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  • Catch-2012

    September 5, 2012 | 12:29 pm

    The Syrian army loyal to Bashar Assad recently retook Daraya, a suburb of Damascus. Daraya had been in the hands of the rebels.

    The Syrian armed forces came in with tanks and armored personnel carriers. As troops advanced on foot, the fighters of the rebel Free Syrian Army...

  • Hamas ditches Assad, backs Syrian revolt

    February 24, 2012 | 10:18 am

    Leaders of the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas turned publicly against their long-time ally President Bashar al-Assad of Syria on Friday, endorsing the revolt aimed at overthrowing his dynastic rule.

    The policy shift deprives Assad of one of his few remaining Sunni Muslim...

  • Start planning now for transition in Syria

    February 15, 2012 | 12:25 pm

    Syria is in the midst of a civil war. The common wisdom both from inside and out is that the Assad dynasty is doomed to follow the plight of Ben Ali in Tunisia, Mubarak in Egypt, and Gadhafi in Libya, not to mention Saddam Hussein in Iraq. The questions are how, when and how many...

  • After Gadhafi’s fall in Libya, is Syria’s Assad next?

    August 23, 2011 | 5:12 pm

    He was the Arab world’s most quixotic leader.

    During the Reagan era, he was Public Enemy No. 1 in the United States. Later, after his apparent cooperation in dismantling nonconventional weapons, he became an ally to President George W. Bush’s administration in the war on...

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