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Whither Syria?

Back in June 2005, Joshua Landis’s Syria Comment blog ran a post entitled “Whither Syria?” in which Josh discussed a recent article by Sami Moubayed characterizing President Bashar al-Asad’s liberalization attempts as a kind of Syrian “glasnost”. Moubayed concluded his piece by saying: As the press became more open in the USSR, the Soviets, just … Continue reading

New Metaphors for the Syrian-US Rapprochement

Have you heard? The United States is on… The Road to Damascus. Yes, that road; the road on which Paul – the synagogue-purging firebrand who set out to disabuse any soft-headed Jews of their Jesus-loving ways – saw the light and embraced the new faith. It’s the spiritual road of inner renewal, the road of … Continue reading

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