Category Archives: Syria

Mar 12 2012

Russia’s policy on the Syria crisis: sources and implications

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by Ekaterina Stepanova It may be hard to believe it now, but just a year ago Russia found itself enjoying a rather positive and balanced standing in the Middle East. This image could be traced despite, or thanks to, Russia’s … Continue reading

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Apr 6 2011

Reflections on Violence and Nonviolence in the Arab Uprisings

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By Guy Burton Following the overthrow of the Tunisian and Egyptian presidents in the last two months, the Arab uprisings appear to have stalled. Across the Middle East, the region’s leaders appear to have absorbed the lessons of Tunis and … Continue reading

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Apr 2 2010

Lebanon and Syria: What are the prospects for improved relations?

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By Hannes Baumann One cliché loved by Western journalists writing about Syria is the “road to Damascus.” A particularly astonishing conversion occurred on the Beirut-Damascus highway on 31 March, when Lebanese-Druze leader Walid Jumblat travelled to the Syrian capital to … Continue reading

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