Franck Salameh

Franck Salameh is an assistant professor of Near Eastern Studies, Arabic and Hebrew at Boston College and the author of Language Memory and Identity in the Middle East: The Case for Lebanon (Lexington Books, 2010).


Commentary

It's more than just a civil war. Why is Assad doing it?

The prime minister's resignation doesn't mean Beirut is about to fall into Syrian chaos.

Syrian identity was an alien idea until the twentieth century.

Syria will never be a unitary entity. The Alawites would sooner retreat to the highlands than give up their hold on the country.

Saving Syria necessitates overhauling the entire Middle East. A new political map is in order.

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April 20, 2014