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Change the Focus of the Syria Debate

(0) Comments | Posted March 6, 2013 | 3:31 PM

For more than a year now the focus of U.S. foreign policy toward Syria has been on how to arm the Syrian rebel movement, with an orientation on the short term. This has contributed to a stalemate in the conflict, with neither side having sufficient power to overwhelm the other....

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What the Arab Awakening, Salafists and Israel Have in Common

(21) Comments | Posted November 14, 2012 | 8:12 AM

Enough time has now passed since the Arab Awakening commenced to identify some trends. It is clear that extremist elements have more or less won the first round of elections in the countries most impacted by the Awakening -- either directly or indirectly -- and will assume a disproportionately large...

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