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About Odai Alzoubi

Odai Alzoubi, born in Damascus in 1981, has studied electrical engineering in Damascus University (1998-2004), philosophy in Lebanese University (2003-2007), and is currently completing a philosophy doctorate at the University of East Anglia.

Articles by Odai Alzoubi

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Sunny Hundal is openDemocracy’s social media editor.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Syria: do something

Western readers need to understand why some Syrians support, while others oppose, a military intervention in their country.

Three Syrian Interviews

The best way to understand what is going on in Syria is by listening to what Syrians have to say about their own country. Here, you are introduced to three different voices from the Syrian opposition, to show the diversity and richness of Syrian voices.

Syria: stop the cynicism, this is revolution

We need to re-think the whole relation between the west and the Arabs on moral grounds. The choice cannot be between either a military intervention on the Iraqi model, or a cynical neutral attitude.

Syria and the left

Is every uprising against dictatorship a civil war? If that is the case then it is the case in Egypt, in Yemen, in Bahrain. Are we going to dismiss all these revolutions, because some of the people support the regimes? Or is it just Syria that is doomed?

A message to the west: what can ‘they’ learn from ‘us’?

For all those who are afraid or suspicious, I invite them to go to the streets of Syria. One main defect with academic writing is that it avoids bombast. Hence, it doesn’t say that those young men and women who have been protesting in the streets of Syria for more than five months are heroes.
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