Thursday, June 13, 2013

Commentaries, Opinions, And Editorials -- June 13, 2013


Is Iran Winning In Syria? -- Dan Murphy, Christian Science Monitor

An Iran-backed victory for the Syrian regime may give Iran more regional influence, but it could lose its claim to being a leader of resistance.

Max Fisher suggests that Iran is "winning" in Syria. Is he right?

Hezbollah and Iran have been helping Assad’s forces to regain the momentum in the war, making it look more likely that he could ultimately prevail over the rebels. If and when the war ends, it’s increasingly plausible that Iran will emerge as the big winner, able to project even more influence in a weakened Syria and into Lebanon, where Hezbollah is based. “If Iran wins this conflict and the Syrian regime survives, Iran’s interventionist policy will become wider and its credibility will be enhanced,” an analyst at the Dubai-based Gulf Research Council told Sly.

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Commentaries, Opinions, And Editorials

Iran's new Syrian territory: It's time for the US to counter Iran’s influence -- Hanin Ghaddar, NOW

The Syria Strategy Vacuum -- Marc Lynch, Foreign Policy

A Syria Policy Clear as Mud -- Rick Richman, Commentary

Iran presidential candidates 'cry for overhaul of foreign policy' -- Alex Vatanka, Special to CNN

Why Erdogan doesn’t get it -- Ben Judah, Reuters

Taksim Square protests: not a Turkish spring, but the new Young Turks -- Betty Caplan, The Guardian

Lessons of a Greek Tragedy -- Barry Eichengreen, Project Syndicate

The looming U.S.-China rivalry over Latin America -- Gary Regenstreif, Reuters

Can U.S.-Chinese Relations Be Saved? -- Michael Auslin, National Interest

Insight: The big money bails on Argentina - again -- Brian Winter, Reuters

End of Cheap Money: Can the World Handle Higher Interest Rates? -- Martin Hesse, Anne Seith and Wieland Wagner, Spiegel Online

NSA surveillance 101: What US intelligence agencies are doing, what they know -- Mark Clayton, Christian Science Monitor

1 comment:

Cold Drake said...

In this particular war, Iran and Russia winning doesn't mean the US is losing. They just announced that the US will be arming the rebels. For the third time in a decade (four if you count Egypt) America will push out a secular Arab ruler in favor of extremists. Our leaders never learn, they are truly horrible.