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The Struggle for Syria

August 8, 2017
The Trump administration’s halt to a CIA program arming anti-Assad militants makes the Syrian battlefield less complicated, but only the cooperation of outside powers can end the war, says veteran reporter Charles Glass

The Israel Factor in the Syrian Ceasefire

September 12, 2016

Col. Lawrence Wilkerson says there is a temporary convergence of various powers to have a ceasefire, but the Israeli leadership thinks that an endless war serves its interests

Is the Russian Withdrawal a Message to Assad?

March 17, 2016

The Independent’s Patrick Cockburn says you can’t have negotiations to end the war when the largest armed opposition groups, al-Nusra Front and the Islamic State, are absent

Gaddafi and Libya

March 20, 2014
Vijay Prashad: Libyan politics characterized by instability and the lack of commitment to bolster civil society and protect minority rights

Micromanaging the Syrian Revolution

December 14, 2012
Vijay Prashad: US recognizes Syrian National Coalition as Russia says Assad may have to step down