Regions / Syria
The United States chose an inopportune time to lift restrictions on Russia and normalize trade relations.
War semantics are not just semantics.
The Arab Awakening has made short work of Hamas' longstanding alliance with Bashar al-Assad.
To begin with, the United States should drop the demand for regime change in Syria.
The locals in one Turkish border province take a dim view of the anti-Assad fighters making their home there.
A new group of opposition Alawites is complicating the increasingly sectarian character of Syria's civil war.
Although Hezbollah has been a strong ally of Bashar al-Assad, there are signs the Lebanese group is preparing for a future without him.
Calls for U.S. intervention in Syria can be traced back to PNAC.
Once loosed, the dogs of war range where they will.
As Syrian society slowly disintegrates, non-aligned states from the developing world may show the way forward to a diplomatic resolution.