Archive for 2011

Ignatius Lesch, Seale, Tisdall, Khalaf, Fadel on Assad and Syria

Ammar Abdulhamid Emerges as Face of the Syrian Revolution, according to Washington Times

Clinton Calls Bashar al-Assad a “Reformer” -Syria Lifts Emergency Law

Syria Dividing: Most Large Cities Calm. The Troubles in Latakia Lead to Army being Deployed

Lesch, Tabler and Harling

Pro Bashar Demonstrations in Aleppo; Shooting in Latakia; 20 Dead in Deraa; 10 Shot in Sanamin

“As Protests Mount, Is There a Soft Landing for Syria?” by Joshua Landis

Syrian Government Promises: Free Press, End of Emergency Rule, Opposition Parties, Justice

Deraa: The Government Takes off its Gloves: 15 Killed

Syria’s Opposition Divided. Demonstrations Have Different Goals

Demonstrations Grow

Three to Five Killed in Deraa Demonstration; Unrest Spreads

Damned if We Do and Damned if We Don’t

Demonstrations in Damascus Challenge Regime

Fuel Subsidies to be Cut April 1? Syria Eyes Western Intervention in Libya with Caution. Denies Giving Military Aid to Qaddafi

“Why Syria is Unlikely to be Next…. for Now,” by Bassam Haddad

News Round UP (7 march 2011)

The Revolutions – What do They Mean?

News Round Up (27 February 2011)

“Asma al-Assad: A Rose of the Desert” in Vogue

Syrians demonstrate against Qaddafi; Kerry Pushes Peace; SLT sputters

The sad irony of it all – the USA and the Arab world…

Will Iranian Warships Through Suez Canal Change Balance of Power?

Demonstration in Damascus

Economic Round Up (Febrary 2011)

George Saghir Responds to Samir Aita

“What Does the Future Hold for Syrian Economists?” By Samir Aita

Ibrahim Hamidi, “Political and Economic Factors of Syrian Stability”

A New Day in Egypt

“What Does the Future Hold for Syria?” By George Saghir

Chas Freeman on “The Passing of the Residual Elements of a Colonial Order”

Clinton: Omar Suleiman should lead transition; Wisner: Mubarak “must stay in office” during a power transition

‘Day of Rage’ for Syrians Fails to Draw Protesters

Syrians Stay Home; Turkey Leads; US Loses Allies

Landis and Yakoubian on Egypt, Syria and Lebanon: Bloggingheads TV

Will “Day of Rage” Rock Syria?

Syrian Authorities Jubilant about Prospect of Mubarak’s Fall and Shifting Balance of Power in the Region

US Loses Lebanon, Worries about Losing Egypt; Tunisians Ask Feltman to Go Home

Lebanon Remains Hostage to the Arab-Israeli Conflict with US Blessing

Obama Trapped in Bush’s Lebanon War

Tape Two from New TV: Hariri Gives His Side of the Story

“The ‘Missing Dimension’: Britain’s Secret War against France in Syria and Lebanon, 1942–45,” by Meir Zamir

Saad Hariri Talking to Saddiq, a False witness; Why Tunisia Is Unlikely in Syria

Lebanon’s Return to Political Paralysis and Economic Stagnation


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