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Muqawama Rules

Jerusalem Post, 25/3/11 In southern Syria, the uprising against President Bashar Assad is continuing. On Wednesday, six people, including a doctor from a prominent local family, were killed when the security forces entered the Omari mosque in Daraa. Later in … Continue reading

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Deraa demonstrators breach fear barrier – Assad will seek to rebuild it

Jerusalem Post, 21/3/11 Demonstrations flared all weekend in the southern Syrian city of Deraa. On Friday, four people had died as Syrian security forces sought to quell the protests. On Sunday, participants in mass funerals for the dead called for … Continue reading

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Lebanon and the limits of protest

Jerusalem Post- 16/02/2011 Former Lebanese prime minister Saad Hariri’s declaration this week that his March 14 movement will enter the opposition serves to clarify the situation in Lebanon. The country is today openly under the control of a coalition of … Continue reading

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The Syrian Model for Success

US President Barack Obama’s recent decision to appoint a new ambassador to Damascus is further proof positive of the effectiveness of the strategy pursued by Syria over the last half decade. It also showcases the sense that the current US … Continue reading

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North Korea and the Mid-East ‘Axis of Resistance’

The North Korean artillery attack on a South Korean- controlled island has returned the secretive “Democratic Peoples’ Republic” of North Korea to world headlines. A casual observer might assume that the drama on the Korean peninsula is of little relevance … Continue reading

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The Revolutionary Guardsman that wasn’t…or was he?

The Revolutionary Guardsman that wasn’t… or was he? By JONATHAN SPYER Jerusalem Post, 29/12/2010 Analysis: Capture of a Quds Force operative on Afghan soil would have been highly sensitive for Afghanistan’s government. On December 18, a press release from the … Continue reading

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Hizballah’s Throne of Bayonets

This article appeared in the Jerusalem Post, 24/12/2010

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