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Courting Trouble

Courting Trouble

Since the government forces were forced from much of north and eastern Syria, Islamic courts have emerged to take up the administrative baton of governing and regulating those towns and communities. But a look at how the Ba’athist state governed the country for...
Syria: Is it Time for Military Intervention?

Syria: Is it Time for Military Intervention?

Has the time come for military intervention in Syria? Despite efforts in many capitals to dodge the question, it is moving to the center of the debate over the Syrian tragedy. British Foreign Secretary William Hague says “no option” has been ruled out, code for...
Hezbollah’s Asylum Offer

Hezbollah’s Asylum Offer

With Syria’s accelerating and inevitable collapse, Iran’s growing role becomes more and more prominent as it tries to win on all the fronts and draw attention away from its internal problems. Conflicts within Iran are growing as the date of the...
The Syrian Jihad

The Syrian Jihad

The news that we hear-both sincere and false-regarding the presence of “jihadists” among the Syrian revolutionaries rising up against the Bashar al-Assad regime is deliberate and characterized by an intent to distort reality. Such news most often features the...