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Born 1968 in Qamishli, Syria. B.A. 1994, High Diploma 1996, M.A. 2001 & Ph.D. 2006 Philosophy Damascus University; Lecturer Tishreen & Damascus Univ. Banned 2007, forced to leave for KRI 2010. Teaching since then at several universities, recently at Koya in Erbil. Resaerch topic: The Concept of Civil Society in Modern Philosophy (Thesis). Published various studies and books about historical criticism, political Islam and the Syrian Revolution & Kurds.
Summary Srbast Nabi: Kurds & the new Syrian constitution under negotiation
In my contribution I try to answer key questions on how national rights of the Kurds could be integrated into the new Syrian constitution under negotiation and construction. First, whether or not the Syrian Kurds can expect to keep their limited autonomous self-
Secondly, whether the future Syrian constitution will contain federal structures or it will continue to be constructed as centralized autocracy: It may be difficult or impossible to imagine the return of a centralized authoritarian regime in Syria. In this case, it will continue to be the cause of deep internal conflicts and perhaps the return to civil war again. The international community is currently talking strongly about a decentralized system, but this does not necessarily mean federalism. The proposals that are made by the Group of Five G5 (the United States, France, Britain, Saudi Arabia, Jordan) for Syria and for the resolution of the conflict demands a decentralized regime and recognition of the de facto status in northeastern Syria. But even if we assume that a federal system will prevail in the end, it would still not be clear, whether it would guarantee a solution to the Kurdish issue in form and status of a Kurdish federal region, similar to the Iraqi solution of a Kurdistan Region Government -
Future of Assad-
Common international vision for Syria
At this moment, the primary concern and challenge is not finding a constitution to solve the impasse for a future stable Syria. Rather, the solution lies in finding a common international vision for a final solution for Syria. Right now, the different agendas to resolve the conflict which were presented at Geneva In Switzerland and Astana in Kasachstan, are only prolonging the Syrian crisis. The final outcome can’t be determinded.