Timidity Causes Syrian Barbarity -- James Van De Velde, Jerusalem Post
There are five likely futures for Syria, and none of them involve Assad, the West has no choice but to involve itself in Syria’s future.
The days of the totalitarian regime of Bashar Assad in Syria are numbered.
The center of gravity of the conflict is the populace’s belief in the illegitimacy of the government and support for the opposition, despite fear of retribution from the Assad regime. The conflict will soon move from political to sectarian, if the Alawite-minority Assad regime does not step down soon. Assad is fighting a losing internal conflict and may turn the conflict into a sectarian bloodbath.
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Commentaries, Opinions, And Editorials
The UN's Syrian challenge -- The Australian
Caught in the Crossfire: If the United States wants to save Lebanon, it should get off the sidelines and help topple Bashar al-Assad's bloody dictatorship. -- Firas Maksad, Foreign Policy
The curse of Lebanon -- Jeremy Bowen, The Guardian
Hamas must re-unite with Fatah -- Gulf News
They got it right: America is their enemy -- Barry Rubin, Jerusalem Post
The real reason behind Benghazigate -- Frank J. Gaffney Jr., The Washington Times
Nato’s plan is working in Afghanistan -- Anders Fogh Rasmussen. The Telegraph
Britain has left the European Union in all but name -- Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, The Telegraph
In Russia, with love? Ukraine president meets Putin as options dwindle. -- Fred Weir, Christian Science Monitor
Analysis: Political Winter Descends on Russia -- James Brooke, Voice of America
The Terrifying Rise of Greece’s Nazi Party. They own the streets; is parliament next? -- Eliza Griswold, The New Republic
Is the Franco-German Axis Kaput? -- Spiegel Online
Drones: A Non-Issue in U.S. Presidential Debate Riles Pakistan -- Krista Mahr, Time