Iran and Russia May Have Won the War in Syria, but the U.S. Can Still Prevent Them from Winning the Peace

March 1 2019

The U.S. and its allies have defeated Islamic State in Syria, and the Damascus-Moscow-Tehran axis has recaptured much of the country from rebel forces. But the Syrian economy has been devastated, and much of the infrastructure has been physically destroyed. Bashar al-Assad’s need for financial assistance in rebuilding gives Washington important leverage, argues Jomana Qaddour:

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More about: Bashar al-Assad, Iran, Russia, Syrian civil war, U.S. Foreign policy

 

Hamas Takes Advantage of Unrest in Jerusalem to Attack Israel

Starting yesterday evening, Hamas and its allies in Gaza fired over 150 rockets into Israel—and not only at towns and cities in the south of the country but also at Jerusalem. These attacks followed days of sporadic rocket and mortar fire, incendiary devices attached to balloons, and other acts of terror, as well as rioting in Jerusalem and elsewhere. Benny Avni comments on the response from abroad:

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More about: Hamas, Israeli Security, Jerusalem, Palestinian terror, US-Israel relations