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  • Assessing Nikolas Van Dam on Syria’s Fate - by Steven Heydemann
    Friday, November 17, 2017
    • Eugene (Nov 17th, 07:37): Finding fault. That said, where things are at today, isn't going to change anything. What has been, who caused it, the f...
    • lavergne (Nov 17th, 06:42): A sound and accurate critics of this shortsighted account by a seasoned diplomat, which illustrates the general misleadi...

  • Syria: Who will win the future? - By Nikolaos van Dam
    Saturday, November 11, 2017
    • 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 ...
    • Jasmine (Nov 14th, 15:23): A cliche full of guess work,lacks a demographic analysis of the pre war years,and failed to mention the economic circums...

  • "No Justice for Khan Sheikhoun," by Aron Lund
    Monday, November 06, 2017
    • 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...
    • Don (Nov 7th, 14:18): I don’t know who did it, but I have read the skeptics. So were there casualties being sent to hospitals many miles aw...

  • 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

    • Will the U.S. Abandon the Kurds of Syria Once ISIS is Destroyed? by Landis, Itani, Simon
      Sunday, October 01, 2017
      • Eugene (Nov 17th, 06:19): Points taken. Promises broken, that's the new way of doing business from the U.S. Government today. To say the U.S. migh...
      • Willy Van Damme (Nov 17th, 05:36): Eugene: Big countries have big ambitions and big guns. Therefore they usually act like elephants in a shop of china ware...
      • Eugene (Nov 17th, 05:14): Alan, why single out Russia? There's enough blame to go around, isn't there? Perhaps Saudi Arabia should pony up that $8...
      • ALAN (Nov 17th, 01:59): /The real unanswered question that everyone should be asking / demanding: "who is going to rebuild Syria"?/ Before Mosc...
      • Eugene (Nov 16th, 12:21): Willy, the elephant in the room, "International law and the legality/illegality" of this war, as with the others in the ...

    • KRG Targets Minorities Ahead of Kurdistan Independence Referendum — Part Two: Annexing Christian Lands
      Saturday, September 30, 2017

      • Mahdi al-Harati: a Libyan Force Multiplier
        Tuesday, September 26, 2017
        • mist (Oct 2nd, 15:09): Entire sycophant article is just embarrassing. Landis lets such rot go unchallenged?? SC covered the phoney ARAB SPRING ...
        • Ghufran (Sep 29th, 22:01): They can take different names but they are versions of Alqaeda et al. The vast majority of rebel forces in the Islamic...
        • Amir in Tel Aviv (Sep 28th, 11:08): Thank you for this illustration of the Islamist "Robin Hood".