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The Syria-Iran Alliance

February 28, 2009

In recent years, a number of erroneous notions have been re-injected into the policy discourse on the thirty-year old alliance between Syria and Iran. Statements such as “prying Syria away from Iran,” or “flipping Syria,” or “ending Syria’s marriage of convenience with Iran” have quickly become stock phrases in policy circles, both in the U.S. […]

How To Handle Syria

August 31, 2008

Former National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski took a hard line on Russia’s recent military incursion into Georgia, advising: “Not only the West, but the rest of the international community, must make it clear that this kind of behavior will result in ostracism and economic and financial penalties. Ultimately, if Russia continues on this course, it […]