January 15, 2013

Syria Looking a Lot Like Lebanese Civil War

Gwynne Dyer, New Zealand Herald

AP Photo

The most frustrating part of covering the Lebanese civil war (1975-90) was that after a while there was nothing left to say. Syria is starting to feel just the same.

Read Full Article ››

TAGGED: Middle East, Lebanon, Syria

RECOMMENDED ARTICLES

January 9, 2013
The International Elite Bubble
Michael J. Totten, World Affairs Journal
I'd like to see a world where the majority of people everywhere have cosmopolitan values. That world might [be] less interesting to write about, but more pleasant to live in. We’re not there yet. And I'm not at all... more ››
January 8, 2013
Why Assad May Yet Claim Victory in Syria
Simon Tisdall, The Guardian
Perhaps it's not Bashar al-Assad who is detached from reality but Obama and Hague. Intervention looks extremely unlikely. more ››
January 9, 2013
In Syria, War Is the New Normal
Rajan Menon, Los Angeles Times
After 22 months of civil war, in which an estimated 60,000 people have died, Syrian President Bashar Assad gave a defiant speech Sunday that ruled out negotiations with rebel fighters and made clear that he intends to remain in... more ››
January 9, 2013
Russia Struggles for Relevance in Mideast
Ariel Solomon, Jerusalem Post
Moscow has sought to balance its position by demonstrating support for Palestinians, other Arab interests. more ››
January 11, 2013
Jordan's Syria Problem
Nicolas Pelham, New York Review of Books
Jordanian officials like to distinguish between rebel forces in Syria comprised of tribal fighters and army defectors in the south, who they claim have been carefully vetted with western backing, and more radical fighters backed... more ››