Archive for the 'Saudi' Category

US Policy Toward the Levant, Kurds and Turkey – By Joshua Landis 

America’s Failure – and Russia and Iran’s Success – in Syria’s Cataclysmic Civil War – By Joshua Landis

“What the Rebel Loss of Aleppo Will Mean for Syria,” by Landis, Heras, Lund & Abdulhamid

The Ten Most Important Developments in Syria in 2015

The Doha Congress: Negotiating a Return of the Iraqi Baath Party?

Syria in Limbo: Neither Reunification nor Partition Are Yet Possible

“Obama Approval of Manpads for Rebels Would Violate US Agreements, Policy, and Endanger Airliners,” by James McMichael

“Why Syria’s Assad heads to Geneva from a position of strength,” by Joshua Landis

al-Nusra, al-Raqqa, Calls for Jihad, River of Death

Wiki Leaks: First Cut

More WikiLeaks – Kerry: “Israel should return Golan”

Will rising tensions in the Middle East lead to another catastrophic war?

What Effect will Turkey’s Switch to Israeli Opponent have on Syria and the Regional Balance of Power?

Will Israel Flex Its Muscle Further?

Clinton to Damascus?

The Case for Syria

Economy Grows at 4%ish; Saudi Handshaking; Israeli-Syria Verbal Jousting

Al-Waleed Bin Talal: “Assad… we are getting him back in the fold”

Turkey’s “Zero Crescents, Zero Axises, and Zero problems” Foreign Policy is Catching on.

Netanyahu Talks Peace for the Press; Syrian Subsidies

The Turkey-Syria-Iran Alliance Heats Up; The Economy, Tepid

Syria’s Four Seas strategy, by Yoav Stern

Alex on Saudi Arabia; Hamidi on Turkey

Can Obama and Sarkozy Succeed?

Is Syrian-US Engagement at an End?

Syria Seeks to Separate US Relationship from Arab-Israeli Conflict

News Round Up (17 July 2009)

Syria Wants Center Stage

Muallem: “Yes, we want the Golan Back on a Silver Platter.”

Will Syria Serve Up Iran on a Silver Platter?

News Round Up (1 July 2009)

News Round Up (30 June 2009)

“Hillary is Wrong About Settlements,” Elliott Abrams & Saudi Arabia

Nasrallah’s Rhetoric Directed East or West?

Sanctions on the Table?

“Middle East Peace and the U.S.-Saudi Relationship:,” by Lippmann

Asad, “An ambassador is important… There is nothing real yet.”

Balancing “Change” and “Prudence” will be an arduous process for President Obama

Will Syria Benefit from Israel’s Invasion of Gaza?

Will Gaza Bring Reconciliation to Divided Arab Leaders?

Gaza Killings Divide Arab Countries Further

Top 5 reasons why Israel is attacking Gaza

Syrian TV shows men ‘confessing’ to deadly bomb blast

Comments from Jihad Makdissi

Flipping Peace Tracks Again?

News Round Up (25 Oct. 2008)

News Round Up (17 Oct. 2008)

Syria plays hardball with the Saudis, by Sami Moubayed

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

The Bombing and More.

News Round Up (18 Aug. 2008)

Building Towards Peace

News Round Up (20 July 2008)

“Interview with King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia” by Alix Van Buren

“Syria’s Assad Says More Groundwork Needed Before Olmert Meeting”

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

News Round Up (2 June 2008)

News Round Up (31 May 2008)

Observations of a German journalist in Beirut

Syrian Media – The Challenge and the Need to Act | Part II

Syrian Media – The Challenge and the Need to Act

Brother Accuses France of Killing Siddiq: US Accuses French and Swiss of Breaking Spirit of Sanctions

Summitry (26 March 2008)

Syrians and Lebanese Respond to Statement that “Syria Needs to Articulate a Clear Lebanon Policy”

News Round Up (11 March 2008)

The United States presents Cinerama in Damascus, 1954

News Roundup (8 March 2008)

Syria to invite Lebanon, Saudi Arabia to summit

Saudi Arabia Calls on its nationals to leave Lebanon

Syria Pooh Poohs U.S.-Saudi Effort to End Influence of Syria and over 50% of Lebanese

News Roundup (28 February 2008)

Syria’s Stand on Lebanon: Saudi Arabia Withdraws Ambassador From Damascus

Foreign Militants Crossing Syria-Iraq Border Drop to 40-50 a Month

News Roundup (23 January 2008)

(Saudi) Money can’t buy you love … or success

The soldiers of truth are back

Hassan al-Quwatli, son of President Shukri al-Quwatli, Dies in Saudi Arabia

Best of Comments on US Opening to Syria

How the Lebanese Delegation was Blindsided at Annapolis

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

News Roundup (31 Oct. 2007)

Ray Close on the Mysterious Israeli Air Attack on Syria

Saudi king prays with Rif’at al-Asad in Mecca

Changing Course with Syria

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

News Round Up (27 Sept. 2007)

Rice Trys to Gin Up Enthusiasm for Her Peacemaking

Jihadists and the Syrian Border – Saudi Press

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?

Saudi Jihadists in Iraq far Outnumber Others

Bernard Gwertzman (CFR consulting editor) interviews Joshua Landis

News Round Up (26 April 2007)

Seymour Hersh: “We may never find out who ordered Hariri assassination”

Pelosi’s Trip to Damascus

Saudi Arabia’s New Peace Proposal?

The Arab League Summit: Arabism is Back – Syria is In

“Farid Ghadry, Syria’s Chalabi: From Washington to Damascus,” by Salim Abraham

Counting Lebanon’s Shiites as Slaves: Why the Lebanon Deal is Obstructed

Has a Lebanon Deal Been Clinched?

Saudis and Syrians …Brothers or Rivals?

News Round Up (3 March 2007)

News Round Up (27 February 2007)

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

Syria, Iran and Saudi Arabia: Three’s a Crowd

Will Saudi Arabia Solve America’s Problems?

News Round Up (13 February 2007)

CIA Gets the Go-Ahead to Fight Hizbullah

More on the Bandar Affair

Could the US be Planning Covert Action in Lebanon and beyond?

News Round Up (12 December 2006)

“What Motivates Syria,” by Imad Moustapha

Encouraging Sectarian War as a Means to Bring Down Asad

V.P. Farouq al-Sharaa on the Baker Report & Iraq, Lebanon, and Palestine

“SYRIA: Regime interests dictate regional policies,” by Oxford Analytica

“Will Washington agree to Riyadh’s initiative on Lebanon?” by al-Amine

British Envoy Visits Asad