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We have arrived at a determining moment in the Syrian crisis. The choices are startlingly simple: 1) Cautious, incremental movement toward...
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
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In recent weeks, there has been a notable shuffle in the positions of key external players in the Syrian crisis. Momentum has quite suddenly shifted...
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
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“Perception is 100 percent of politics,” the old adage goes. Say something three, five, seven times, and you start to believe it in the same way you...
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
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On 19 December 2011 the Syrian Arab Republic and the Arab League signed a protocol establishing an observer mission that was supposed to lead efforts...
Saturday, February 4, 2012
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Crossing over the Lebanese border into Syria was anticlimactic. It was the second week of January and the lines of people waiting to have their...
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
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The ongoing diplomatic tug of war between Syria and the Arab League took an unexpected turn Monday with rumors of a potential breakthrough. A...
Monday, December 5, 2011
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