Written by EuropeNews
Today, July 20th 2011, marks the 37th anniversary of the Turkish invasion of Cyprus. While such acts by the invading countries are generally held to be illegal (and rightly so), Turkey has gotten away with the invasion and the ensuing occupation with remarkably few consequences. This is ...
Written by N. Mozes - Memri.org
On June 27, approximately 200 Syrian intellectuals and independent oppositionists convened at the Samiramis Hotel in central Damascus to discuss the crisis in the country. They called to transform the Syrian regime, but not to topple it. It seems that their stance represents, on the one ...
Written by Reva Bhalla
Something extraordinary, albeit not unexpected, is happening in the Persian Gulf region. The United States, lacking a coherent strategy to deal with Iran and too distracted to develop one, is struggling to navigate Iraq’s fractious political landscapein search of a deal that would allow Washington ...
Written by Jonathan Spyer
This week, beleaguered Syrian dictator Bashar Assad gave a speech in which he referred to protesters as “vandals” and re-issued a tired promise of reforms. The speech did nothing to lessen the anger of his opponents, and the uprising against the regime is continuing apace.
Written by Right Side News
PDMI Letter to Mayor Jimmy DelshadMayor Jimmy Delshad
Dear Mayor Delshad,
I'm writing to you on behalf of all Iranians who are desirous of secular democracy for Iran and are of the firm conviction that the current regime in Iran cannot be reformed and ...
Written by George Friedman
The war in Libya has been under way for months, without any indication of when it might end. Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi’s faction has been stronger and more cohesive than imagined and his enemies weaker and more divided. This is not unusual. There is frequently a perception that dictators are ...
Written by The Meir Amit Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center
News update on the Iranian Regime and President Ahmadinejad
Written by Lauren Goodrich
Russia has entered election season, with parliamentary elections in December and presidential elections in March 2012. Typically, this is not an issue of concern, as most Russian elections have been designed to usher a chosen candidate and political party into office since 2000. Interesting shifts ...
Written by Benedetta Berti
Following Lebanon's 2005 "Cedar Revolution," which culminated in Syria's withdrawal from Lebanon, many commentators referred to the small Middle Eastern country to Syria's west as a model of successful democratization. The hope was that Lebanon's experience would be emulated by other countries in ...