Archive for the 'Lebanon' Category

News Round Up (8 Oct. 2008)

US to Lift Sanctions on Syria? More on Syrian Military North of Lebanon

Why Syria Doesn’t Want War with Israel

“Syria Talks Spur Speculation” by Jim Lobe & More…

US-Syrian Thaw: Welsh and Muallem Talk

Syrian Troops on the Lebanese Border are to Confront Smuggling

Car Bomb in Damascus and Rise of Salafi Groups in Region

Syria Comment Returns + News Roundup

Livni Wins Vote to Lead Kadima

News Round UP (13 Sept. 2008)

News Round Up (12 Sept. 2008)

Patrick Seale on the Damascus Summit

News Round UP (9 Sept. 2008)

Difficult Decisions for Assad, but Syrian Art Sizzles

Hokayem and Young on the Assad-Sarkozy Summit

Sarkozy in Syria

The Middle East Waits for America

News Round UP (1 Sept. 2008)

Syria & Lebanon Should Hold Simultaneous Talks With Israel

Bush’s Policy of No Dialogue with Syria is Costing US Lives

Has the US Missed a Chance for Arab – Israeli Peace?

Kouchner Visits Syria

Lebanese Sovereignty continued

Lebanese Sovereignty: Where Does Syria Stand?

New Cold War or Merely Jockeying for Position? What Does Syria Want?

News Round Up (18 Aug. 2008)

News Round Up (12 Aug. 2008)

Assassination Speculation

Muhammad Suleiman Murdered

Building Towards Peace

News Round-Up (August 1, 2008)

Walid Jumblatt Sets a New Course

News Round Up (27 July 2008)

Samir al-Taki’s talk at the Brookings Institute in Washington DC

“Regional Players Bypass Washington In Brokering Deals,” by Jay Solomon

News Round Up (20 July 2008)

“Lancing the Boil: Hizbullah’s Future in Lebanon”/ by Qifa Nabki

“Some Remarks on Syria,” by Observer

Mead takes on Walt & Mearsheimer on Why the US is pro-Israel

The Prisoner Swap Controversy

Lebanon’s Christians Are Back — ICG: by Peter Harling

News Round Up (15 June 2008)

America’s Role in Israel-Syria Talks

Iran Warns Syria Against Peace with Israel

Assad in Paris

Paris 2008, Paris 1998

A Good News Cycle for Syria

Lebanon Gets a Government

As Paris Boosts Assad, US Adds Sanctions (10 July 2008)

Assad: “Bush Cannot Make Peace;” Economist on Syria’s Economic Outlook

Prison Riot, Golan, Syria Heads East

Bashar al-Assad Walking the Tight-Rope

Prisoner Swap; Golan; Negotiations

Syrian-Israeli Talks, More Iran

News Round Up (28 June 2008)

The US and Siniora seek to push back against Hizbullah and the Opposition

News Round Up (20 June 2008)

Syria Pegs Hopes on India and Econ. Liberalization

Will Assad and Israeli President Shimon Peres Meet in Paris?

Can the US and France agree on a Post-Doha Lebanon Policy?

News Round Up (10 June 2008)

Moubayed on the Lebanese Cabinet: News Roundup (7 June 2008)

Syria Squashes Coup Attempt, Die Welt claims

“It’s Time to Talk to Syria” by Kerry and Hagel

“Israel, Don’t Undermine Beirut,” by Joshua Landis with Help from David Schenker

News (4 June 2008)

“Lebanese and Syrian Leaders as Seen by a Harvard Graduate Student,” by Kiernan

Nukes, Golan, Lebanon and the Shifting Balance (3 June 2008)

News Round Up (2 June 2008)

News Round Up (31 May 2008)

Give up the gun, go for EMBAs

A Political Breakthrough In Doha

A Solution in Doha?

Observations of a German journalist in Beirut

Syrian Media – The Challenge and the Need to Act

Bush Promises Support that Analysts Say He Cannot Give

Bush Administration Policy in Disarray

Lebanon Becoming

“How Hizbullah Blundered and Why Things Will Get Worse,” by Rex Brynen

Hizbullah Proves it Does Not Want a Tehran on the Mediterranean

The War is Over: What Were They Thinking?

Nasrallah’s May 8 Press Conference – Summary

By Provoking Hizbullah, Is Washington Hoping for a Showdown?

March Toward Disaster

“What are the Prospects for Syrian-Israeli Peace?” by Seale, Khouri, & Allaf

News Round Up (1 May 2008)

U.S. pressures Turkcell to abandon Syria deal & other Economic News

News Round Up (28 April 2008)

News Round Up (27 April 2008)

News Round Up (22 April 2008)

“The March to War: Israel Prepares…” by Nazemroaya

Latest Statistics on Arab Popularity of Asad, Hamas, Hizbullah, Iraq…

President Assad is “more optimistic than any time before.” / Carter is “very upbeat”

The People’s Army of Hizbullah Attracts Sunnis and Christians

News Round Up (15 April 2008)

Did Chirac know?

Upping Diplomatic, Judicial, Economic and Military Pressure on Syria is Unlikely to Work

Brother Accuses France of Killing Siddiq: US Accuses French and Swiss of Breaking Spirit of Sanctions

France Lets Key Witness in Hariri Trial Escape: Kushner Sorrowful

News Round Up (7 April 2008)

News Roundup (6 April 2008)

“Major Breakthrough in Hariri Investigation” by Jacob Tafnis

President Assad’s Speech to the Arab Summit

UN Investigator Bellemare says ‘Criminal Network’ killed Hariri

Summitry 3: Can the Effort to Isolate Syria Hold?

Summitry 2

Summitry (26 March 2008)

News Round Up (23 March 2008)

Syrians and Lebanese Respond to Statement that “Syria Needs to Articulate a Clear Lebanon Policy”

The Iraqi refugee view from Syria and Lebanon

“Shaping Lebanon’s Future,” by Bilal Saab

“Lessons of the Franco-Syrian Fiasco” by Peter Harling

News Round Up (March 18 2008)

What is Behind Israeli Offers of Peace Negotiations?

News Roundup (15 March 2008)

Can the International Tribunal Change Syrian Policy?

News Round Up (12 March 2008)

News Round Up (11 March 2008)

News Roundup (8 March 2008)

Syria to invite Lebanon, Saudi Arabia to summit

Saudi Arabia Calls on its nationals to leave Lebanon

News Roundup (28 February 2008)

Syria’s Stand on Lebanon: Saudi Arabia Withdraws Ambassador From Damascus

Can Israel and Syria Break the Middle East Deadlock?

“The New Middle East,” by Carnegie Endowment Staff

Diagnosing Failure: The Case of Lebanon

Foreign Militants Crossing Syria-Iraq Border Drop to 40-50 a Month

Will Sanctions and the Mughniyah Killing Make Syria Blink?

Hizbullah and Syria Threaten Revenge in Kind

Mughnieh: Liberator of Lebanon or Opportunistic Terrorist ?

Imad Mughniyeh, Hezbollah Commander, Assassinated in Damascus

The Missed opportunity in Lebanon

“Al-Qaida in Lebanon,” by Fidaa Itani

“Lebanese diva arouses emotion, controversy in Syria,” by Oweis

News Roundup (23 January 2008)

“t_desco” Comments on “Al-Qaeda in Lebanon,” by Nir Rosen

“Al-Qaeda in Lebanon,” by Nir Rosen

News Roundup (15 Jan. 2008)

Electoral math: The history of a failing formula

Arab League Mediation in Lebanon Fails

“Al-Qaida in Lebanon,” by T-desco

The Day After Tomorrow… / by Qifa Nabki

Who is at Fault in Lebanon? The Blame Game Heats Up

Lebanese Skeptical Deal for New Gov. Will Fly

The Regional Lebanon Deal: What Does it Mean?

“President Bush to make first trip to Syria,” by Alex

The soldiers of truth are back

Hamidi on Franco-Syrian Relations and Lebanon

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

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

Paranoia in the Land of Cedars

Lebanon, Iran & US

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

Maybe the NIE Is Not So Good for Syria?

Best of Comments on US Opening to Syria

How the Lebanese Delegation was Blindsided at Annapolis

Lebanon Presidential Politics and the Brammertz Report

Annapolis Round Up: Was Syria a Winner at Annapolis?

Lebanon: Drift Better than Conflict: Hamidi Translated

Assad warns: The region will soon witness events that might have dangerous repercussions …

Announcing Creative Syria Forum’s November 2007 topic: Syria’s RegionalPolicies


David Lesch Testimony on Syria-Lebanon before the Senate

“Syria: Options and Implications for Lebanon and the Region,” by Emile El-Hokayem

Treasury Designates Individuals Furthering Syrian Regime’s Efforts to Undermine Lebanese Democracy

“Is Israel About to Attack Hizballah?” by Blanford

“Hezbollah: Maneuvers held near border in ‘response to enemy’,” AP

Top French Officials Go to Damascus on a Fool’s Errand

News Round Up (3 Nov. 2007)

“Everyday Jihad,” by Bernard Rougier

Rice to Lebanon, “No Compromise on Presidency”

Assassination Accusations Abound in Lebanon

News Roundup (31 Oct. 2007)

Washington Hearings on Syria, etc.

“Authoritarian Upgrading in the Arab World,” by Steven Heydemann

“Syria is No Longer Cuba,” by Ibrahim Hamidi

News Round Up (Oct. 19 2007)

Turkey and Lebanon

Strike on Syria or Iran – Lebanon torn in the Middle

Nasrallah calls on Saudi Arabia to boycott the upcoming Middle East conference

News Round Up (4 Oct. 2007)

Michael Young Talks Sense about Syria

What Abu Salim Taha’ of Fatah al-Islam Confessed

Qaqa – Fatah al-Islam Connection Pooh-poohed

News Round Up (27 Sept. 2007)

Articles Pushing Diplomacy with Syria and Questioning Raid

Rice Trys to Gin Up Enthusiasm for Her Peacemaking

News Round Up (21 Sept. 2007)

News (20 Sept. 2007)

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