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Geneva’s Missing Piece

Geneva’s Missing Piece

The absence of Iran at the talks in Geneva allows Assad to continue to try to define Syria’s political transition on his own terms. In countless interviews with people close to or previously associated with Assad and his inner circle, the only substantial external...
Opinion: The Pitfalls of US Disengagement

Opinion: The Pitfalls of US Disengagement

A quarter of the way through his final term in office, President Obama’s foreign policy towards the Middle East lies in strategic disarray. While the Arab uprisings shook America’s conception of the region and challenged Washington’s interests, a substantive strategy...
A Dark Winter Ahead

A Dark Winter Ahead

For those of us who viewed the Arab Awakenings more as the Arab world’s 1848 than its 1989—if we can indeed draw parallels between the Middle East and Europe’s various revolutionary upheavals—this recent (and probably final) act of the Arab Spring is not so...