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  • Follow-Up and Correctives on Hashd al-Sha'bi Article
    Thursday, February 15, 2018
    • Robin Morritt (Feb 16th, 16:54): The MERI report "... analyses the negative role the PMF may play ..." The RISE Foundation report "is based on more th...

  • The Militias in Iraq, From Popular Mobilization to Political Interference
    Saturday, February 10, 2018
    • Eugene (Feb 11th, 06:11): Interesting, informative, how "Murphy's Law" turned into the dominant player, thanks to the ineptness(?) or brilliant pl...

  • "When the SDF was shocked"- Azaz Opposition Activist's Analysis of Russian-Turkish Relations, Afrin, & Why US Will Dump Kurds for Turkey
    Tuesday, January 30, 2018
    • Cedric Bernard Hunter (Feb 8th, 16:42): I agree Mr. Landis, The SDF position in the current conflict is a pipedream. Turkey was never willing to allo...
    • Nobilitatis (Feb 6th, 12:46): The presentation is outright false. The number of alternative facts is difficult to count but the number is high. Exampl...
    • Bobby Dias (Feb 4th, 06:31): To GHUFRAN: Not rebels- their main area is around Manbij which is outside the control of the Republic of Syria, as surve...
    • Ghufran (Feb 3rd, 01:06): We said in 2012 that the rebel force is mostly a collection of paid thugs with twisted religious beliefs. Six years late...
    • Habib (Feb 2nd, 04:55): There is now a selfmade video of FSA fighters undressing a killed female YPG fighter and stepping on her breasts. No ...

  • A Sustainable United States Policy for North Syria, the Kurds, Turkey and the Syrian Government - by Landis and Barber
    Wednesday, January 24, 2018
    • Peter Mikhailov (Feb 2nd, 12:43): "The Kurds will be boycotted and kept poor, just as the US will sanction and boycott Syria in order to keep it poor and ...
    • Ali Alwahsh (Feb 1st, 00:55): It's good to see Joshua and Matthew actively participating in the discussion. This thread reminded me of the first two y...
    • Pam Ho (Jan 30th, 18:07): Well I guess America has 4 options: 1. Do as Joshua and Matthew advise or the "Adults in the Room" measure. 2. Do th...
    • Neal Coates (Jan 29th, 18:48): Thank you for the thoughtful article. What about long-term interests of multiple countries of interrupting the Shi’...
    • ALAN (Jan 28th, 13:55): Landis! You crossed with your choir an acute angle to the Turkish camp / practice chameleon/against the Kurds just becau...

  • US Policy Toward the Levant, Kurds and Turkey - By Joshua Landis 
    Monday, January 15, 2018
    • Willy Van Damme (Jan 25th, 16:01): Well Turkey invaded Afrin and is attacking Manbij. So great is Turkish anger about US policies. But Landis also says: ...
    • Willy Van Damme (Jan 25th, 15:53): Well Tutrkey invaded Afrin and is attacking Manb ij. So great is Turkish anger
    • A.I.Schmelzer (Jan 20th, 22:21): My understanding of the Russian point of view is as follows: 1: Russias minimal goals have been met. It has been esta...
    • ALAN (Jan 19th, 13:39): /The United States will have to frame Russia’s absolute hand in Syria, if not through diplomacy, it can be by using th...
    • ALAN (Jan 18th, 08:35): The Kurds become so tired of ruling the failed Arab governments. so they all now prefer to live separately. that is an e...

  • Beit Jann: Myths and Reality
    Tuesday, January 02, 2018
    • ALAN (Jan 10th, 15:36): It is absurd to convince the self that the region has passed its wars, because the original wars did not officially bega...
    • Habib (Jan 9th, 18:40): Now that the government has practically won, It'll be interesting to see what Landis' thoughts are on his personal futur...
    • Ghufran (Jan 7th, 20:28): The rebels and terrorists activities at the Israeli-Syrian borders is a clear evedince that rebels objectives are limite...
    • Eugene (Jan 3rd, 05:32): As long as Israel holds onto the Golan Heights, there's always going to be tension. I'm not a military strategist, but i...
    • Tom (Jan 3rd, 04:07): Your last statement the most pertinent: there is absolutely no reason Israel should not conflate the Lebanese state with...

  • Reply to Steven Heydemann’s “Assessing Nikolas Van Dam on Syria’s Fate” - By Nikolaos Van Dam
    Monday, November 20, 2017
    • Ghufran (Jan 7th, 20:39): Most Iranians are not happy with the mullah but they are not about to force a regime change when they see similar moveme...
    • Eugene (Jan 1st, 17:55): To WILLY VAN DAMME: You may be right as far as Israel is concerned, but it wouldn't be the Israeli people who are the...
    • Willy Van Damme (Jan 1st, 17:23): Eugene, You are a 100% right. One wonders why some people like the Middle East to explode further. After all only Isr...
    • Eugene (Jan 1st, 17:09): To MAJEDKHALDOUN: Who ever you are, if what you would like, that being Iran exploding, do you honestly believe that t...
    • Majedkhaldoun (Jan 1st, 15:10): While the demonstrations in Iran has not reached the 2009 level, but there are differences that should be mentioned The...

  • Assessing Nikaolas Van Dam on Syria’s Fate - by Steven Heydemann
    Friday, November 17, 2017
    • Willy Van Damme (Dec 7th, 16:12): Another defender of Al Qaeda and other throat slitting salafist thugs. Sickening.
    • Ghufran (Nov 22nd, 20:51): Both sides in the Syrian conflict were not interested in freedom, they used the freedom slogan but their actions showed ...
    • Eugene (Nov 19th, 14:01): My last comment was in response to POUL.
    • Eugene (Nov 19th, 13:59): Refreshing your take on the post. Indeed, your last paragraph sums up the whole, to which I might add, so to for the U.S...
    • Poul (Nov 19th, 10:52): The problem I have with both Van Dam and Heydemann is the assumption that democracy will somehow become possible in Syri...

  • Syria: Who will win the future? - By Nikolaos van Dam
    Saturday, November 11, 2017
    • Ghufran (Nov 22nd, 20:49): Both sides in the Syrian conflict were not interested in freedom, they used the freedom slogan but their actions showed ...
    • ALAN (Nov 14th, 17:59): What I wanted to deliver, was done It is a project for discussion I do not care about that specific person or whom he ...
    • Willy Van Damme (Nov 14th, 16:37): One has to be careful with these sorts of accusations but he worked for the Dutch government and they work with the CIA ...
    • jo6pac (Nov 14th, 16:20): November 14th, 2017, 4:03 pm Alan November 13th, 2017, 9:50 am You both nail it. Sadly the writer has been in to...
    • Willy Van Damme (Nov 14th, 16:03): What strikes me with analysts like Nikolaos van Dam, Aaron Lund and Joshua Landis is the fact they refuse to admit this ...

  • "No Justice for Khan Sheikhoun," by Aron Lund
    Monday, November 06, 2017
    • Eugene (Feb 11th, 19:24): Just out of curiosity, but didn't artillery shells turn up recently that bore German manufacture or U.S. manufacture on ...
    • Marko (Feb 11th, 03:29): "....OPCW scientists were in fact able to reverse-engineer the sarin nerve gas used in the attack, tracing the ingredien...
    • Ghufran (Nov 22nd, 21:00): So when was the welfare of Syrians important to any regional or world power ? Syrians did not like the regime but most ...
    • ALAN (Nov 13th, 09:49): .
    • stopzionist wars (Nov 8th, 09:35): This garbage by the criminal zionist tribe is to support the war that criminal zionist jewish tribe are making, destry t...