Archive for December, 2007

Syria Stands by Lebanese Allies: France distraught: Lebanon in Continued Crisis

Ali Barazi Released from Jail: Assad Says Seven Other Seculars to Go Free

“Syrian Americans: The Identity Balancing Act,” by Salma al-Shami

Syria Requires Arabization of Names

“Syrian expatriates return home in hopes of new wealth,” by Julien Barnes-Dacey

Five undeniable facts about the Syria that I saw / by Ehsani

The US Has NO Lebanon Policy

Israel Says No to Syria; Lebanon Says No to France

What Kind of Deal Should Lebanese Make? Bush, Sarkozy and Mualem Face Off

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

Sarkozy: “Your last opportunity is Saturday.” Assad: “I Said No to Nukes.”

Lebanon and the Art of Kabuki Theater

Lebanon Languishes: Bush and Sarkozy Threaten

Crackdown, Cranks, China, and the Cost of Gas Oil

News Round Up (13 Dec. 2007)

Anti-March 14th General Assassinated

Farouk al-Sharaa: “The Worst is Over in Lebanon – Syria Army will Never be Back”

“Lebanon’s Exodus” by Rana Fil: Newsweek

Most activists freed: Some Remain in Custody

Chinese imports put squeeze on Syrian merchants

“How to Defuse Iran,” by Leveretts

Paranoia in the Land of Cedars

Arrests of Damascus Declaration for Democratic Change Conference Participants

Syriatel and Turkcell Courting

Iraq Wants US to Engage with Syria and Iran. Facebook Minister Soaped

Bush Engages for Foes as Syrians Make a Come Back

Lebanon, Iran & US

“Landis: Syria Key to Middle East Peace Process,” CFR Interview with Gwertzman

Maybe the NIE Is Not So Good for Syria?

What Does the National Intelligence Estimate on Iran Mean for Syria?

Best of Comments on US Opening to Syria

How the Lebanese Delegation was Blindsided at Annapolis

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