Added on 22/04/2013
Al Qaeda , Al-Assad family , Asia , Assad family , Bashar al-Assad , Chechnya , Damascus , Hafez Al Assad , Middle East , Obama , Politics , President , Russia , Shabeeha , Syria , Syrian uprising , United States , Vladimir Putin , War/Conflict
JUAN COLE: It’s clear that reverberations from the Boston bombings will spread to Chechnya and beyond. How will it impact the U.S view of Syria?
Added on 14/07/2012
Bashar al-Assad , China , Damascus , Dubai , Governor , Hafez Al Assad , Iraq , Russia , Syria , Syrian army , Syrian government , Turkey
JUAN COLE: Things are looking grimmer by the day for the regime of Bashar al Assad. Here are a few indicators of major trouble.
Added on 02/06/2012
Al Houla , Arab League , Army , Bashar al-Assad , Hafez Al Assad , Homs , Qatar , Russia , Saudi Arabia , Syria , Syrian Muslim Brotherhood , Syrian National Council , United Nations , Vladimir Putin
FRANCIS MATTHEW: If the opposition wants to win over the army or security forces, it must distinguish between supporters of Al Assad’s regime, and Alawites in general.
Added on 12/02/2012
Aleppo , Arab League , Army , Assad , Bashar al-Assad , China , Energy , Free Syrian Army , Golan Heights , Hafez Al Assad , Hama , Hizballah , Iran , Jordan , Lebanon , Libya , Mediterranean Sea , Oil , President , Qatar , Quds Force , Russia , Saudi Arabia , Syria , Syrian army , Tehran , Turkey , United Nations , United Nations Security Council
DAVID ROBERTS: Working out exactly what must be done is fiendishly difficult; anyone who says they have a solution is grossly underestimating the complexities.
Added on 02/01/2012
Michael J. Totten
Assad , Bashar al-Assad , Damascus , Democracy , Dwight Eisenhower , Hafez Al Assad , Hama , Idlib , Israel , Syria
MICHAEL J. TOTTEN: Cool calculation lies behind Syria’s targetting of protesters. Too many dead and calls for foreign intervention grow.
Added on 13/11/2011
James M. Dorsey
Arab League , Bashar al-Assad , Elias Khoury , Hafez Al Assad , London , Mosab Balhous , national soccer goalkeeper , Soccer , Syria , UN Security Council , United Nations , YouTube
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.
Added on 05/08/2011
Army , Benjamin Netanyahu , CNN , Damascus , David Wurmser , France , Golan Heights , Hafez Al Assad , Hama , Hizballah , Iraq , Israel , Israeli army , Israeli government , Lebanon , Libya , President , Richard Perle , Sudan , Syria , Syrian army , Syrian Golan Heights , United States
RAMZY BAROUD: There is no simple linear reading of the events that have overwhelmed Syria in recent months. The country is deeply embroiled in so many vital, strategic regional issues.
Added on 16/07/2011
James M. Dorsey
Arab League , Barack Obama , Bashar al-Assad , Damascus , East Africa , Egypt , Europe , Hafez Al Assad , Hillary Rodham Clinton , Hizballah , Impotence , Iran , Lebanon , Middle East , North Africa , Obama administration , Oil , President , Prime Minister , Rafik Hariri , Saudi Arabia , Secretary of State , Syria , Tunisia , United States
JAMES M. DORSEY: The AL’s newly appointed secretary general, denounced the Obama administration for declaring the Syrian leader had lost legitimacy.
Added on 17/05/2011
Afghanistan , Bashar al-Assad , Damascus , Egypt , Hafez Al Assad , Hamas , Iraq , Islamist government , Israel , Manitoba , Middle East , Mubarak , Muslim Brotherhood , Osama Bin Laden , Pakistan , President , Prime Minister , Syria , Turkey , Yugoslavia
OMAR AL-ISSAWI: The radical jihadist agenda seems to have been rejected and it’s clear whose star is rising throughout the Middle East…
Added on 27/04/2011
James M. Dorsey
Bashar al-Assad , Central Intelligence Agency , Damascus , Department of State , Europe , European Union , Hafez Al Assad , Hama , Hamas , Leon Panetta , Libya , Maher al-Assad , Muslim Brotherhood , Obama , Obama administration , Oil , President , Prime Minister , Rami Makhlouf , Security Council , Syria , Syrian army , Syrian government , travel bans , Turkey , United Nations , United Nations Security Council , United States , US Treasury
JAMES M. DORSEY: The Obama administration has been working hard behind the scenes to enlist the EU and Turkey in efforts to isolate Syria.
Added on 31/03/2011
Syria News Wire
Bashar al-Assad , Ben Ali , Colonel , Damascus , David Lesch , Democracy , Hafez Al Assad , Iraq , Israel , Josh Landis , Libya , Muammar el-Qaddafi , Mubarak , Obama administration , Patrick Seale , President , Security services , Syria
NEWS FROM SYRIA: Expectation was high in advance of the speech delivered by President Assad yesterday. By the time he had finished speaking I was left with a sense of confusion, anger, depression but most of all disappointment.
Added on 31/03/2011
Ali Abdullah Saleh , Aref Dalila , Beirut , Ben Ali , Damascus , Egypt , Food and Drink , Hafez Al Assad , Healthcare , Hillary Clinton , Iraq , Kuwait , Libya , London , Middle East , Mubarak , Muslim Brotherhood , Poet , President , Secretary of State , Syria , Syrian government , United States , Yemen
OMAR AL-ISSAWI: It’s a ‘plot’, ‘foreign elements’ are at work, the word ‘conspiracy’ is never far from the lips of Syria’s official spokespeople. We’ve heard it all before – from Ben Ali, Mubarak, Gaddafi and Ali Abdullah Saleh.
Added on 29/03/2011
Mishaal Al Gergawi
AED , Bahrain , Bashar al-Assad , Ba’ath Party , Corruption , Damascus , Egypt , Europe , Gulf News , Hafez Al Assad , Hamas , Hizballah , Homs , Hosni Mubarak , Iran , Iraq , Israel , Lebanon , Libya , Middle East , Mishaal Al Gergawi , Morocco , Paranoia , President , Salah Al Bitar , Saudi Arabia , Syria , Syrian government , Turkey , United States , Yemen
MISHAAL AL GERGAWI: Should a new Syrian government have a more hedged policy towards Iran, Turkey, GCC, US and Europe, Iran would be dealt a blow.
Added on 26/03/2011
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OMAR AL-ISSAWI: He has support among sections of society in Syria but Assad needs to show resolute leadership if he is to avoid his country spinning into turmoil.
Added on 17/03/2011
activist and journalist , Army , Bahrain , Bashar al-Assad , Damascus , Egypt , Foreign media , Hafez Al Assad , Israel , Libya , Ministry of Interior , Mobile Phones , Qaddafi , Syria , Tunisia , Twitter , Yemen
ZEINOBIA: Writer Belal Fadl was right when he said yesterday that no one can appreciate how brave those who participated in the protests are, save those who know Syria.