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  • US Policy Toward the Levant, Kurds and Turkey - By Joshua Landis 
    Monday, January 15, 2018
    • Majedkhaldoun (Jan 16th, 22:37): No one will agree with you that you can promote democracy by keeping a brutal dictator and sectarian president in power,...
    • ALAN (Jan 16th, 11:58): The United States will have to frame Russia's absolute hand in Syria, if not through diplomacy, it can be by using the d...
    • Joshua (Jan 16th, 10:29): Dear ZAÏNEB, You raise many important questions. I do not have good answers to them all. You are certainly right abo...
    • Ghufran (Jan 16th, 09:28): This is a good read. Going back to the simple but valid principles of USA Mideast policy since 1979 which rotate around ...
    • Zaïneb (Jan 16th, 07:05): Cher Joshua. Tu sembles écarter deux éléments fondamentaux de l'équation : la corruption et la dictature. Comment cr...

  • 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
    • 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...
    • Sue (Nov 8th, 07:04): Re: Why would Assad use chemical weapons at this stage in the conflict? Looking further back into the history of the fat...
    • David (Nov 7th, 20:36): The 'accountability' argument is in reality a stick to beat Syria with rather than a real-world issue. Surely the govern...

  • Who Will Usher the Middle East Into an Era of Peace? - By Sam Farah
    Monday, October 23, 2017
    • ALAN (Nov 3rd, 05:53): God bless the Kurdish people in their struggle for peace & human values. https://carduchian.files.wordpress.com/201...
    • Ali Alwahsh (Nov 3rd, 04:03): God bless Bo-Hafez
    • ALAN (Nov 2nd, 14:42): Russian President Putin has to answer in the Security Council about his magical creation of de-escalation zones , which ...
    • Ghufran (Nov 1st, 22:32): Israel is here to stay, and the biggest threat to Israel is Zionism not its Arab neighbors. This song about Israel being...
    • Mina (Nov 1st, 06:13): Who will bring peace? probably not 99 percent of the Syrian opposition nor the actual rulers of the Gulf https://twitte...

  • What the KRG's Loss of Kirkuk Means for Iraq
    Tuesday, October 17, 2017
    • ALAN (Nov 2nd, 09:36): Turkey and Iran are still on a dangerous course, fueled by profound disagreement over their respective core interests in...
    • Ghufran (Nov 1st, 22:37): The Kurds are only relevant to decision makers in Washington if they help Israel, antagonize Iran or both. Nothing has c...
    • ALAN (Oct 22nd, 16:16): America is the one, who looked for the Kurds and not the other way round. So to say about abandoning the Kurds is an inc...
    • Ghufran (Oct 22nd, 13:00): It is a deja vu of 1991. The US will abandon the Kurds unless Israel stages a coup and manages to reverse course at the ...
    • Jan (Oct 20th, 05:19): Thanks for writing this.

  • Trump's Iran Policy is More about Rollback Than Nukes; It Will Cause More Failed States - by Joshua Landis
    Saturday, October 14, 2017
    • ALAN (Oct 19th, 04:04): The basic in fact located inside the countries, where the governments failed to run the countries. There is a big rift b...
    • Ghufran (Oct 18th, 20:12): Going back to the basics: USA policy in the Middle East is centered around supporting Israel and antagonizing Iran and i...
    • ALAN (Oct 17th, 03:44): The Trump Administration Just Stabbed the Kurds in the Front http://www.worldaffairsjournal.org/blog/michael-j-totten/tr...
    • ALAN (Oct 16th, 14:43): Judith Bello! /They do not ‘deserve their own land in Syria/ What is this talk? The right of the gods! You do not ...
    • Poul (Oct 16th, 12:13): 9.Alan The problem for the Syrian government is that Russia cannot easily fund a $200 billion reconstruction plan. It...

  • Minorities and the Kurdish Referendum—by Alda Benjamen
    Wednesday, October 11, 2017