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MENASource Jan 21, 2022
The Biden administration’s Syria policy sets a path towards disengagement. Here’s why it’s problematic.
By Abdulrahman al-Masri, Reem Salahi
It appears that the Joe Biden administration isn’t only deprioritizing Syria due to a cramped foreign policy agenda, but more clearly pronouncing a lack of strategic interest and an official approach of disengagement.
MENASource Oct 19, 2021
Jordan is pushing for rapprochement with Syria. But is it to reinforce artificial stability in the region?
By Laith Alajlouni
The normalization of ties with Syria is assumed to be a part of a broader regional stabilization plan that Jordan’s King Abdullah advocated for during his recent visit to Washington in July.
MENASource Oct 15, 2021
Are Putin and Erdogan doing territorial swaps in Syria again?
By Ibrahim Hamidi
Talks of another territorial swap are back on the table now, amidst a common Turkish-Russian belief that the US is preparing to disengage from the Middle East, as they did with Afghanistan.
MENASource Oct 6, 2021
Why Israeli gas and Syrian sanctions relief may turn on Lebanon’s lights
By Matthew Zais
Before the United States and World Bank throw a lifeline to either Bashar al-Assad or Lebanon, they should demand concessions that reduce Iranian and Russian influence in the region.
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