Analysis: Israeli Attack In Syria Could Trigger Iran Reaction -- Martin Fletcher, NBC News
Israelis understood something was up earlier this week when two of the country’s five Iron Dome anti-missile defense systems were moved north to protect Israel’s third largest town, Haifa. The government said the deployment was routine.
This was followed by a flurry of press reports, all quoting anonymous official sources, warning that Israel would not allow Syria and Hezbollah to cross its so-called "red lines."
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Commentaries, Opinions, And Editorials
Will Syria Bleed Hezbollah Dry? -- Daniel Nisman and Daniel Brode, New York Times
Stopping Syria -- Jerusalem Post editorial
The Flight of Syria's Middle Classes -- Ulrike Putz, Spiegel Online
Why Has Iran Slowed Its Nuclear Program—on Purpose? -- Brian Fung, The Atlantic
The Republic of Port Said: An insurrection along the Suez Canal represents the greatest threat yet to the Muslim Brotherhood's rule in Egypt. -- Evan C. Hill, Foreign Policy
The U.S.-Saudi alliance and the changing dynamics of oil -- Thomas W. Lippman, The Montréal Review
Algeria Doesn't Need Lectures on Terrorism -- Con Coughlin, The Telegraph
Burma’s Kachin War: Renewed Ethnic Strife Threatens Regional Stability -- Hannah Beech, Time
The Asia Pivot, Our Dysfunctional China Policy, Japan and the Upcoming Abe-Obama Summit -- Stephen Harner, Forbes
Why five tiny islands are big matter of principle in China -- Mark Mackinnon, The Globe and Mail
Political climates in Japan and China ratchet up island dispute -- Washington Post editorial
Conflict in Mali: Islamist terrorism in north Africa must be nipped in the bud -- Times of India
How the Santa Maria Fire Could Mark a Turning Point for Brazil -- Tim Padgett, Time
Analysis: For Brazil's president, deadly fire highlights larger cause -- Brian Winter, Reuters