April 18, 2012

Assad Is an Arab Problem - Not America's

Buck Sexton, National Review

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In a region that generally soaked itself in post-colonial pity until the Arab Spring, a unique opportunity presents itself for Muslims to take the reins and free an oppressed Sunni population.

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TAGGED: Israel, Syria, Turkey, Bashar al-Assad, Arabs


April 10, 2012
Why Did Anyone Believe Assad's Ceasefire Pledge?
Radwan Ziadeh, TNR
The only real surprise about the six-point peace plan for Syria put forward by United Nations envoy Kofi Annan is why it took until yesterday, the eve of its proposed ceasefire, for the world to declare it a failure. more ››
April 11, 2012
Assad Lied - So What Now?
Bruce Jones, Foreign Policy
Bashar al-Assad said he'd stop shooting on April 10. He lied. So what now? more ››
April 11, 2012
To Stop Syria Killing, Deal with Assad
Asli Bali & Aziz Rana, NY Times
If we are really interested in protecting the civilian population - rather than using this as a strategic opportunity to flip regional alliances - the benefits of a negotiated transition are clear. It may not reinforce our... more ››
April 6, 2012
Syria's WMD Threat
James Farwell, The National Interest
Buoyed by the loyalty of his Alawite community, Bashar al-Assad has acted ruthlessly to crush dissent in Syria. His brutality has outraged the international community, but that has not deterred Assad. And the worst may lie... more ››