04 Nov 2005

An exclusive WSN interview

An exclusive WSN interview with Farid Ghadry, the current president of the Reform Party of Syria, a US-based Syrian opposition party. WSN – When President Bush announced the “Axis of Evil,” Syria was not on the list. However, many in Washington DC know that Damascus hosts and supports several Palestinian

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30 Oct 2005

After Mehlis

The report by United Nations investigator Detlev Mehlis on the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri brought shivers down the spine of Bashar Assad, who for the first time in his young regime is facing justice in a land that has never known it. Never in our Syrian

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20 Sep 2005

Learning from Walesa

A disturbing trend has emerged recently on the part of a number of analysts, policymakers, and pundits: They are condemning the nascent democratic opposition in Syria to a premature stillbirth. These observers argue that revolutionary anti-Baath organizations like the Reform Party of Syria could not possibly command the popularity and

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22 Mar 2005

Confronting Syria

Host: Meeting in Brussels, Belgium, President George W. Bush and French President Jacques Chirac issued a joint statement calling on Syria to remove its fourteen thousand troops from Lebanon. In the wake of the assassination of former Lebanese prime minister Rafik Hariri, the pressure on Syria is growing. Tens of

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09 Mar 2005

Is Bush Bringing Democracy to the Middle East? A Debate on U.S. Foreign Policy in Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Egypt and More

We host a debate on the question: Is Bush bringing democracy to the Middle East? We are joined by Steven Cook of the Council on Foreign Relations, Rahul Mahajan, an independent journalist and author and Farid Ghadry, the co-founder and current president of the Reform Party of Syria, a U.S.-based

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A Loosening Grip
02 Mar 2005

A Loosening Grip

Since the murder of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafic Hariri about two weeks ago, we’ve seen the rumblings of what some are calling a “Cedar Revolution” in Lebanon, as, most recently, the Baathist government there has resigned. Farid Ghadry is no stranger to Lebanon, where his family emigrated to when

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