Posts About Syria
Iraq's insecurity now comes largely from ethnic strife and internal power-sharing disagreements - issues that aren't helped by displays of American military power.
The Palestinian and Arab dream is not so far removed from Martin Luther King's.
Why has the U.S. done nothing to help these talks along? That's the biggest mystery here.
PostGlobal has released a special debate, 'Syria and Israel Talk Peace', discussing the ongoing talks, their significance for the region, and whether they're different from other peace attempts in the past.
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Iran will gain ground in the tug-of-war with the United States
The Syria-Iran alliance will persist no matter what happens with Israel, because its roots are far more complicated.
Neither Syria nor Israel is prepared or willing to make the necessary concessions.
Peace isn't likely, but a regional shake-up is.
The middle-men in the talks stand to gain the most from their success
The talks themselves represent a paradigmatic shift in the region.
Israel cannot make peace with Syria without first resolving Palestine.
What does Syria really want from talks with Israel? To be closer to the U.S.
For many years, Syria suffered from major depopulation, when people were forced to leave due to political upheavals.
Young Syrians want leaders who attract investment and jobs, not those who preach revolution.
What Ehud Olmert should – but probably won’t - tell George Bush on Wednesday in the White House.
Young nations—like young people—sometimes do crazy things. The Syrian Republic was 28 years old when the Golan Heights were occupied in 1967. Young, passionate, spirited—and foolish—it dragged itself, and everybody around it, into a imbalanced war with Israel. The rest...
Syria’s capital has few good role models for how to love.
Christmas celebrations in Syria don’t mean westernization – after all, Christmas came from the East.
Given his role in taking Britain into war in Iraq and Afghanistan, it will be a tough job for Tony Blair to play the role of a peacemaker in the Middle East. However, he should lose no time trying to mediate the current factional fighting between Hamas and Fatah. He can't do this himself, and will need to get the Arab states more involved.