While the regime and its allies seek to legitimize Bashar al-Assad’s rule through the upcoming presidential elections, key players in southern Syria stress its lack of credibility.
Reconciliation without forgiveness: Defectors and former opposition members face ‘deferred execution’
Youssef al-Hamad had no choice but to perform mandatory military service after his attempt to resume his studies at Damascus University failed.
In a new podcast series, Syria Direct presents the experiences of displaced Syrians.
Three assassinated, three detained: Meet the most prominent ‘reconciliation figures’ in Syria’s southern province of Daraa
Who are the main leaders of the "reconciliation" process in southern Syria?
Contrary to what many analysts have said, Russia and Iran are coming closer together in southern Syria, not farther apart.
The number of assassinations in Daraa have sharply increased over the last six months as the reconciliation process falters.
This week, Syria Direct will be launching its new podcast, Thawriyya. Produced by Syria Direct and funded by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS), the podcast series follows the lives of five Syrian women activists.
ISIS fingerprints, regime mind: did the Assad regime coordinate with ISIS to attack the Central Committee of Daraa?
Can the reconciliation agreements survive Daraa's brewing insurgency and the government's heavy-handed tactics to crush it?
Anger and confusion erupt over the Syrian government’s decision to ration bread through the smart card
In recent months, the smart card system has been expanded to include a wider range of subsidized goods, namely fuel, rice, tea, and sugar.