"If the Islamic State’s history is any indication, then one should be concerned about it deepening political polarization and sectarianism in both Lebanon and Jordan..."
Iran's role in Syria is part of a broader campaign to rebuild the broken regional order on its own terms.
Sectarian tensions have made the conflict transnational.
Far from destroying the Tehran-Damascus-Hezbollah-Hamas axis, the Arab Spring may be giving it a place on the world stage.
How this key city became a strategic focal point for Assad, the Syrian rebels and the Turks.
One radical element of the anti-Assad coalition is willing to gain power at any price.
Saturday's meeting in Geneva won't overcome Syria's internal divisions. Meanwhile, the world watches the end of the beginning of a civil war.
Cold War politics are far from over in the Middle East.
Washington's tough talk fell upon deaf ears. Damascus is not afraid of taking on the White House (again).
Damascus for Dummies.
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