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Even as the Assad regime pursues Syria’s descent into a sectarian wasteland, its cruelty cannot obscure a discernible shift in the violent stalemate between the regime and the revolution that has endured for the past year. In recent months,...
One week after the first UN monitors arrived in Syria to oversee implementation of the peace plan negotiated by UN Special Envoy Kofi Annan, conditions on the ground have already made it irrelevant. What remains to be seen is how long it will take...
How durable, and how deep, is the Arab League consensus regarding Syria? And what will happen if it begins to crack? In recent months, the Arab League has unexpectedly become a serious player in efforts to manage the Syrian uprising. Breaking with...
Earlier this year, on 19 May, following months of intense behind-the-scenes debate about how the United States should respond to the mass protest movements spreading across the Arab world, President Barack Obama gave a major speech in which he...