Archive for 2006

“Markers on the route to Damascus,” by Itamar Rabiniovich

More on the Bandar Affair

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

For and Against Dialogue with Syria

“Syria in Bush’s Crosshairs: MEPI Money” by Adam Zagorin

Meyrav Wurmser “Neocons Expected Israel to Attack Syria”

News Round Up (17 December 2006)

“The Story of My Arrest and Accusation” – by Michel Kilo

“President Bashar al-Asad Interviewed,” by Alix Van Buren

US Senators Defy Bush and Head for Damascus: Bush Says Asad Rules by Force

“Six Brutal Truths about Iraq,” By Gen. Odom

News Round Up (12 December 2006)

“Shi’ites and Shi’ism in Medieval Syria,” by Stephennie Mulder

“The Case For Engaging Syria,” by Joshua Landis

“Concentrate on the Syrian-Israeli issue,” by Murhaf Jouejati

“What Motivates Syria,” by Imad Moustapha

Encouraging Sectarian War as a Means to Bring Down Asad

Why V.P. Sharaa’s Statement is Important

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

Leave Our Region Alone And The Winners Are……By EHSANI2

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

The Babes of Hizbullah

“Lebanese Muslims outnumber Christians 2-1,” by Alistair Lyon

America Must Decide between Shiites and Sunnis

“A Primer in Lebanese Politics,” by Uri Avnery

“Will There be a Last Minute Compromise in Lebanon?” by Firas Maksad

Three Camps on Gemayel Murder and Syria

8 Syrian Students Face Trial for Starting Discussion Group

Ahmadinejad, Sadr and Asad demand US Withdrawal from Iraq

Al-Mu’allim to meet EU foreign ministers soon

“Courting Syria,” by Itamar Rabinovich

Post Gemayel Prospects

The Gemayel Assassination

“Talk To Syria Now, Says Syrian Jewish Maverick,” by Larry Cohler-Esses

Syria Wants Clear US Commitment to Exit Iraq

Is Syria Asking Too Much?

US Dialogue with Syria Ruled Out For Now

Mansour al-Atrash has Died at 80

“Why the Barak-Asad, Golan Deal Failed” by Swisher

Blanford’s Hariri Book. Syria Talks Urged by Britain

Shiites Quit Lebanese Gov.

News Round-Up Nov. 10 2006

EU Splits from US on Syria: US Elections

What is it with War in Summer 2007?

Inching Toward a Deal?

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

Neocon Mea Culpa

“Iraq War Sapping U.S. Influence in Lebanon,” Landis interview with Gwertzman of CFR

We have not met with Members of Muslim Brothers

Who is Couping Who in Lebanon?

“Washington meeting with Khaddam and Al-Bayanouni failed” by Mardini

Landis on BBC with Mustapha

Lebanon War Strikes Back – Washington Accuses Syria of Crimes

“The Syrian-American Rift,” By Akiva Eldar

British Envoy Visits Asad

Syrian Corruption Hits Prime Time

Can Bush Bring Down Syrian Regime?

New Syria Comment Subscription Service – Change today

Michel Kilo Will Not Be Freed

The Foreign Office says, “Engage Syria,” NSC says, “No”

Syria’s Foreign Policies Impede Economic Progress, Dardari Says – By EHSANI2

Democracy is Out; Baker’s Advice

Asad BBC Interview (Oct. 9, 2006): Video and Transcript

News Roundup (Oct. 9, 2006)

Assad BBC Interview: Syria Wants Peace

Syria Myths – the two-faced arson.

How to Explain the Refusal to Talk to Syria

“The Rebellion against American Policy,” by Patrick Seale

“Syria: Return of the reformer ,” the Economist

“Condoleezza Rice in the Middle East,” the Economist

Is Hizbullah Secular? James Baker Meets Syrian F.M.

Aref Dalilah suffers stroke in jail. More prisoner releases

Kurds Protest; Israel Says No to Peace

Pro-Democracy Students Held at Sidnaya Prison

Brammertz, Opposition Releases, and Israeli Talks

Spiegel Interview with Assad: “America Must Listen” (Sept. 24, 06)

Bayanouni Improves on Alawi Question

Al-Qaida Plans for Syria

Apologies to David Schenker

“The UN Report will be a Bust,” by Idaf

“Let’s Make a Deal,” by Fred Kaplan

House Cleaning and Format Suggestions

Liberals And The Chances For Democracy In The Middle East – By EHSANI2

Bombing the US Embassy – What Does it Mean?

News Round UP (11 September 2006)

Some Lebanese Want to be More Like Iraq

“Hizbullah in the Eyes of Syrians during the War,” by Hassan Hassan and Abdullah Taa`i

Syria Fights for Control of Palestine File

Robert Kaplan – Why He is Wrong about Syria

Kanaan Speaks from the Grave? & Syria in Iraq

Iraqi, Lebanese and Israeli Authorities Criticize Syria

Whither Arab Shiites

“Moral Clarity and the Middle East,” by Amb. James Dobbins

News Round UP (2 September 2006)

Syria Says “Yes” to 1701. Why?

“What do Sunnis intend for Alawis following Regime change?” by Khudr

“Doubts whether Bush is good for Israel” by Jim Lobe

Should Syria and Israel Negotiate? – Syria Think Tank

A Personal Memo – By EHSANI2