Russia has made it clear that it is in Syria for good, whereas America looks ready to race for the exits.
They want the right to work freely in Lebanon, but Beirut and Ramallah don’t want them to have it.
No agreement is better than a bad deal that boosts Moscow’s prestige at the expense of regional security.
Keeping Iran off of the commanding heights.
Economic measures might not be enough.
Beijing is set to be the winner of the Syrian civil war.
If it doesn’t, both sides will turn to Moscow and Tehran.
Don’t count on Russian mediation.
It never secured for its population either freedom or prosperity.
Peace remains a distant hope.
And why some Syrian Christians support Assad.
Syria needs money its allies don’t have.
Not a humanitarian endeavor.
The original nakba had nothing to do with the Zionists.