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Robin Yassin-Kassab


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

Comment: The peaceful ideal Zarif describes for the region amounts to misleading rhetoric that ignores the facts on the ground, writes Robin Yassin-Kassab.

21 March, 2018

Comment: Syria's massacres are not an accident. Local, regional and global powers created the tragedy. And Arab and international public opinion has contributed, through apathy and silence, writes Robin Yassin-Kassab

24 February, 2018

Comment: The Syrian opposition needs Turkey's support, and has had it, but it should not back Ankara's occupation of Afrin, writes Robin Yassin-Kassab.

25 January, 2018

Comment: This is not the first time the demonisation of 'threatening' communities has prepared the way for slaughter, writes Robin Yassin-Kassab.

19 December, 2017

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

08 September, 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.

31 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.

27 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

09 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

03 August, 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.

12 July, 2016