Throughout August and September, anti-government protests have rocked Syrian cities. While the crowds are typically small, numbering only a few hundred, they show little sign of abating. Demonstrators are motivated by increasingly unlivable economic conditions spurred by crippling U.S.-led international sanctions against Damascus. These have
In light of renewed protests in Syria, Kit Klarenberg examines files from the Central Crisis Management Cell. Dubbed “The Assad Files” by mainstream media, the files reveal intricate planning and management of Syria’s 2011 ‘revolution’ by Western powers.