Writing for the Institute for National Security Studies, Benedetta Berti and Cameron S. Brown argue that restoring calm to Syria will require far more than simply removing Bashar Assad.
[F]or a political resolution of the crisis to succeed in preventing a humanitarian disaster, it will be difficult to avoid substantial third party involvement. NATO may be capable of using airpower alone to remove Assad from power, but the depth of support for the present regime is far greater than the base that sustained Qaddafi. As a result, airpower alone cannot end the bloodshed in the long term.
Egypt’s Demographic and Environmental Time Bombs
Egypt’s new rulers must take immediate steps to repair its economy before it’s too late, writes Geoffrey Kemp in the National Interest.
[W]hoever emerges as the de facto leader of Egypt will be faced with the awkward reality of more fundamental indicators—Egypt’s demography, geography, economy and environment. These pose predicaments that threaten to overwhelm the country.
Jerusalem Post: PM: All Israelis must serve, change will be historic
New York Times: Arab Spring Highlights International Court Flaws
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