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Social Media: Middle East/Caucasus: Middle East: Syria

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'Assad Must Go' Is the Wrong Solution
Susanne Koelbl argues that insisting step down of Bashar Assad is fatal and only prolongs the bloodletting, allowing Syria to slip into anarchy while radical Islamists slowly hijack the revolution. (S... Read More...


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Syria: Torture Centers Revealed
For 27 Detention Sites: Locations, Commanders’ Names, Torture Methods . (Human Rights Watch, 07/03/2012) Read More...


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Addressing Syria
As Europe and the US move to reinstitute ties, it is important that Syria's regional role is not overstated. Their role in creating stability in the Middle East may not be as big as some believe. By: ... Read More...


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Syria and Turkey Deepen Bilateral Relations
Bilal Y. Saab examines the regional context within which the military exercise between Syria and Turkey was conducted. (The Brookings Institution, 05/06/2009) Read More...


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Bringing Syria In
The Syrian president, Bashar al-Assad, is being bombarded with successive visits by senior US congressmen, setting the scene for a new phase in relations between Damascus and Washington. (Economist, 2... Read More...


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The Fragility of the Global Nuclear Order
In today's fragile international political climate the structures in place to deal with nuclear non-proliferation have become complacent. An event of the magnitude of the 1968 Non-proliferation Treaty... Read More...


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Stop Looking for 'Moderate' Shiites and Address Interests.
Author argues for more pragmatic, comprehensive approach from Western powers to deal with Shiite majority Middle Eastern countries and their rising influence. By Parag Khanna. (World Politics Review, ... Read More...


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The Dems’ Dirty Game in the Middle East
The author outlines the Democratic Party strategy of delegitimizing the Bush administration and argues that it has dangerous implications in the Middle East, specifically advocating withdrawal from Ir... Read More...


IA-Forum Interview: Professor Efraim Karsh
IA-Forum Interview: Professor Efraim Karsh
IA-Forum discusses current Middle East issues with Efraim Karsh, Professor and Head of the Mediterranean Studies Programme at King's College, University of London. By Bobby Bazemore. (IA-Forum, 03/2... Read More...


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Restarting Israeli-Syrian Negotiations
The author explains the current opportunity for peace negotiations between Israel and Syria and argues that the conclusion of a peace treaty would have positive regional effects, influencing Hamas, He... Read More...


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Assad’s Olive Branch Can Bear No Fruit
The author explains why a potential Israeli-Syrian peace treaty and return of the Golan Heights to Syria is neither probable nor desirable given the current realities in both Syria and throughout the ... Read More...


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Lessons and Consequences of the Israel-Hizballah War: An Early Assessment
The authors discuss the implications of the recent Israel-Hizballah conflict. By Jeffrey White, David Makovsky, and Dennis Ross. (Washington Institute for Near East Policy, 9/1/2006) Read More...


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Dealing with Damascus: Isolate Assad
The author suggests how the US and Europe should deal with the Syrian regime following the recent conflict between Israel and Hezbollah. By Peter Brookes. (Heritage Foundation, 8/21/2006) Read More...


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In Lebanon, Even Peace is a Battle
The authors suggest several ideas for speeding the reconstruction of Lebanon in a manner that will minimize Hezbollah's role in southern Lebanon. By Carlos Pascual and Martin Indyk. (New York Times, 8... Read More...


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Making Peace Stick In Lebanon
Author points out that if peacekeeping is to be part of a long-term answer for Lebanon, the force there needs to be carefully designed to generate an effective solution rather than become part of the... Read More...


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To Help Israel, Help Syria
The Bush administration would do well to modify its democracy agenda to support Syrian reform to help erode Syria’s reasons for backing Iran and Hezbollah. By Andrew Tabler. (New York Times, 8/5/2006) Read More...


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Syria Stays Above the Fray
The author explains why Syria has not become directly involved in the current Israeli-Hezbollah conflict. By Rebecca Sinderbrand. (Slate, 7/27/2006) Read More...


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Syria and Iran: What’s Behind the Enduring Alliance?
The author explains why Syria and Iran have maintained a lasting alliance and discusses the involvement of both states in the current crisis between Israel and Hezbollah. By Daniel L. Byman. (Brooki... Read More...


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Casus Belli
The author rejects a traditional theory about the causes for problems in the Middle East. Instead, he suggests an alternative explanation and recommends greater pressure from the West to diffuse the ... Read More...


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The Rogues Strike Back
The author explains the strategic rationale for the recent policy decisions of Iran, Syria, Hamas, and Hezbollah. By Robert Satloff. (Washington Institute for Near East Policy, 7/24/2006) Read More...


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Iran and its Hezbollah Allies Escalate Their Aggressive Policies in the Middle East
The author discusses the Iranian involvement in supporting Hezbollah and suggests how the US should respond. By James Phillips. (Heritage Foundation, 7/13/2006) Read More...


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At Crossroads, Hezbollah Goes on the Attack
The calculations behind Hezbollah's recent aggressive actions and how Iran and Syria play into the equation. Choosing militancy over politics. By Neil MacFarquhar and Hassan M. Fattah (The New York Ti... Read More...


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Signs that crisis is regional, not just Israel vs. Palestinians
As violence escalates in the Middle East, concern that Iran may be guiding actions taken against Israel in a quest for regional hegemony. By Steven Erlanger. (New York Times, 7/13/06) Read More...


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Syria, Hamas, and the Gaza Crisis
The author discusses the Syrian role in the Gaza crisis and suggests how the international community should respond. By David Schenker. (Washington Institute for Near East Policy, 7/10/2006) Read More...


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Defense Pact: Syria and Iran Revive an Old Ghost
The author explains the significance of the Syrian-Iranian relationship. By Bilal Y. Saab. (Brookings Institution, 7/4/2006) Read More...


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Assad State of Affairs: Syria’s Dictatorship Survives to Fight Another Day
The author describes how US pressures on Syria have been largely ineffective as the Baathist regime has maintained its previous practices. By David Schenker. (Washington Institute for Near East Poli... Read More...


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Syria: Has Assad Dodged a Bullet?
The author examines how Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has managed to avoid international pressure and consolidate his regime domestically despite being forced to withdraw Syrian troops from Lebanon... Read More...


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The Backlash Against Democracy Promotion
The Bush Administration's obscure message "democracy promotion" often thought as "regime change" by nations around the world. by Thomas Carothers (Foreign Affairs.org, March/April 2006) $2.95 fee Read More...


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NEWSMAKER: Condoleezza Rice
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice speaks with Jim Lehrer about the North Korea six-party talks, Iraq, and the crisis in the Darfur region of Sudan. by Jim Lehrer (Online NewsHour, 28 Jul 2005.) Read More...


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The Right Path to Arab Democracy
Albright and Weber recommend a democratic evolution, not a revolution, in the Middle East. Middle Eastern leaders should outline clear paths to reform, with benchmarks along the way. By Madeleine Albr... Read More...


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