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In the Absence of a US Foreign Policy

Hussain Abdul-Hussain | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hussain Abdul-Hussain

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.

Syrian Scuds and US Treaties: The Relentless Battle for Lebanon

Joe Macaron | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Joe Macaron

It is hard to dissect fiction and imaginary from reality and facts when dwelling on this ongoing US-Syrian diplomatic contraction.

Washington Sets A New Tone As It Engages In Mideast Charm Offensive

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

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.

Understanding Syrian Rapprochement: Optimists Versus Cynics

Stuart Whatley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Stuart Whatley

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.

Syria Dialogue Not A Threat To Lebanon, Says US

AP | SAM F. GHATTAS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BEIRUT — The United States sought Friday to reassure Lebanon that its efforts to repair relations with that country's long-dominant neighbor, Sy...