Qutaiba Idlbi

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Qutaiba Idlbi is a Researcher at the Global Policy Institute and a  Senior Consultant with Pechter Polls specializing in aid and security in the Middle East with a focus on  Syria. He is a native of Damascus and he was in Syria at the outbreak of protests in March 2011, detained twice by Syrian internal security services and forced to leave the country.

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The Syrian Uprising: What Role Did Social Media Play?

by Qutaiba Idlbi, Kassem Eid (Qusai Zakarya) via The Caravan
Tuesday, June 13, 2017

This essay combines the first-hand experiences and analyses of two young Syrian activists.  One, Kassem Eid, survived the sarin gas attack and starvation siege of his Mouadamiya suburb of Damascus.  He has written extensively in opinion pieces on the subject of the revolution in Syria.  Qutaiba Idlbi’s work has focused on the accountability of aid organizations.  He speaks widely on the nature of the Assad regime and the cause of the opposition.  He was twice imprisoned by Assad’s intelligence services at the age of 21.