Tag Archives: Syria

War across the borders – one sectarian war in Iraq, Syria and Lebanon

 A version of this article appeared in the February 2014 issue of Tower magazine: A single sectarian war is currently under way across the Middle East.  This war has a number of fronts, some more intense and active than others.  … Continue reading

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Defending ‘Rojava’

Jerusalem Post, 8/11: Kurds Consolidate borders of enclave with victories over al-Qaida in northern Syria The situation in Syria may appear after two and a half years to have turned into a static and bewildering slaughter. Neither victory nor defeat … Continue reading

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Assad’s North Korean Connection

Jerusalem Post, 1/11. Reports have emerged this week indicating the presence of North Korean military personnel in Syria. They note that 15 North Korean helicopter pilots are operating on behalf of the Assad regime within the country. The reports have … Continue reading

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Chemical Weapons Mission in Syria Unlikely to Succeed

PJmedia, 16/10 The first reports emerging from the effort to relieve the Assad regime of its chemical weapons capacity suggest that the regime is cooperating with the inspectors from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW). The latter … Continue reading

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Kurdish Independence Now

The civil war in Syria and the increasing fragility of Iraq have thrown the long-term future of these states into question. For years, they were ruled by brutal regimes that held power in the name of Arab nationalism; as a … Continue reading

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The Fragmented Forces Behind Assad

Jerusalem Post, 27/9 The conflict in Syria tends to be seen as one between a disparate, fragmented rebellion and a centralized dictatorial regime. That characterization of the rebellion is correct. The view of the Assad regime as a centralized, monolithic … Continue reading

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Interview on areas of Control in Syria

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Are non Al Qaeda Syrian Rebels ‘Moderate’?

For elected representatives and the public to have the necessary discussion regarding action in Syria, it is crucial that a clear picture of the realities on the ground in Syria be presented. Regarding the Assad regime and its apologists, nothing … Continue reading

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Chemical Assad

The place of WMD in the dictator’s war strategy, Jerusalem Post, 30/8. As US and western forces prepare for what looks like imminent action in Syria, the debate over the chemical strike in Damascus continues. Why, opponents of intervention argue, … Continue reading

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Israel’s Summer is not quite over

Tablet, 29/8 The late summer quiet in Israel is no longer reassuring. The apparently imminent US attack on Syria has people on edge. There is a late rush to renew gas masks. The comments by a junior Syrian minister threatening … Continue reading

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