DAVID ROBERTS: Working out exactly what must be done is fiendishly difficult; anyone who says they have a solution is grossly underestimating the complexities.
M. LYNX-QUALEY: An impassioned open letter from one of Syria’s leading authors calls on Russia, China and Iran to stop supporting ‘genocide’.
MICHAEL J. TOTTEN: Tunisia, Egypt, Libya and Syria have undergone enormous turmoil in the past year. But can we see a path for each country’s immediate future?
STEPHANIE SALDANA, CGNEWS: There is a very real possibility that the Christians in Syria will leave as conflict escalates. What will be the consequences?
SYRIA NEWS WIRE: The Arab League mission is close to collapse;physically attacked on the streets, verbally attacked by Assad. And the killing continues.
NEWS FROM SYRIA: Christopher Hitchens famously did it with Iraq and now his friend Nick Cohen is doing the same on Syria – advocating for war.
MICHAEL J. TOTTEN: Cool calculation lies behind Syria’s targetting of protesters. Too many dead and calls for foreign intervention grow.
NASSER AL SARAMI, CG NEWS: There is a relationship between the region’s new electoral experiments and the need to establish the rule of law.
MICH CAFE: A fortnight ago, Fr. Paolo posted a Christmas message on the monastery’s web site. The message did not go down well in Damascus.
SYRIA NEWS WIRE: The Syrian authorities’ patience with one of their most consistent and trenchant critics has snapped with Razan Ghazzawi’s arrest.
ISMSAIL SALAMI: It’s time we made a choice. Either remain ignorant, or we need to open our eyes to the reality of things as they actually are.
RAMZY AL BAROUD: However, the Syrian uprising in March leading the country down the road to civil war – has forced Turkey to abandon its ‘zero-problems’ foreign policy.
RAMZY BAROUD: The lines are thus drawn, between US-led Western camp and Russia and its own camp, which vehemently rejects a repeat of a Libyan scenario.
It’s crunch time for Syria at the Arab League and they’ve decided not to turn up to the Moroccan get-together. Hardly a major surprise.
JAMES M. DORSEY: A promising young footballer has emerged as the voice of protest in the Syrian city of Homs. He has become a key target for the regime’s security forces.
JAMES M. DORSEY: ‘Bread and circuses’ are what the Roman emperors offered the people. ‘Bullets and soccer’ are what the Syrian regime appear to be offering today.
NEWS ANALYSIS: The US Ambassador to Syria has made quite a name for himself during his stint in Damascus. But he’s also ruffled many governmental feathers.
RANIA AL MALKY: Is it logical that the ousted Mubarak, responsible for the disintegration of Egypt’s institutions is now living in a five-star hospital suite…