Archive for the 'Ehsani' Category

The Effect of the Conflict on Syrian Banking and Economy

  Economics are often neglected in coverage of the Syrian conflict. In this post we offer a helpful article provided to us by Andrew Cunningham, followed by a brief response from our resident financial expert Ehsani, followed by a new article from the Atlantic Council.   Deconstructing the Syrian Banking System by Andrew Cunningham with Darien […]

Round Up: Qusayr, Hezbollah, Regional Sectarianism, Ehsani on Economics, Foreign Jihadis Behead & Kill for Blasphemy, US Intervention Proposal

From Our Readers Yamin sent the following in an email: The Syrian Government ignores 70 percent of the Opposition fighters being Free Syrian Army and label all of them as al-Qaeda or Jabhat al-Nusra. To them any fighters, regardless of their just causes, are Moslem fanatics. Hilarious. The Opposition ignores 95 percent of the forces opposing […]

Former Secretary James Baker Commenting On Syria – The Charlie Rose Show

James Baker, Former Secretary of State appeared on the Charlie Rose Show last night. His comments on Syria start on the 16-minute mark. Mr. Baker is always worth listening to. Set below are some quotes from the interview: “I am not a big fan of what we did in Libya even though I am glad […]

“The Declining Number of Christians in Aleppo, Syria,” by Ehsani

Fewer Christians Live in Aleppo than is Commonly Thought By Ehsani for Syria Comment February 18, 2012 — No more than 100,000 Christians live in Aleppo – 3.3% of the city’s population, not the 12% commonly stated. The exact number of religious minorities in Syria is difficult to ascertain. It is often reported that Christians […]

“Syria’s Opposition Must Find a Different Way,” By Ehsani

Syria’s Opposition Must Find a Different Way By Ehsani for Syria Comment February 10, 2012 As the death toll mounts on the streets in Syria, it is important to remember how we got here. Damascus has decided to reassert control over its restive cities by using the full might of its military. This should not come […]