Early on in the conflict in Syria the tycoon and cousin of the president, Rami Makhlouf, gave a frank interview to the New York Times in which he made it clear that the Syrian regime would extend the conflict beyond its borders... more ››
The days of the totalitarian regime of Bashar Assad inSyria are numbered.
The center of gravity of the conflict is the populace's belief in the illegitimacy of the government and support for the opposition, despite fear of... more ››
Determining the suitability of armed opposition elements as potential recipients of military assistance is complex and challenging. In Syria, such groups are numerous, rapidly evolving, and highly varied in ideology.... more ››
As Ankara's longstanding Kurdish conflict continues, its neighbor's breakup could create unexpected allies.
Demonstrators display Kurdish flags during a protest against Syria's President Bashar al-Assad after Friday Prayers in... more ››
Following events in Lebanon from the United States, as I have done during the past week, leaves one with the impression that most media in the U.S. are eager to see a resumption of the devastating and wasteful civil war that... more ››