Gary C. Gambill is an associate fellow at the Philadelphia-based Middle East Forum.
"The real danger is that the mullahs will put off a breakout attempt in the next decade or so, while creeping out of their obligations."
More guns won't end the conflict, and they won't counter extremists.
Absent a workable plan for saving lives, the United States should stay out of the conflict.
The quickest, least bloody path to a stable, unitary Syria may be for America to stay out. If Uncle Sam goes in, all bets are off.
A de facto Alawite mini-state is next.
Assad as the answer to all our problems in the Middle East? Think again.
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