Articles by Daniel DePetris

The Depths of Malaise in Palestine

The Depths of Malaise in Palestine

February 12, 2013 | Two recent polls find that Palestinians are drifting towards Hamas and are more willing to engage in violent resistance to free themselves of occupation.

Alawites Against Assad

Alawites Against Assad

October 24, 2012 | A new group of opposition Alawites is complicating the increasingly sectarian character of Syria's civil war.

Carnage in the Streets of Iraq

Carnage in the Streets of Iraq

June 22, 2012 | Attacks from Iraq's Sunni militant groups are unlikely to provoke Shia reprisals. But what the violence can do is increase the chances that Iraqis will lose complete faith in their political leaders.

America’s Sanctions Hit Home

America’s Sanctions Hit Home

April 5, 2012 | The vicious prosecution of an Iranian-born U.S. philanthropist drives home the destructive nature of U.S. sanctions on Iran.

Don’t Count Bashar Out

Don’t Count Bashar Out

May 11, 2011 | The protests in Syria are encouraging, but Bashar al-Assad will pull out all the stops before he leaves voluntarily.