Category Archives: Syria

“Israel’s ‘Safe Zone’ Is Creeping Farther Into Syria”

The Intercept: “The safe zone appears intended to keep the Syrian army and its Iranian and Lebanese allies as far away from Israel’s border as possible, as well as solidify Israel’s control over the occupied Golan Heights. Israel seized the … Continue reading

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“Trump Admin Commits to Forever War in Syria against Iran”

Informed Comment: “Since the al-Assad regime has won the civil war, it does not feel it needs to make a grand political compromise with the rebels, who only have three significant pockets of resistance left: Idlib Province in the north, … Continue reading

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McCain on Obama’s anti-ISIS Airstrikes

McCain has already penned an open letter urging President Obama to widen his bombing campaign of ISIS to include the Syrian Air Force. Is anyone surprised? It’s also funny to hear US media refer to the Arab “coalition” in the … Continue reading

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Syrian Wars of Proxy

al-Akhbar English: The Syrian war is not only a proxy war. There is a strong internal dimension to the war in Syria but it has been obscured by various layers and dimensions of outside intervention and agendas. The Syrian regime … Continue reading

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VOA Interview regarding “The Saudi Roots of Today’s Shi’ite-Sunni War”

Here’s a very brief interview regarding my article “The Saudi Roots of Today’s Shi’ite-Sunni War” at Voice of America. Please excuse the accent.

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