November 8, 2012

Can the West Oust Bashar al-Assad?

Vivienne Walt, Time

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Scarcely hours after his reelection, President Obama was under pressure from U.S. allies to take stronger action on Syria. Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron told reporters Wednesday, during a visit to a Syrian refugee camp in Jordan, that “one of the first things I want to talk to Barack about is how we must do more to try and solve this crisis.”

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The Syria National Council was formed in the summer of last year as an umbrella group for the opposition to unite and steer the country towards democracy. More than 14 months later, and the council is facing change itself. more ››
November 5, 2012
The Impending Syrian-Kurdish Conflict
Michael Weiss, NOW Lebanon
This week’s violence between the PYD (the Syrian branch of the proscribed Kurdish Workers’ Party, or PKK) and Free Syrian Army in Aleppo has prompted fears that not only will a “new front” in the Syrian... more ››
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American Amateurism on Display in Syria
Rami Khouri, Daily Star
A famous American coloring shampoo advertisement years ago used the effective slogan, referring to whether or not the woman in the ad dyed her hair, “Does she or doesn’t she?” The same question can be asked today about... more ››
November 2, 2012
Can the West Influence Syria's Rebels?
Tony Karon, Time
With the second anniversary of Syria‘s uprising looming amid a military stalemate that leaves President Bashar Assad still very much in charge, Washington appears to be trying to take matters in hand. Not that it’s... more ››
October 31, 2012
How to Hit Assad Where It Hurts
Hassan Hassan, The National
What if the Syrian regime crumbled today? Did the government lose control - at least briefly - when at least four of the regime's top figures were killed in a bomb attack in Damascus in July? In my opinion, it probably did. more ››