January 20, 2012

Arab Troops in Syria? Probably a Bad Idea

Michael Young, The National

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A look at previous Arab military actions does not encourage the idea that armed intervention in Syria would go smoothly.

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TAGGED: Yemen, Syria, Libya, Jordan, Kuwait, Qatar


Recent developments in Yemen are alarming and could pose a serious threat to the entire Gulf region if steps are not taken to contain them. This is a goal of great urgency as stability is very much needed in Yemen. more ››
January 15, 2012
Qatar Suggests Sending Arab Troops to Syria
Khaled Oweis, Reuters
Qatar has proposed sending Arab troops to halt the bloodshed in Syria, where violence has raged on despite the presence of Arab League monitors sent to check if an Arab peace plan is working. more ››
January 18, 2012
Tiny Qatar Wielding Powerful Political Punch
Regan Doherty, Reuters
From its startling winning bid to host the 2022 soccer World Cup and mediating roles in Middle East and African conflicts to its role leading Arab efforts to isolate Syria, tiny Qatar is aspiring to an ambitious role: global... more ››
January 12, 2012
Will Assad Be the Next Gaddafi or Milosevic?
Tony Karon, Time
The fighting words from Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad, who vowed Tuesday to hold on to power and crush his opponents with “an iron fist”, were optimistically interpreted by some as the bluster of a doomed man. To be... more ››
January 10, 2012
Libya's Nasty New Friend
Los Angeles Times
Sudan President Omar Bashir is wanted by the International Criminal Court on charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity. He's not someone Libya's new leaders should be hosting. more ››