Analysis & Commentary

18th October 2013 - National Review Online

Why Did Saudi Arabia Snub the U.S.?

Benjamin Weinthal

There were some precursors over the last several months to Saudi Arabia’s decision today to decline its seat on the United Nations Security Council. The Saudi...

17th October 2013 - The Long War Journal

Free Syrian Army Continues to Fracture as More Units Defect

Bill Roggio

More than 60 units of the Free Syrian Army that operate in the south recently broke off from the main military and political command,

15th October 2013 - Fox News

Jihadists Flooding Into Northern Syria Put Turkey on Edge

Benjamin Weinthal

The brutal, Al Qaeda-linked group rebels invited into Syria to help topple President Bashir Assad has virtually taken over northern Syria, raising fears that...

14th October 2013 - Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Bill Roggio, Thomas Joscelyn

Green-on-blue attacks in Afghanistan and al Qaeda affiliates in Syria.

14th October 2013 - Forbes

Nobel Peace Charade

Claudia Rosett

Surely the Norwegian Nobel Committee meant well in awarding this year’s Peace Prize to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW).

11th October 2013 - The Long War Journal

Report Highlights al Qaeda Affiliates’ Role in Syrian Atrocities

Thomas Joscelyn

A new report by Human Rights Watch (HRW), "You Can Still See Their Blood," documents "serious abuses committed" by Syrian insurgents

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).

10th October 2013 - NOW

How Will Turkey Adapt?

Tony Badran

Since the White House's recent diplomatic opening to Iran, observers have closely scrutinized the reactions of allies including Israel and Saudi Arabia.

10th October 2013 - The Jerusalem Post

’We Believe in God and We Will Win in the End’

Benjamin Weinthal

Scores of displaced refugees outside the small town of Kilis along the Syria-Turkey border discussed in late September their desire to oust President Bashar...

8th October 2013 - Quoted by İlhan Tanır, BBC Turkey

‘ABD Geleneksel Müttefiklerini es Geçiyor’

Tony Badran

ABD Dışişleri Bakanı John Kerry'nin, kimyasal silahlar anlaşmasına uyduğu için Suriye Cumhurbaşkanı Beşar Esad'ın övgüyü hak ettiğini söylemesi, Washington...

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...

4th October 2013 - Pragati

The Arab World’s Dimmed Revolutionary Fervour

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

In early 2011, when enthusiasm for what we then called the “Arab Spring” was at its height, one of my colleagues spoke to her friend in the region...

4th October 2013 - Foreign Policy

Settle Scores With Those Who Have Killed Americans

John Hannah

Fairly or not, in the eyes of the world President Barack Obama's handling of the Syrian crisis has laid waste to what little remained of his claim to be a...

3rd October 2013 - The Atlantic

Syrian Refugees Face an Increasingly Horrific Situation in Turkey

Benjamin Weinthal

Malek, a 46-year-old Syrian farmer who lives outside the Kilis refugee camp in a litter-infested lot, asked me, “Will our suffering last long?” He, along with...

3rd October 2013 - Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Benjamin Weinthal

The status of Syrian refugees.

2nd October 2013 - The Long War Journal

Al Qaeda’s Affiliates Continue Joint Operations in Syria

Thomas Joscelyn

Although there is no indication that a leadership dispute between the Al Nusrah Front and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has been settled...

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...

30th September 2013 - National Review Online

U.S. Allies and Syrians Deserve Better

Benjamin Weinthal

President Obama’s overtures to the Islamic Republic of Iran – the world’s leading sponsor of terrorism since its inception in 1979 – has created...

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...

29th September 2013 - The Jerusalem Post

Syrian Refugees in Turkish Camps Ask ‘Are We Wild Animals?’

Benjamin Weinthal

Cars, weighted down with vital supplies, make their way in the opposite direction of streams of refugees, who are desperate to escape the Syrian conflict.


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