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Rami Khouri on Islamic sects in Syria

Islamists and Secular Nationalists in Syria By Rami Khouri Agence Global “The heart and soul of Syrian society for a century predominantly has been neither sectarian nor religious. But in the face of state collapse and widespread insecurity at family … Continue reading

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Rami Khouri on Syria Conflict

Syria Conflict Raises Tough Issues By Rami Khouri Agence Global “Syrian President Bashar Assad’s hardline speech Sunday is likely to trigger a new and decisive final phase of the conflict in the country. It will also promote more vigorous discussion … Continue reading

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Juliette Kayyem on Jordan

The Nimble King By Juliette Kayyem Boston Globe “The Mafraq highway leads away from Jordan’s capital city of Amman to the border. On the other side is Syria. No one visits there anymore; to be at the checkpoint now, as … Continue reading

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Juliette Kayyem on Qatar

Qatar Arms Deals Expose Limits of US By Juliette Kayyem Boston Globe “Qatar is a small country. It is made big, in the sense of influence and importance, because it has a lot of oil and does not think small. … Continue reading

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Rami Khouri on guns and laws

The Allure of Guns and Laws By Rami Khouri Agence Global “Armed revolution, international legality, or home-grown constitutionalism? These three options for national change are simultaneously being used this week in the three Arab countries that arguably have had the … Continue reading

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Charles C. Cogan on Syria

Syria: Would Putin Pull a “Pristina”? By Charles G. Cogan The Huffington Post “It was fitting that France, as the former mandatory power, and whose ambassador to Lebanon, Louis Delamare, was assassinated in a Syrian-sponsored operation in 1981, should take … Continue reading

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Rami Khouri on Syrian Opposition

Four Critical Tests Facing the Syrian Opposition By Rami Khouri Agence Global “The rapid developments in recent days in the world of the Syrian opposition groups fighting to overthrow the regime of President Bashar Assad will be a game-changer if … Continue reading

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