Shahrzad Mohtadi

Articles by Shahrzad Mohtadi

16 August 2012

Climate change and the Syrian uprising

Shahrzad Mohtadi

Two days short of Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak's resignation, Al Jazeera published an article, headlined "A Kingdom of Silence," that contended an uprising was unlikely in Syria. The article cited the country's "popular president, dreaded security forces, and religious diversity" as reasons that the regime of Bashar al-Assad would not be challenged, despite the chaos and leadership changes already wrought by the so-called Arab Spring.