Al-Akhbar has published an article of mine about the Assad regime’s relations with the West and its foreign policy objectives, as revealed by the original WikiLeaks cache of US diplomatic cables.
Needless to say, this article is a response of sorts to Amal Saad-Ghorayeb’s multi-part series which argues that Arab intellectuals should support Assad because of his anti-imperialist credentials. You can read her pieces here. (Of special interest are “Syrian Crisis: Three’s a Crowd,” and parts one and two of her essay on Assad’s foreign policy.)
Read the whole piece at Al-Akhbar, then feel free to come back and comment.