Analysis & Commentary


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

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

Ali Alfoneh

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

Ali Alfoneh, 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...

25th September 2013 - Standpoint

Hamlet Of The White House

Emanuele Ottolenghi

When, on September 10, President Barack Obama finally addressed the US about his Syria policy, he said that President Bashar al-Assad shared the infamy...

20th September 2013 - Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Claudia Rosett

With Russia on his side, Syria’s President Bashar Assad has now agreed to sign on to the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC), which is meant to eliminate...

20th September 2013 - VOA Radio

Encounter

Emanuele Ottolenghi

FDD's Emanuele Ottolenghi tells VOA that by denying it is responsible for launching the chemical weapons attack, the Assad regime is merely "playing for time."

20th September 2013 - Quoted by Adam Kredo, The Washington Free Beacon

Report: Hezbollah Armed with Syria’s Chemical Weapons

Jonathan Schanzer

The terror group Hezbollah has assumed control of at least a portion of Syria’s chemical weapons cache, according to a Syrian military commander, multiple...

19th September 2013 - FDD Policy Brief

Turkey’s Strategy in Syria

Ali Alfoneh

“The Assad regime has not lived up to any of its pledges, it has won time for new massacres and continues to do so,” said Turkish Prime Minister Recep...

17th September 2013 - Quoted by Alana Goodman, Washington Free Beacon

Christians and Syria

Tony Badran

The relationship between Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad and his country’s Christian minority is far more complex than the portrait drawn by Assad...

17th September 2013 - Quoted by Jamie Dettmer, The Daily Beast

Just How Extremist Are the Rebels in Syria?

Jonathan Schanzer

Nearly half of the rebel forces battling to oust Syrian President Bashar al-Assad are jihadist or hardline Islamists, a British defense consultancy has warned...

13th September 2013 - National Review Online

Syria’s Pals at the Chemical Weapons Convention

Claudia Rosett

With Russia on his side, Syria’s President Bashar Assad has now agreed to sign on to the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC), which is meant...

12th September 2013 - NOW

Obama Soft on Syria, Strengthening Iran

Tony Badran

The Obama administration has maintained that its response to the Assad regime’s use of chemical weapons also reflects on the US posture toward Iran.

10th September 2013 - Syndicated

Secure Freedom Radio

FDD's Sebastian Gorka gives insight into a variety of issues in the Middle East, including the ramifications of Russia’s involvement in possible negotiations with the Syrian government.

10th September 2013 - CTV News

News Update

Clifford D. May

FDD's Clifford May discusses Russia's proposal to have Syria hand over its chemical weapons and its role as a protector of the Assad regime.

10th September 2013 - House Committee on Homeland Security

Crisis in Syria: Implications for Homeland Security

Thomas Joscelyn

Chairman McCaul, Ranking Member Thompson and members of the Committee, thank you for inviting me here today to discuss the potential threats to the U.S...

9th September 2013 - CTV News

News Update

Clifford D. May

FDD's Clifford May discusses the impact of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's threat to the US if it strikes Syria.

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