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The Conflict In Syria: Past, Present, and Future - A STATUS/الوضع Interview with Nikolaos Van Dam

In this interview for STATUS/الوضع, host Mouin Rabbani discusses the evolution of the Syrian conflict and the future of the region with Dutch scholar and author of "Destroying a Nation: The Civil War in Syria", Nikolaos Van Dam.

Find out more about Nikolaos van Dam, a leading specialist on Syria, and his role as Netherlands Special Envoy to the Syrian Opposition in this interview with Mouin Rabbani

Mouin Rabbani is a researcher and analyst specialising in the contemporary Middle East. He has previously served as Principal Political Affairs Officer with the Office of the UN Special Envoy for Syria, Head of Middle East with Crisis Management Initiative/Martti Ahtisaari Centre, and Senior Middle East Analyst and Special Advisor on Israel­Palestine with the International Crisis Group. He is Senior Fellow with the Institute for Palestine Studies, Co­Editor of Jadaliyya, Contributing Editor of Middle East Report, Associate Fellow of the European Council on Foreign Relations, and Policy Advisor to Al­Shabaka ­ The Palestinian Policy Network. Rabbani has published, presented, and commented widely on Middle East issues, including for most major global media.  


About DARS Page

The DARS Page chronicles daily acts of resistance and subversion (DARS) in contemporary Arab societies and beyond. All forms of resistance and subversion to political, economic, social, or cultural forms of exploitation are of interest. This includes resistance to authoritarianism, occupation, imperialism, and social norms, and the many ways these are subverted.

While acts of resistance and subversion are ubiquitous, the focus is conventionally placed on the grand and visible, even as these constitute a small portion of the daily actions of millions of people who find themselves resisting and subverting on a daily basis. We cover and analyse both visible as well as invisible daily acts of resistance and subversion. DARS also features news and analyses on civil society in the region. 

DARS aims to provide both empirical and theoretical means to capture a multitude of phenomen: personal or collective, visible or underground, nonviolent or violent. We are not locked into a political party nor into a single theoretical framework. We advocate a decidedly critical and contextualized approach. If you have any questions or comments, or would like to us to consider featuring something on the DARS Page, please email us at dars@jadaliyya.com