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Akbar Shahid Ahmed

Assad Interviewer Finds Syrian Dictator Too 'Delusional' To End War, Work With U.S.

HuffingtonPost.com | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 01.30.2015 | Politics

NEW YORK -- Foreign Affairs magazine may have just given Syrian dictator Bashar Assad his biggest opportunity to promote himself in recent months, but...

Embracing Assad Is a Better Strategy for the U.S. Than Supporting the Least Bad Jihadis

Graham E. Fuller | Posted 11.29.2014 | World
Graham E. Fuller

We have little to lose and much to gain in such a reverse in policy vis-à-vis Assad. If we persist on overthrowing him by force, we will perpetuate the disastrous status quo-- an anti-jihadi campaign that the administration has already acknowledged may be morphing into a new open-ended war for years to come -- all the while generating tens of thousands of new jihadis fighting new jihads that we cannot bomb out of existence.

Assad: 'Stupid' To Suggest That We Hid Evidence Of Attack

Posted 09.11.2013 | World

Syrian President Bashar Assad appeared defiant in a much-anticipated interview with PBS host Charlie Rose that aired Monday evening. Assad argued i...

How the US Should Respond to Assad's Chemical Weapons Threat

Tom Rogan | Posted 02.05.2013 | World
Tom Rogan

Herein lies the two-sided coin: Assad's end may be approaching, but if he believes that he has nothing to lose, he may also perceive the employment of chemical weapons to be his best option.