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7th May 2014 - CCTV

News Update

Tony Badran

With Syrian rebels withdrawing from Homs, does this mean Bashar al-Assad is close to claiming victory? FDD's Tony Badran discusses.

17th March 2014 - FDD Policy Brief

The Fall of Yabroud and What’s Next for Syria’s Civil War

Tony Badran

On Sunday, a day after the three-year anniversary of the start of the Syrian uprising, Assad regime forces and Hezbollah units reclaimed most parts of the rebel-held...

7th March 2014 - Quoted by Middle East Online

Syria War May Grind on for Decade

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

The brutal war in Syria could grind on for a decade as Iran and Russia prop up President Bashar al-Assad's regime and jihadist groups flood the battlefield, experts...

7th March 2014 - Quoted by AFP

Syria War May Last 10 More Years: Experts

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

The brutal war in Syria could grind on for a decade as Iran and Russia prop up President Bashar al-Assad's regime and jihadist groups flood the battlefield...

17th February 2014 - The Jerusalem Post

Analysis: Combat Fatigue May Finally Spell the End of Syrian Civil War

Benjamin Weinthal

The Geneva 2 peace talks between the Assad regime and a non-Islamist rebel group collapsed on Saturday. For the losers of President Bashar Assad’s blood...

6th February 2014 - Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Michael Ledeen

The US failure to remove Assad from power or find a peaceful resolution to the civil war in Syria.

4th February 2014 - Quoted by Oren Dorell, USA Today

Syria Holding Onto Chemical Weapons?

Emanuele Ottolenghi

Syria will miss a second deadline to turn over its chemical weapons components for destruction Wednesday amid a British report that Bashar Assad's regime...

31st January 2014 - NOW

Formalizing the Status Quo

Tony Badran

The talks at the Geneva conference for Syria have gone nowhere. This is hardly surprising, as the regime does not even recognize the stated goal of the conference...

23rd January 2014 - Quoted by Benny Avni, Newsweek

Ban’s Syrian Bungle Defriends Iran’s Mullahs

Tony Badran

This week's near-fiasco about who should be invited to the Syrian peace talks in Montreux, Switzerland, that resulted from a private telephone conversation between...

4th January 2014 - NOW

White House Sees a Partner in Assad

Tony Badran

As 2013 drew to a close, the Wall Street Journal published a lengthy and damning chronicle of President Obama’s handling of Syria. And while 2013...

20th December 2013 - National Review Online

Short Shrift for National Security and Foreign Policy

Clifford D. May

President Obama didn’t say much on these critical issues — nor was he asked much. He seems to believe the deal he made with Syrian dictator Bashar Assad...

19th December 2013 - The Blaze

Real News

David Andrew Weinberg

FDD's David Andrew Weinberg provides analysis on the White House's decision not to take military action in Syria to punish Bashar al-Assad for using chemical weapons.

11th December 2013 - Quoted by Lee Smith, The Weekly Standard

Seymour Hersh and Assad’s Nun Spin a Story

Tony Badran

Over the weekend, Seymour Hersh published an article in the London Review of Books claiming that the Obama administration got it wrong regarding the...

4th December 2013 - Quoted by David Kenner, Foreign Policy

Afghan Militants Join Syria’s Civil War, As If It Wasn’t Awful Enough

As Syrian President Bashar al-Assad gained the upper hand over an internal uprising in the past year, he received a major boost from his allies across the...

3rd December 2013 - Quoted by Jamie Dettmer, VOA News

Syrian Rebels Face Pressure on Multiple Fronts

Jonathan Schanzer

Syrian rebels battling to oust President Bashar al-Assad are now facing determined government military offensives on three fronts in the north and west and...

17th October 2013 - Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Reuel Marc Gerecht

Will sanctions work in Iran and can Russia survive without Assad.

11th October 2013 - National Review Online

Did Assad Just Win the Nobel Peace Prize?

Benjamin Weinthal

The Norwegian Nobel Committee awarded the Nobel Peace Prize today to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW).

7th October 2013 - The Wall Street Journal

The Next Breeding Ground for Global Jihad

Reuel Marc Gerecht

When President Obama declared that Syrian dictator Bashar Assad must "step aside" two years ago, many believed that it was only a matter of time before...

30th September 2013 - Quoted by Dexter Filkins, The New Yorker

The Shadow Commander

Reuel Marc Gerecht

Last February, some of Iran’s most influential leaders gathered at the Amir al-Momenin Mosque, in northeast Tehran, inside a gated community reserved...

29th September 2013 - The Jerusalem Post

Syrian Refugees Blame Hezbollah, Syria’s Main Allies for Their Plight

Benjamin Weinthal

Syrian refugees, who have gone to great lengths to escape President Bashar Assad’s bombing campaign, attribute a large part of the violence...


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