14 2014]
Twitter Chat: Where does the conflict in Syria ... [Published PBS - Feb 12 2014]
PBS NewsHour and Al-Monitor launch Trendlines w... [Published PBS - Feb 12 2014]
Who’s to blame for failed Syrian peace talks, a... [Published PBS - Feb 01 2014]
Will talks yield any progress for ending the Sy... [Published PBS - Jan 23 2014]
Peace talks on Syria stuck over Assad's future [Published ONE News - Jan 23 2014]
The Struggle For Syrian Peace, Ctd [Published The Daily Dish | By Andrew Sullivan - Jan 22 2014]
“Why Syria’s Assad heads to Geneva from a posit... [Published Syria Comment - Jan 22 2014]
Almost 500 reported killed in Syria [Published Mansfield News Journal - Jan 10 2014]
World View: Thailand's Elite Minority Seeks to ... [Published Breitbart Feed - Jan 06 2014]
Syria: Rebel Militias take on Islamic State of ... [Published Informed Comment - Jan 06 2014]
The Battle between ISIS and Syria’s Rebel Militias [Published Syria Comment - Jan 04 2014]
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The Syrian Uprising at Three Years [Published Syria Comment - Mar 17 2014]
After three years, no end in sight by Borzou Daragahi, Financial Times In another time or place, Abdul Razzaq al-Hammoud would be spending his days coaching football and teaching physical education at the Deir Ezzour secondary school where he once ...
Expert says there's evidence of Saudi fighters ... [Published Al Jazeera - YouTube - Mar 04 2014]
<a style="font-size: 15px; font-weight: bold;font-decoration: none;" href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bTv79-zGI3I&feature=youtube_gdata"&gt;Expert says there's evidence of Saudi fighters in Syria Saudi Arabia is demanding all foreign fighters ...
Syria expert discusses Free Syrian Army [Published Al Jazeera - YouTube - Feb 18 2014]
<a style="font-size: 15px; font-weight: bold;font-decoration: none;" href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T66gowEDP4k&feature=youtube_gdata"&gt;Syria expert discusses Free Syrian Army Joshua Landis, the Director of the Center for Middle East Studies ...
Saudis and CIA agree to Arm Syrian “Moderates” ... [Published Syria Comment - Feb 15 2014]
Saudis and CIA agree to Arm Syrian Moderates with Advanced Anti-aircraft and Anti-tank Weapons by Joshua Landis The news that the “Saudis Agree to Provide Syrian Rebels With Mobile Antiaircraft Missiles,” as reported by the Wall Street Journal (article ...
The Struggle For Syrian Peace, Ctd [Published The Daily Dish | By Andrew Sullivan - Jan 22 2014]
The “Geneva II” Syrian peace talks got off to a rocky start today: In his opening remarks, opposition leader Ahmed Jarba  accused  Syrian President Bashar al-Assad of war crimes, bringing up new evidence of torture investigated by three war crimes ...
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