Syrian Women Envision a Peaceful Future

Posted by on August 23, 2013

Earlier this year, 31 Syrian women traveled to Turkey—from government-controlled cities and towns as well as from “liberated” areas—for a series of workshops to discuss their vision for the future. The diverse group included activists, civil society leaders, and public servants, all with a common purpose: realizing a peaceful, democratic Syria. Inclusive Security, in partnership […]

For Action on Syria, Some Lessons from Bosnia

Posted by on December 2, 2012
For Action on Syria, Some Lessons from Bosnia

This article was originally published by Global Post. The city is under siege. Mortars turn apartment blocks to dust, as soldiers trade bullets and territory daily. Civilians hunker down in what shelter remains, without water or electricity. Families brave deadly sniper fire to seek food. A visit to neighbors, or commute to work, means maneuvering […]

Why We Need to Support Civil Society in Syria

Posted by on October 26, 2012

This post is by Kristin Williams and Rebecca Miller. In a recent Foreign Policy article (“Holding Civil Society Workshops While Syria Burns”), author Justin Vela seems unconvinced by the worth of recent efforts to provide “nonlethal support” to the Syrian opposition. According to Vela, this training and communications assistance (led by the U.S. State Dept. […]