ARI Activities

March 2013
by Bassma Kodmani

Bassma Kodmani argues that a neutral platform is required in which dialogue between all interested parties can take place.

July 2011
by Bassma Kodmani

The New York Times -Paris, AFTER four months of popular demonstrations and ferocious repression, including a bloody crackdown on the central city of Hama on Sunday, the Syrian president, Bashar al-Assad, still refuses to step down, insisting that he can reform his regime.

June 2011
by Bassma Kodmani

Financial Times - After a week of suppression and mass punishment, the Syrian army has regained control of the town of Jisr al-Shughour. It has been a brutal campaign in the classic mode of tyrants. But not withstanding this success, the world should be in no doubt that the oligarchy of Assad sons, cousins and buddies is seeing the rationale that has governed for years turn against them.

November 2009

ARI enters into a partnership with the Arab Democracy Barometer to conduct joint public opinion surveys in eight Arab countries starting in spring 2010.