America has no vision for the Middle East. Until a policy on Syria is drafted, Washington will be improvising on how to deal with Damascus.
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It is hard to dissect fiction and imaginary from reality and facts when dwelling on this ongoing US-Syrian diplomatic contraction.
The US Middle East policy appears to be slowly but gradually changing. US officials are beginning a charm offensive following a successful four-day tour in the region for the new secretary of state.
Underlying the prospect for renewed diplomacy with Damascus is the universally accepted possibility that Assad will merely feign peace efforts without ever following through -- for which he, and his father before him, are notorious.
BEIRUT — The United States sought Friday to reassure Lebanon that its efforts to repair relations with that country's long-dominant neighbor, Sy...
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