The Obama administration's entire Syria policy rests on the foundation that Assad's internal calculation needs to change. A willingness by Assad to participate in serious and meaningful negotiations is the objective of this policy. Right now, that foundation is crumbling into dust.
In three videos published on YouTube on 1 and 5 April, members of moderate Syrian rebel group Harakat Hazm were shown operating American-manufactured BGM-71 TOW anti-tank guided missiles (ATGMs).
Turkish Prime Minister Erdoğan's visit to Iran last month symbolized a pivot toward Tehran and a shift in Ankara's Middle East foreign policy.
Declaring a desire to stand "shoulder to shoulder" with Iran in combating terrorism, and driven by Turkey's evolving policy toward Syria, Erdoğan's trip highlighted Ankara and Tehran's tendency to pursue mutual interests when their paths cross.
The prosecutor has done a careful job assembling his case. It is likely that justice will be done in the Netherlands. But at what price for poor suffering Lebanon.
Even as Hamas gradually restores its relationship with Iran and Hezbollah, some of its officials still wave the Free Syrian Army (FSA) flag.
On January 14th, Tom Friedman, while commemorating the death of Ariel Sharon, cited "a Hebrew biography of him [Sharon] entitled "He Doesn't Stop at Red Lights."" I beg to differ
Jihadist-jittery governments are increasingly buying Assad's argument that a rebel victory will turn Syria into a haven for extremism and foment regional instability. What they fail to realize is that Assad is duping them into choosing between one extremist future for Syria and another.
Hezbollah's determination to fight in support of the Syrian regime forces has led to a second set of issues manifested in regional tensions.
Amidst the flurry of debate over Iran's trustworthiness and willingness to transform itself into a responsible regional power, the destabilizing presence of the Quds Force cannot be ignored.
The Syrian mayhem has finally come to haunt Hezbollah in its back yard. The organization which traditionally made propaganda mileage by claiming to be the guardian of Lebanese territorial integrity is being seen now in Lebanon for what it has always been, a sectarian stooge of Iran.
Lebanon's ex-pat community has the skills and resources to work in conjunction with the Lebanese government in an apolitical fashion to drive positive change for Lebanon at a time when the country and all its inhabitants need it the most.
Now that the Syrian war has arrived to Lebanon through the suicide bombing that took place in front of the Iranian embassy this week, the country has ...
There is no harm in this being a short phase of rest to catch one's breath for each of the United States, Russia, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the ...
The red line illustrated by Prime Minister Netanyahu during his now famous speech to the United Nations foreshadowed his present pattern of behavior.
Saudi Arabia's declared intention to pivot away from the U.S. in foreign policy implies a shift toward Beijing, which predates both the Obama presidency and the Arab Awakening.