Aron Lund was a nonresident fellow in the Middle East Program and the author of several reports and books on the Syrian opposition movement.
Aron Lund, previously a nonresident fellow in the Carnegie Middle East Program, has published extensively on Syrian opposition movements and military dynamics. In addition to being a regular contributor to various journals and newspapers, Lund has published two books and several reports on Syrian militias and opposition politics. He is also the author of “Struggling to Adapt: The Muslim Brotherhood in a New Syria.”
The Syrian war has attracted thousands of foreign volunteers who now fight on almost every front.
During the current uprising, most of Syria’s Druze have kept to the Assad government’s side, like other religious minorities.
Abdulkader Al Dhon is a human rights activist from southern Syria. In the past two years, he has traveled all over Syria working with several international newspapers and human rights groups to shine a light on the violence in Syria and help researchers access rebel-held areas.
Qurabi, a pharmacist and union activist from Idleb, currently works as the president of the National Change Party, a small liberal organization that is active in Syria’s exile politics. Before 2011, he was best known as the head of the National Organization for Human Rights.
Between a regime eager to censor dissident opinions and a chaotic insurgency that is increasingly intertwined with militant Islamism and criminality, reporting on Syria is no easy job.
Raja al-Nasser is a leading member of the Democratic Arab Socialist Union, a leftist-nationalist opposition party that has long defended the Baath Party’s foreign policy, but also opposes the autocratic rule of Syria’s long-ruling Assad family.
In a statement broadcast on Al Jazeera, Islamist rebels have announced the creation of the Islamic Front, which gathers some of the largest factions in the Syrian civil war.
The double suicide attack on the Iranian embassy in Beirut killed at least 23 people and throws yet more fuel on the smoldering political fires of Lebanon. But what is known about the group behind it?
Regardless of who is part of the the Greater Damascus Operations Room, an equally important question is: who is not involved?
On November 6, 2013, a statement was released by Syrian rebels declaring the creation of “the Greater Damascus Operations Room.”