I haven’t written anything in months, but it’s not because I haven’t wanted to or because I intend to stop. I’ve just been busy. You see, in the last couple of months, I have:
- Applied to several graduate programs, been lucky enough to be offered multiple acceptances, and yesterday settled on Georgetown’s Master of Arab Studies;
- Moved to New York City;
- Begun working at Independent Diplomat, specifically on support and advocacy for the Syrian National Coalition’s UN office.
I’m still getting my bearings at work, and I need to work out with myself how to talk about Syria here without compromising either confidential information or any group’s public standing; the way I write here, or the topics covered, may change slightly. But I hope to start posting again quite soon, maybe even today or tomorrow!
In the meantime, I offer you this very excellent article from Jiyad Yazigh at the Carnegie Middle East Center: Assad Regime: Winning On Points, which has great data about opposition groups’ resources and some interesting notions about a decentralized (though not formally partitioned) future for Syria.