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Syria

Assad’s Hollow Crown: A Journey through Regime-Held Syria by Jonathan Spyer, The Jerusalem Report, May 9, 2017

Can Israel Force Iran out of Syria? by David M. Weinberg, The Jerusalem Post, September 21, 2018

When Palestinian Blood Isn’t Equal by Dr. Edy Cohen, The Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies, BESA Center Perspectives Paper No. 930, August 24, 2018

Palestinian blood in the West Bank and Gaza appears to be worth far more than the blood of Palestinians elsewhere in the world. This is because Palestinians who are killed by IDF fire serve as a bulwark against Israel, whether by the Arab states or by the Western world.

Is Southern Syria Heading For ‘Lebanonization’? by Jonathan Spyer, The Jerusalem Post, July 12, 2018

Syria’s Law Number 10 land grab could see millions lose homes as Government looks to redevelop amid conflict by Matt Brown, ABC News (Australia), May 2, 2018

The Russian View on Israel and Syria by Michael J. Koplow, Israel Policy Forum, Koplow Column, April 26, 2018

Israel in Uncharted Syrian Waters by Michael J. Koplow, Israel Policy Forum, Koplow Column, April 12, 2018

The Case for Bombing Assad by Michael Totten, World Affairs Journal, April 12, 2018

How Putin’s Folly Could Lead to a Middle East War by Jonathan Schanzer, Politico, April 9, 2018

No Breaks for Israel by Shoshana Bryen, American Thinker, January 31, 2018

Israel Prepares for War in Syria against Iran by Jonathan Spyer, Foreign Policy, September 28, 2017

No, Assad’s Survival Isn’t a Good Thing by Efraim Inbar, Israel Hayom, June 7, 2017

Russia Risks a Showdown With Israel over Hezbollah in Syria by Jonathan Schanzer, Newsweek, April 29, 2017

Israel’s Approach to Syria After the Airstrikes by Ilan Goldenberg, Israel Policy Forum, Matzav Blog, April 21, 2017

Russia and Iran in Syria – Israel’s Dilemmas by Col. (Ret.) Dr. Eran Lerman, AJC, April 8, 2017

[Hebrew] ללכת על הירח: לנוכח שלוש המדינות הסוריות שעל גבולנו by Guy Bechor, Gplanet, March 22, 2017

Syria’s Interlocking Conflicts by Jonathan Spyer, The Jerusalem Post, November 11, 2016

Syria’s New Map and New Actors: Challenges and Opportunities for Israel by Udi Dekel, Nir Boms, and Ofir Winter, Institute for National Security Studies, INSS Memorandum No. 156, August 2016

Following four decades of relative stability, Syria has become an arena marked by internal, regional, and international conflict. The weakening of the central government in Damascus, along with the transformation of Syria into a battlefield featuring many actors with different and often conflicting interests, poses new challenges for Israel. In the uncertain reality marked by the multiplicity of hostile actors, there are also opportunities for Israel to strengthen and possibly forge ties with pragmatic Sunni opposition and minority groups with whom it shares specific interests.

Israel’s Virtual Security Zone in Syria by Jonathan Spyer, The Jerusalem Post, August 12, 2016

How Israel-Hatred Helped Ruin Syria by Evelyn Gordon, Commentary, July 15, 2016

Reversing Israel on the Golan Heights by Shoshana Bryen, American Thinker, May 5, 2016

The Syrian Civil War: An Interim Balance Sheet by Efraim Inbar, The Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies, BESA Center Perspectives, April 6, 2016

The Civil War in Syria: A View from Israel by Asher Susser, Lawfare Blog, March 17, 2016

Russia Leaves Syria: Not Every War is a Quagmire by Shoshana Bryen, American Thinker, March 17, 2016

Will the Syrian Ceasefire Last? by Jonathan Spyer, The Jerusalem Post, March 13, 2016

How Israel Navigated through the Hurricane of the Syrian Civil War by Jonathan Spyer, The Tower, March 8, 2016

Why the Arabs Don’t Want Us in Syria by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., Politico, February 22, 2016

They don’t hate ‘our freedoms.’ They hate that we’ve betrayed our ideals in their own countries—for oil.

Syrian Refugee’s Website Thanks Israel for Aid, The Tower, February 21, 2016

The Syrian Cauldron Boils Over by Jonathan Spyer, The Jerusalem Post, February 19, 2016

Iran Is Part of the Problem in Syria, Not Part of the Solution by Lt.-Col. (ret.) Michael (Mickey) Segall, Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, Jerusalem Issue Brief Vol. 15, No. 36, November 24, 2015

The Disintegration of Syria and Its Impact on Israel by Brig.-Gen. (res.) Yossi Kuperwasser, Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, Jerusalem Issue Brief Vol. 15, No. 28, September 1, 2015

The Druze Fight for Israel: Should They Now Fight Alone? by Ofir Haivry and Yoram Hazony, Tablet, July 7, 2015

The creation of a well-armed, autonomous, and perhaps ultimately independent Druze region in southern Syria may be the West’s best chance at stemming the spread of radical Islamism

Israeli Security Policy in Syria by Brig.-Gen. (res.) Yossi Kuperwasser, Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, Jerusalem Issue Brief Vol. 15, No. 13, April 28, 2015

Syria: The Gutting of a Nation (The Washington Post)

Four Rival Factions Pick Over Syria’s Bones by Jonathan Spyer, PJ Media, March 5, 2015

Islamic State Defeat in Kobani Will Be Hard to Replicate by Jonathan Spyer, The Jerusalem Post, January 29, 2015

How Syria policy stalled under the ‘analyst in chief’ by David Rohde and Warren Strobel, Reuters, October 9, 2014

Video: Jon Stewart interviews Hadi al-Bahra (15’46”) President of the Syrian National Coalition, The Daily Show, October 1, 2014

Israeli security chiefs modify assessment on Syrian war by Ben Caspit, Al-Monitor Israel Pulse, February 11, 2014

UNRWA campaign suppresses Yarmouk victims’ Palestinian identity, UN Watch, January 27, 2014

The Syrian peace process: An exercise in futility by Jonathan Spyer, The Jerusalem Post, January 24, 2014

Syria & Egypt Supporters

Syria & Egypt Supporters

The Syrian Constellation before the Geneva 2 Peace Talks by Pinhas Inbari, Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, Jerusalem Issue Brief Vol. 14, No. 2, January 22, 2014

US plays Monopoly, Russia plays chess by David P. Goldman, Asia Times, September 16, 2013

9 questions about Syria you were too embarrassed to ask by Max Fisher, Washington Post, August 29, 2013

Syria’s Metastasizing Conflicts, International Crisis Group, Middle East Report No. 143, June 27, 2013

The Price of Loyalty in Syria by Robert F. Worth, New York Times, June 19, 2013

Syria and Egypt can’t be fixed by David P. Goldman, Asia Times, June 17, 2013

The Truth about Syria by Barry RubinSyria: The New Problem from Hell by Aaron David Miller, Foreign Policy, June 11, 2013

Lessons from Syria for Iran by Dr. Michael Makovsky and Blaise Misztal, The Weekly Standard, June 6, 2013

Syria’s madness and ours by David P. Goldman, Asia Times, May 20, 2013

“The Devil We Know” Revisited: Israeli Thinking on the Future of the Assad Regime by Itamar Rabinovich, The Institute for National Security Studies, INSS Insight No. 427, May 19, 2013

The Lesser of Syria’s Evils by Jonathan Spyer, Tablet Magazine, May 14, 2013

Top Israeli military and intelligence analysts are divided over which side to back in Syria’s civil war

Mistaking Cause and Effect in Syria by Shoshana Bryen, American Thinker, May 10, 2013

Iran’s Plans to Take Over Syria by Brig.-Gen. (ret.) Dr. Shimon Shapira, Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, Jerusalem Issue Brief Vol. 13, No. 10, May 5, 2013

Stalemate in the Syrian Civil War by Col. (ret.) Dr. Jacques Neriah, Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, Jerusalem Issue Brief Vol. 13, No. 8, April 14, 2013 (See also The Case for Assad by Daniel Pipes, Washington Times, April 10, 2013, and What do We Want Done in Syria? by Shoshana Bryen, American Thinker, April 8, 2013)

Anti-Islamism in an Islamic Civil War by Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi, American Spectator, January 24, 2013

Syria: should the West be more proactive? by Julie Lenarz, The Institute for Middle Eastern Democracy, January 11, 2013

The “Day After” Scenario in Syria by Lt. Col. (ret.) Jonathan D. Halevi, Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, December 18, 2012

The Axis of Evil in Action: Iranian Support for Syria by Ephraim Kam, The Institute for National Security Studies, INSS Insight No. 372, October 10, 2012 [pdf]

Intervention Won’t Save Syria by Gary C. Gambill, The National Interest, September 27, 2012

Syria Reveals Arab Leaders’ Hypocrisy by Evelyn Gordon, Commentary, August 17, 2012

Ending the ‘unacceptable’ and ‘unspeakable’ in Syria by Irwin Cotler, Times of Israel, June 19, 2012

How Washington Lost Syria by Gary C. Gambill, Foreign Policy Research Institute, May 23, 2012

[Hebrew] לשבור את הזכוכית: הגולן, הפרק השני, הוא אינו שייך כלל לסוריה by Guy Bechor, Gplanet, February 19, 2012

Laying the Groundwork: Syria After Assad, Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs, JINSA Report #1129, February 3, 2012

Syria’s outcome has high stakes for the entire Mideast by Jackson Diehl, Washington Post, February 2, 2012

Wrong Assumptions on Syria by Matthew RJ Brodsky, American Spectator, February 1, 2012

Time to sanction Syria: Assad needs to feel the heat from the United States and its allies by Matthew Brodsky, New York Daily News, November 11, 2011

The Syrian Uprising: Implications for Israel by Eyal Zisser, Jerusalem Issue Briefs Vol. 11, No. 15, September 15, 2011

Syria – World Almanac of Islamism by Matthew RJ Brodsky, The American Foreign Policy Council’s World Almanac of Islamism, Jewish Policy Center, June 21, 2011

Naksa – Palestinians Killed by the Syrian Government, JINSA Report #1096, The Jewish Institute of National Security Affairs, June 6, 2011

Can Anyone Explain Our Syria Policy? by Elliott Abrams, Council on Foreign Relations, May 11, 2011

The Syria Lobby: Why Washington keeps giving a pass to the Assad regime, Wall Street Journal, April 27, 2011

Code Red: Syria Could Soon Join UN Human Rights Council by David Harris, Huffington Post, April 24, 2011

More Hypocrisy From the U.N., This Time About Terror and Syria by Anne Bayefsky, FoxNews.com, April 18, 2011

Say no to Syria talksby Yoaz Hendel, Ynet News, March 1, 2011

Syria among worst for rights abuses: HRW report, Reuters, January 24, 2011

Plotting the Next Mideast War, Wall Street Journal, April 20, 2010

Hope Over Experience with Syria by Matthew RJ Brodsky, inFOCUS, Vol. IV, No. 1, Spring 2010

Is Israel Facing War with Hizbullah and Syria? by David Schenker, Jerusalem Issue Brief Vol. 9, No. 22., Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, April 6, 2010

Syria’s Financial Support for Jihad by Matthew Levitt, Middle East Quarterly, Winter 2010

The Enduring Iran-Syria-Hezbollah Axis by Michael Rubin, American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, AEI Middle East Outlook, December 2009

Syria’s Path to Islamist Terror by Michael Rubin, Middle East Quarterly, Vol. XVII, No. 1, Winter 2010

The Story of ‘Operation Orchard’: How Israel Destroyed Syria’s Al Kibar Nuclear Reactor by Erich Follath and Holger Stark, Spiegel, November 2, 2009

Syrian-Israeli Cold War is the Best Bet by Howard Gumnitzky, The American Thinker, August 18, 2009

Has Damascus Stopped Supporting Terrorists? by Ryan Mauro, Middle East Quarterly, Summer 2009

Can Syria’s Assad Regime Make Peace with Israel? by J. Scott Carpenter, Washington Institute for Near East Policy, PolicyWatch #1508, April 21, 2009

[P]eace with Syria remains highly unlikely for a fundamental reason: without Israel as an enemy, Syria’s minority regime loses its sole rationale for retaining power.

The Obama Administration Reaches Out to Syria: Implications for Israel by David Schenker, Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, JCPA Issue Brief, Vol. 8, No. 23, March 2009

Can Syria Change? from the Jewish Policy Center, inFOCUS, Volume III, Number 1, Spring 2009

Decoupling Syria from Iran: Constraints on U.S.-Syrian Rapprochement by David Schenker, Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, JCPA Issue Brief, Vol. 8, No. 15, December 2008

Who gets the Golan? Israel has no reason to trust Syria in talks over that strategic area by Yossi Klein Halevi, Los Angeles Times, May 28, 2008

The Golan Heights and the Syrian-Israeli Negotiations by Dore Gold, Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, Jerusalem Issue Briefs, Vol. 8, No.1, May 22, 2008

The facts of the Syrian-Israeli flirtation by Michael Young, Daily Star [Lebanon], April 10, 2008 [Full text available here]