Archive for the 'Palestine' Category

Liwa al-Jalil: A New Pro-Assad Palestinian Militia

The Assassination of Sheikh Abu Fahad al-Bal’ous: Context and Analysis

Overview of some pro-Assad Militias

Joshua Landis on ISIS, Syria & the “Great Sorting Out” in the Middle East – Interview with Danny Postel

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

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

Wikileaks: “Syrian-Iranian Relations return to normal”; Jordan, Turkey, and US Seek Improved Iran Relations; Hariri Tribunal Delayed;

U.S. Saves Talks but Not Palestine

Syria Gets Better Russian Missiles

Will Obama Abandon the Bush Policy of Punishing Mid East Countries that Oppose Israeli Expansion?

Is the Obama Peace Effort Over?

“A Peace Crime” by Levy; Will Turkey be Punished?

Skewed Balance of Power between Israel and Syrian Impedes Peace

What Effect will Turkey’s Switch to Israeli Opponent have on Syria and the Regional Balance of Power?

Israel Wins Twice

News Round UP (23 May 2010) Kerry in Damascus

Medvedev’s Visits to Syria and Turkey – News Round Up (14 May 2010)

News Round Up (May 6, 2010)

Who is Changing the Regional Balance of Power?

Turkish-Syria Military; How to Sanction Syria? Obama Keeps Jewish Leaders Happy

News Round Up (19 April 2010)

Will Obama Unveil a Peace Plan?

Moshe Ya’alon, Israel’s Vice Premier, Explains How Netanyahu “Maneuvers” to Avoid Agreement

Petraeus Asks that Palestinians be Considered Middle Eastern and Not European – Politics Prevail over National Interest

Clinton to Damascus?

News Round Up (15 February 2010)

The Case for Syria

News Round Up (27 December 2009)

“Jordan is a model that works, whether we like it or not,” – Rami Khouri

News Round Up (25 November 2009)

Sanctions on Hafiz Makhluf and Muhammad Nasif Khayr Bek Extended

Mitchell to Syria; Arafat Murdered?

Scholarly Articles; Bolton; First Lady on Democracy

News Round Up (30 June 2009)

Why Turmoil in Iran Will Not Cause Peace Between Israel and Syria

Will Obama Put Syria at the Center of a Peace Plan?

Is Obama Turning into a Bust?

Netanyahu goes for Palestinian over Syrian Track; Lebanon Elections

Khalid Michal Interview by Paul McGeough

Arab Unity? Yes on Kurds, No on Palestinians, Perhaps on Lebanon

Sanctions on the Table?

Ambassadors, Kerry, Levey, Sanctions, and Peace

Balancing “Change” and “Prudence” will be an arduous process for President Obama

You lose ability, when you lose credibility, S. Farah

“Syria eyes strategic gains after Gaza war,” by Khaled Oweis

What the Middle East Needs is the “Audacity of Hope”, by Hind Kabawat

Will US talk to Hamas? Many say, “Yes”

Will Syria Benefit from Israel’s Invasion of Gaza?

Will Gaza Bring Reconciliation to Divided Arab Leaders?

The Gaza Diary 3: “Our Heros”

Who Won the War in Gaza?

Assad in Doha: “An Eye for an Eye”

“Palestine’s Bleak Future and Syria’s Disappointment in Obama,” by Landis

Assad on Gaza in Interview with BBC

Hillary, Gaza, Econ

Gaza Diary 2

Asma al-Asad on Gaza: Obama’s Dream Team

“The Gaza Diary”

“The War in Gaza: Tactical Gains, Strategic Defeat?” by Cordesman

Demo in Damascus: Assad Explains Syria Stand

Haass Rumored to Be New Mideast Pointman

Water and Economics in Syria

The Best on Gaza

Bush Pardons Man who helped Bombing of Damascus

Gaza and the Geronimo Effect

Top 5 reasons why Israel is attacking Gaza

Waging Peace in Atlanta, by Britta Froelicher

Carter in Damascus as US and Israel try to Pressure Syria on UN inspections

Bush’s Final Violent Outburst Causes Exasperation

12 Opposition Leaders Sentenced

Flipping Peace Tracks Again?

Interview with Ambassador Imad Moustapha: Peace Talks, Hizbullah, Palestine

“Syria-Israel Peace: The Impact on Non-State militias” by Landis

News Round Up (8 Oct. 2008)

Difficult Decisions for Assad, but Syrian Art Sizzles

Assassination Speculation

America’s Role in Israel-Syria Talks

Syrian-Israeli Talks, More Iran

Syria Pegs Hopes on India and Econ. Liberalization

Give up the gun, go for EMBAs

News Round Up (27 April 2008)

Hamas on Jimmy Carter’s Statement from Hamidi

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

Carter in Damascus: al-Jazeera by Clayton Swisher

News Round Up (18 April 2008)

Two Views on Hamas

Carter May Meet Hamas Leader Mashaal

The Peace Canal Plan – Peace plan/water import project from Turkey to the Middle East

News Round Up (12 March 2008)

“The Gaza Bombshell,” by David Rose

Syria sees no chance for peace this year

Britain’s Treachery, France’s revenge / Photos

“Al-Qaeda in Lebanon,” by Nir Rosen

“Syria’s policy, post-Annapolis,” by H. Cobban

Syria Will Not Attend Annapolis Conference, Unless…

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

News Round Up (Oct. 19 2007)


Changing Course with Syria

News Round Up (2 Oct. 2007)

Articles Pushing Diplomacy with Syria and Questioning Raid

Rice Trys to Gin Up Enthusiasm for Her Peacemaking

“The Great Middle East Peace Process Scam” by Henry Siegman

News Round Up (27 July 2007)

“Improving US and Syrian Relations: Some Possible Beginnings,” by Anthony Cordesman

Will Syria and Israel talk, fight or wait?

News Round Up (19 June 2007)

Palestine and Lebanon: The US in Quicksand

“A Critique of ‘Promoting Fatahland, while punishing Hamastan,'” by Daniel Levy

News Round Up (28 May 2007)

Seymour Hersh: “We may never find out who ordered Hariri assassination”

The Arab League Summit: Arabism is Back – Syria is In

A Response to Michael Young

Saudis and Syrians …Brothers or Rivals?

Syria, Iran and Saudi Arabia: Three’s a Crowd

News Round Up (13 February 2007)

New Zogby poll: 80 % of moderate Arabs say Israel and the U.S. are their two biggest external threats. 6% cited Iran

CIA Gets the Go-Ahead to Fight Hizbullah

“Elliot Abrams’ Uncivil War,” by Conflicts Forum