Tag Archives: Middle East

Who Are Syria’s Future Leaders?

A dual international strategy for Syria is materializing: military operations against ISIL and diplomatic efforts for a transition in Damascus. However, the general public knows a lot more about the former than the latter. The media focus much more attention … Continue reading

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The Rewards of Real Partnership

Recent coalition air assaults in Syria – a rarity for the Arab world – show us a glimpse of the rewards of our strategic partnerships in the Middle East. The US benefits tangibly from the willingness of Middle East partners … Continue reading

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Litt TV Interview on Iran

On February 20, 2013, UNC-Wilmington TV recorded an interview with me on the subject of Iran. Dr. Remonda Kleinberg, professor of public and international affairs, hosted me on her program The World at Large. The program lasts about 30-minutes and … Continue reading

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The Roles of Russia and Iran in the Syria Crisis

I have argued that US policy in Syria needs tighter lash-up with Syria’s immediate neighbors and our traditional allies, and more effective public diplomacy about what we are doing and why, especially within the Middle East region.  An end to … Continue reading

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