21 Dec 2004

Syrian Reform: What Lies Beneath

Read it later It has been almost five years since Bashar al-Assad came to power. At the time, many Western analysts and pundits suggested that the accession of a 34-year-old Western-educated ophthalmologist to the Syrian presidency would usher in a new era of reforms. Rashid Khalidi, then a University of

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21 Oct 2004

Israel Builds for Nobel Prizes, Arabs Build for Suicide Bombers

Read it later The news this week that two Israeli scientists, in addition to an American, won the Nobel Prize in chemistry, should be read with interest in the Arab world. This win says a lot about the state of affairs of the Middle East. While Israel builds its future

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If 20% of Syria's Residents Rose Up, They Would Besiege the Regime
08 Mar 2004

Leader of the Reform Party of Syria: If 20% of Syria’s Residents Rose Up, They Would Besiege the Regime

Read it later Al-Siyassa (Leader of the Reform Party of Syria: If 20% of Syria’s Residents Rose Up, They Would Besiege the Regime) The Kuwaiti daily Al-Siyassa published an interview with Farid Ghadry, leader of the U.S.-based Reform Party of Syria (RPS). The RPS is made up primarily of Syrian citizens living

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02 Dec 2003

Promoting Democracy in Syria: Options for U.S. Policy

Read it later On November 14, 2003, Flynt Leverett and Farid Ghadry addressed The Washington Institute’s Special Policy Forum. Mr. Leverett is a visiting fellow at the Brookings Institution’s Saban Center for Middle East Policy, where he focuses on U.S. policy toward Syria. Previously, he served as senior director for

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