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.
The difficulty in finding a solution to the crisis in Syria is the fact that there are many players whose interests are incompatible with one another and there is no political solution that can mitigate these incompatibilities.
On April 30, the Hezbollah chief made one of his most anticipated addresses since the start of the Arab Spring -- making it clear that despite the risks, his fighters will never abandon their support for the Assad regime.
Hezbollah is building training facilities in the eastern Bekaa Valley within close proximity of the Syrian border, reported a local Beirut newspaper earlier this week. Is Hezbollah preparing for the next confrontation and if so, whom do they expect to fight?
Israel, by agreeing to exchange hundreds of terrorists for one soldier, has shown the world that it will not compromise on its value system which proclaims that "he who saves one human being, it is as if he has saved the world."
Revolutions don't come from the playbook of a shy American intellectual; they are a result of relentless struggle and a workable future road-map, which incorporates democracy and equal economic opportunities as its core.
The leader of Lebanon's Hezbollah, Hassan Nasrallah, is -- in principle -- a man of religion. However, in addition to commanding an illicit militia and ordering bloody wars, Nasrallah is a manipulator.