Archive for the 'Israel' Category

“Giving Back the Golan Will Not Be Easy,” by Shai

Nukes, Obama Policy Advice, the New Team

“We will not allow another [IAEA] visit”

The Nuclear Mess – Where Does it Leave Syria?

Rumsfeld’s secret raids on Syria

Yoav Stern discusses his coverage of Syrian affairs

Obama Dispatches Malley to Syria?

Obama and the Middle East

Bush’s Final Violent Outburst Causes Exasperation

Syrian Officials Deny Syrian Complicity in Raid

Imad Moustapha on Raid: Newsweek & FP

Protests in Damascus

Flipping Peace Tracks Again?

Raid Coverage by Wash Post, Moubayed, LATimes, NYTimes,

News Round Up (25 Oct. 2008)

Interview with Ambassador Imad Moustapha: Peace Talks, Hizbullah, Palestine

Asma Al-Asad: “Excuse me! I do not have “good relations” with Christians”

Syria’s Joint Bank Venture: Syrian Embassy to Open in Lebanon

“Syria-Israel Peace: The Impact on Non-State militias” by Landis

News Round Up (11 October 2008)

News Round Up (8 Oct. 2008)

US to Lift Sanctions on Syria? More on Syrian Military North of Lebanon

Why Syria Doesn’t Want War with Israel

The Bombing and More.

Syria Comment Returns + News Roundup

Livni Wins Vote to Lead Kadima

News Round Up (12 Sept. 2008)

Patrick Seale on the Damascus Summit

Difficult Decisions for Assad, but Syrian Art Sizzles

News Roundup (6 Sept. 2008)

Sarkozy in Syria

The Middle East Waits for America

Along the Road to Damascus, lessons in conflict resolution.

Israel Peace Negotiator Quits; Hamas Leader Leaves Damascus

News Round UP (1 Sept. 2008)

Syria & Lebanon Should Hold Simultaneous Talks With Israel

Has the US Missed a Chance for Arab – Israeli Peace?

Biden on Syria

New Cold War or Merely Jockeying for Position? What Does Syria Want?

Syria’s Response to the Russian-Georgian Conflict

Obama Adviser Kurtzer Advises Syria to Do More for Peace

News Round Up (18 Aug. 2008)

News Round Up (12 Aug. 2008)

Assassination Speculation

Muhammad Suleiman Murdered

Building Towards Peace

News Round-Up (August 1, 2008)

Odds and Ends

News Round Up (27 July 2008)

Samir al-Taki’s talk at the Brookings Institute in Washington DC

Mead takes on Walt & Mearsheimer on Why the US is pro-Israel

The Prisoner Swap Controversy

News Round Up (15 June 2008)

America’s Role in Israel-Syria Talks

Iran Warns Syria Against Peace with Israel

Assad in Paris

A Good News Cycle for Syria

Assad: “Bush Cannot Make Peace;” Economist on Syria’s Economic Outlook

Bashar al-Assad Walking the Tight-Rope

Prisoner Swap; Golan; Negotiations

Syrian-Israeli Talks, More Iran

Palestinians, Refugees, Turks, Aleppines, Arar, Bloggers

The US and Siniora seek to push back against Hizbullah and the Opposition

News Round Up (20 June 2008)

Olmert: If there is Peace with Syria, the reality in the region will change

Syria Pegs Hopes on India and Econ. Liberalization

Will Assad and Israeli President Shimon Peres Meet in Paris?

“Obama’s Mideast Experts Emphasize Talks,” by Jay Solomon

Bashar Will Always Have Paris: Obama has AIPAC

News Round Up (10 June 2008)

Assef Shawkat Hubbub Debunked

“An Israel-Syria deal is strategically vital for both,” by Shlomo Ben-Ami

“It’s Time to Talk to Syria” by Kerry and Hagel

“Israel, Don’t Undermine Beirut,” by Joshua Landis with Help from David Schenker

News (4 June 2008)

News Round Up (2 June 2008)

“An Economic Plan for Syria’s Future,” by Ehsani

News Round Up (31 May 2008)

Syrian Israeli Peace Process

“How Hizbullah Blundered and Why Things Will Get Worse,” by Rex Brynen

By Provoking Hizbullah, Is Washington Hoping for a Showdown?

“What are the Prospects for Syrian-Israeli Peace?” by Seale, Khouri, & Allaf

News Round Up (1 May 2008)

U.S. pressures Turkcell to abandon Syria deal & other Economic News

News Round UP (29 April 2008)

News Round Up (28 April 2008)

News Round Up (27 April 2008)

Hamas on Jimmy Carter’s Statement from Hamidi

Syria’s Reactor

Nukes or Peace?

News Round Up (22 April 2008)

“The March to War: Israel Prepares…” by Nazemroaya

News Round Up (18 April 2008)

President Assad is “more optimistic than any time before.” / Carter is “very upbeat”

News Round Up (15 April 2008)

Upping Diplomatic, Judicial, Economic and Military Pressure on Syria is Unlikely to Work

News Round Up (7 April 2008)

News Roundup (6 April 2008)

President Assad’s Speech to the Arab Summit

Summitry (26 March 2008)

News Round Up (23 March 2008)

The Peace Canal Plan – Peace plan/water import project from Turkey to the Middle East

News Round Up (March 18 2008)

What is Behind Israeli Offers of Peace Negotiations?

News Roundup (15 March 2008)

“The Gaza Bombshell,” by David Rose

Can Israel and Syria Break the Middle East Deadlock?

“The New Middle East,” by Carnegie Endowment Staff

Syria sees no chance for peace this year

Will Sanctions and the Mughniyah Killing Make Syria Blink?

It’s Not About Nukes: Stopping Missile Tranfer from N. Korea to Syria

“Sy Hersh: Syrian Facility Bombed by Israel not Nuclear”

Israeli-Syrian Peace: From Dialogue… to Details & Diplomacy

News Roundup (23 January 2008)

A letter from Alon Liel / Chairman of the Israeli-Syrian Peace Society

“Syria’s policy, post-Annapolis,” by H. Cobban

Who is at Fault in Lebanon? The Blame Game Heats Up

Syria Stands by Lebanese Allies: France distraught: Lebanon in Continued Crisis

Israel Says No to Syria; Lebanon Says No to France

News Round Up (13 Dec. 2007)

“Landis: Syria Key to Middle East Peace Process,” CFR Interview with Gwertzman

What Does the National Intelligence Estimate on Iran Mean for Syria?

How the Lebanese Delegation was Blindsided at Annapolis

Is the Notion of Syria Getting Back the Golan a Pipe Dream?

Syria to Attend Peace Conference at Deputy Foreign Minister Level

“The Real Reason Syria Blocked Facebook,” by Idaf

Syria Will Not Attend Annapolis Conference, Unless…

Announcing Creative Syria Forum’s November 2007 topic: Syria’s RegionalPolicies

The Annapolis Protocal & Flip-flopping toward Damascus

David Lesch Testimony on Syria-Lebanon before the Senate

“Hezbollah: Maneuvers held near border in ‘response to enemy’,” AP

Top French Officials Go to Damascus on a Fool’s Errand

News Round Up (3 Nov. 2007)

US Planes Participated in Syrian Bombing Raid, according to al-Jazeera

News Roundup (31 Oct. 2007)

Ray Close on the Israeli Sept. 6 Air Raid on Syria

Old Pictures of Syrian Nuke Site Suggest “Refried Beans”

Moustapha: We know “the Gates of Hell” would open beneath us if we planned a nuke

News Round Up (Oct. 19 2007)

Radio: Bolton, Landis, Mazzetti, & Khouri Discuss Bombing of Syria and Peace Process

The NSC versus Rice and the Syria Strike

Analysts Say Israel Bombed Legal Nuclear Project Inside Syria

Changing Course with Syria

The New York Times: An Israeli Strike on Syria Kindles Debate in the U.S.

“Ticking Clocks and ‘Accidental’ War,” BY Alastair Crooke

News Round Up (6 Sept 2007)

Strike on Syria or Iran – Lebanon torn in the Middle

Nasrallah calls on Saudi Arabia to boycott the upcoming Middle East conference

Israel Hit Main Arms Depot Sept. 6, Killing Military Police

News Round Up (4 Oct. 2007)

Michael Young Talks Sense about Syria

“The Consistancy of Error,” by Amir Oren

Assad Speaks On Israeli Strike and Peace Conference

News Round Up (27 Sept. 2007)

Syria Unlikely to go to Attend Peace Conference

Articles Pushing Diplomacy with Syria and Questioning Raid

Rice Trys to Gin Up Enthusiasm for Her Peacemaking

News Round Up (21 Sept. 2007)

News (20 Sept. 2007)

News Roundup (18 Sept. 2007)

Doubts about Israeli Strike Increase

Trish Schuh Reports From Deir al-Zur

Israel’s Strike – Was it a Warning to Iran? For Lebanon?

Israeli Strike on Syria: A Message for Syria? … A Message for Iran?

Nuclear Allegations Seemingly Hot Air

Baradei: “No Evidence of Khan Link to Syria” 2004

“ISRAEL/SYRIA: Rumours of war reflect tensions” by Oxford Analytica

News Round Up on Israeli Strike (13 Sept. 2007)

“N. Korea, Syria May Be at Work on Nuclear Facility” By Glenn Kessler

Nuclear? Chemical? Missiles? What Was Hit?

Israel hit Missiles – the US Pleased – Story Stinks

Israel Air Strike on Syria Confirmed

Israel’s “Attempted Attack” Against Syria – the latest

“OSyria 1”?

Is Israel Looking for Korean Weapons in Syria?

Israel Penetrates Syrian Airspace: Shots Fired

Arguments for Israeli-Syria Dialogue

Germany Restores Aid & Analyzing Aoun

Jihadists and the Syrian Border – Saudi Press

“Syria and Israel: The Changing Military Balance and Prospects for War,” by Cordesman

“The Great Middle East Peace Process Scam” by Henry Siegman

Lebanon’s 2006 War One Year on

Sharaa Statement of Syria’s Foreign Policy

Syria’s Policy of Sitting on its Hands

News Round Up (27 July 2007)

The truth about Syria?

Syria Looks for a Lebanon Deal

No Deals with Syria over Lebanon – or Anywhere Else

Will Syria and Israel talk, fight or wait?

News Round Up (July 5, 2007)

News Round Up (2 July 2007)

Bush and Olmert Downplay Syria Talks

“A Critique of ‘Promoting Fatahland, while punishing Hamastan,'” by Daniel Levy

“A summer of war or peace?” By Patrick Seale

News Round Up (13 June 2007)

Introducing the Creative Forum: Commemorating the Golan Heights

Initial syriapol Results Released

News Round Up (28 May 2007)

News Round-Up

Bernard Gwertzman (CFR consulting editor) interviews Joshua Landis