Archive for February, 2007

News Round Up (27 February 2007)

U.S. Agrees to Meeting with Iran and Syria writes David Ignatius – or sort of. This is how it has been explained: The Bush administration has agreed to sit around a negotiating table with official representatives of Iran and Syria next month — as part of a planned regional conference in Baghdad to discuss ways […]

“Lebanese Sunnis Deeply Divided over Relations with Hizbullah” by Anonymous

A Lebanon analyst sent this note on the Hersh and Saab articles copied in the previous two posts. He prefers not to use his name.  The following is his:_____ Allow me to add a number of comments to the fine discussion initiated by Bilal Saab on Seymour Hersh's New Yorker piece. Lebanese Sunnis Deeply Divided over Relations with […]

Bilal Saab on Jihadis in Lebanon

Bilal Saab, an analyst who specilaizes in Middle East security and terrorism at the Saban Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution, has recently published :Expanding the "Jihad": Hizb'allah's Sunni Islamist Network" with Bruce Riedel, a Senior Fellow at the Saban Center. Saab has provided the following comments of Hersh's New Yorker article copied in […]

Seymour Hersh, “The Administration’s New Policy on Terrorism”

Seymour Hersh's new article is copied below. It is followed by an interview of his with Wolf Blitzer on CNN and a "Telegraph" article, claiming US support for terrorist operations in Iran. (Thanks T-Desco). I will post the remarks of Bilal Saab on Hersh's Lebanon allegations in a separate post to follow. The Redirection Is […]

Syrian Opposition – New Articles

A number of articles on the Syrian Opposition are due to come out soon. One, written by Joe Pace and myself, appeared in this December's issue of the Washington Quarterly:  1. Joshua Landis & Joe Pace, “The Syrian Opposition,” The Washington Quarterly, Vol. 30, pp. 45-68. 2. Seth Wikas of WINEP is finishing up an article soon. […]