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Paul GreenbergThe bloody war-by-proxy continues in Syria. It pits the embattled, increasingly desperate but still determined and far from defeated dictatorship of Bashar al-Assad against a disorganized amalgam of rebels, aka the Free Syrian Army. Each has its own array...
A new word defines the debate over Syria in Washington: endgame. Policymakers expect the regime in Damascus to fall soon, and their focus has shifted to what happens then. In a cold-blooded, pragmatic sense, the United States and its allies don't want...
The Hartford CourantThe Syrian opposition took a big step forward this month by forming a broad political coalition that includes local activists who started the revolution. But the opposition's military command is still a mess, and until it's fixed, jihadist extremists will...
The Hartford CourantThree days before his murder, Brig. Gen. Wissam al-Hassan told me in a telephone interview from France that his contacts with the Syrian opposition put him "under a big light for Hezbollah" and made it "complicated for me to move" because he was a...
Paul GreenbergAleppo is burning. You can read about it day after day on the front pages, or on the websites of Syrians trying to organize support for their fight against the latest Assad. Caught between regulars and irregulars, thugs in uniform and out, Aleppo's...
The interventionist liberals of the Obama administration were a doleful bunch last week. It was the 20th anniversary of the siege of Sarajevo, when a Bosnian Serb army battered a city full of civilians with artillery while the United States issued...
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FrameworkNish L. Nalbandian is a freelance photographer based in Denver. He has traveled and photographed extensively around the world, mostly via motorcycle, over the last several years. In 2009, he rode a motorcycle from San Diego to Cairo (via cargo ship and...
FrameworkIn Thursday's Pictures in the News: The Lakers' Kobe Bryant shakes hands with fans while on a goodwill tour in China after the London Summer Olympics; fighting continues between Free Syrian Army and government forces in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo;...
World NowA car bomb struck near a Syrian government ministry on Friday, rocking the Mezze neighborhood in Damascus and sending up a massive black column of smoke. It was the second explosion reported in the Syrian capital on Friday, following a bombing outside a...
World NowCivilians in the Syrian city of Aleppo are enduring a horrific level of violence as rebels and government forces continue to fight for control, Amnesty International said in a report....
FrameworkIn Thursday's Pictures in the News: Free Syrian Army fighters take cover as they exchange fire with regime forces in Syria's northern city of Aleppo. Meanwhile, refugees at the Syrian border with Turkey wait in hopes of entering a refugee camp; mine...
World NowThe leader of a prominent Lebanese political party called Friday for declaring a state of emergency in his country as the Syrian conflict continued to spill over into Lebanon....
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