Syria: We Can Learn a Lot From the “Small Stuff”

Reading Time: 6 minutes Really interesting material on Syria flies by, largely unnoticed and unremarked upon. Here’s a grab bag of potentially consequential items from the past couple of months.

How War Reporting in Syria Makes a Larger Conflict Inevitable

Reading Time: 5 minutes Heart-rending accounts of Syrians suffering at the hands of their government make powerful storytelling. But they hide the big-picture: a trumped-up opportunity for the West and its Arab allies to remove yet another “inconvenient” regime.

Is Israel Really Iran’s Main Adversary? The West Doth Protest Too Much

Reading Time: 9 minutes We’re being told that Israel is itching to take out the Iranian regime. But there are other players behind the scenes. And their warnings to Israel not to launch an attack on Tehran sound hollow.