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Robin Yassin-Kassab

Robin Yassin-Kassab is an author and novelist, specialising in Syrian life and politics.

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Assad's version of national liberation matches al-Baghdadi's

08 September, 2016

Comment: Syria's war resembles a foreign occupation more than a system of domestic repression, writes Robin Yassin-Kassab.

Another battle begins: Shifting power relations on Syria's battlefield

31 August, 2016

Comment: Robin Yassin-Kassab takes a closer look at the alliances on the Syrian battlefield, as ethnic-nationalist conflict between Turks, Kurds and Arabs threatens to spiral out of control.

The Tragedy of Daraya

27 August, 2016

Faced with a barbaric and sadistic enemy, Daraya responded with dignified resistance. The world should hang its head in shame at its fall to Syria's regime, writes Robin Yassin-Kassab.

American conspiracies on the Middle East

09 August, 2016

Comment: Conspiracy-thinking betrays a lazy intellectual approach, and new technologies only serve to quench our thirst for such easy gratification, writes Robin Yassin-Kassab

By abandoning Aleppo, the world has empowered jihadists

03 August, 2016

Comment: Robin Yassin-Kassab argues that besieged Syrians in Aleppo, thanks to the world's betrayal, now have no choice but to work with jihadists like the Nusra Front

Reinvention versus Trumpism

12 July, 2016

Comment: America is well-placed to adjust and reinvent itself, in part thanks to its diverse population. Refusing to do so would herald cultural bankruptcy, writes Robin Yassin-Kassab.

Brexit: Consequence of toxic policies and cause of more

27 June, 2016

Comment: The economic and political aftershocks of Brexit will weaken the EU and perhaps eventually lead to its disintegration, making way for the appeasement of Russian aggression, writes Robin Yassin-Kassab

Iraq's forgotten uprising

18 May, 2016

Comment: Iraqi appetite for change is alive and well, but voices that don't fit the binary go unheard, obscuring a potential alternative to sectarian politics, writes Robin Yassin-Kassab.

Hitler, Putin and the lessons of history

22 March, 2016

Comment: Putin isn't Hitler, but history never repeats itself exactly, writes Robin Yassin-Kassab.

'Democratic Confederalism' or Counter-revolution?

22 February, 2016

Kurdish Syrians saw the 2011 revolution as an opportunity for self-rule and freedom. One dominant Kurdish party and allied militia has replaced Baathist rule with their own brand of totalitarianism.

Iran no friend of Syrians nor defender of Shia

14 February, 2016

Robin Yassin-Kassab rebuts the claim that Iran is a protector of Shia Arabs, arguing that the Islamic Republic sees them as little more than fodder to advance its interests.

Syria enters its darkest days yet

11 February, 2016

Comment: International geopolitics are helping Bashar al-Assad tear the country apart, and it is the Syrian people who continue to suffer, writes Robin Yassin-Kassab.

Robin Yassin-Kassab
Robin Yassin-Kassab

Robin Yassin-Kassab is an author and novelist, specialising in Syrian life and politics.

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