Upcoming elections, the new Social Contract and political system changes – interview with Kobane Autonomous Administration officials.

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In December 2023, the Democratic Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria (DAANES) approved and published its much-anticipated updated Social Contract, based on “democratic, environmental, societal and women’s freedom”. Amongst…

“Research and heritage management should be led by local populations” – Vision, conservation NGO

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In December 2023, RIC interviewed Vision, a heritage and conservation NGO in Raqqa; a city whose rich cultural heritage was heavily destroyed by ISIS during the time of the so-called Caliphate. Vision coordinator, Ezzat Suleiman al-Mouh, describes…

Berlin Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg – Interview mit der Stadtverwaltung Derik

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Im Jahr 2019 wurde eine Städtepartnerschaft zwischen Berlin Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg und Derik gegründet. Seitdem wurden mehrere Projekte in Zusammenarbeit realisiert, darunter ökologische Initiativen, Dienstleistungsangebote und Austausch…

Berlin Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg – Interview with Derik Municipality

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In 2019, a city partnership between Berlin Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg and Derik was established. Since then, several projects have been realized in cooperation, including ecological initiatives, service provisions and information exchanges. RIC…

“When we say defense, most people think of weapons, but this is not all” – HPC, North and East Syria’s Civil Defense Forces

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HPC members guarding community croplands near Heseke, June 2023 Introduction While North and East Syria’s (NES) Women’s and People’s Defense Units (the YPJ and YPG) have taken worldwide headlines for their role in…

Interview – Mohamed Omar, Asayish (Internal Security Forces)

Across 4 days in January, Turkey conducted airstrikes on over 50 locations across North and East Syria (NES), targeting key electricity and oil infrastructure, as well as industrial sites, Asayish (Internal Security Forces) checkpoints,…

Ilham Ahmed, former SDC co-chair: “When Turkey attacks like this, it risks everything returning to point zero and ISIS announcing their caliphate.”

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Over Christmas, Turkey carried out a devastating string of airstrikes on NES, targeting civilian service facilities and infrastructure including warehouses for storing grain, a printing press, industrial sites for making construction materials,…

Interview – Washokani IDP Camp

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On the 4th anniversary of the Turkish invasion and subsequent occupation of the ‘M4 Strip,’ RIC interviewed Berzan Abdullah, one of the members of the administration of Washokani camp, near Heseke city, and Souria Mohamed Hussain, a…

Environmental leaders in North and East Syria – interviews with Jazira Canton Municipality and ‘Keziyen Kesk’ organization

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In the face of an array of ecological challenges, a range of actors in NES have been working to cultivate an “environmentally minded population”. RIC spoke with Berivan Omer, a member of Jazira region’s leadership board and the women’s…

Los ataques de Turquía en el Norte y Este de Siria, el campamento de al-Hol y la batalla contra el ISIS

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Desde el comienzo de la reciente escalada de ataques turcos contra el Norte y Este de Siria (NES), figuras de las Fuerzas Democráticas de Siria (FDS) y de la Coalición Global han hecho hincapié en cómo las ofensivas de Turquía hacen descarrilar…