Multiple Takes on Syria
As the Syrian war grows bloodier and more seemingly intractable, here’s a roundup of various people’s takes from various perspectives:
- Joshua Landis, who lived in Lebanon during the civil war years, wonders if that is Syria’s future, divided by checkpoints and militias in “Will Syria Remain Fragmented for Years?”
- Geoffrey Aronson at Foreign Policy argues that “Washington’s Seamless Transition in Syria is an Illusion — and Bad Policy.”
- Eliot Higgins, “Syria’s DIY Revolt,” also at Foreign Policy, on the question of how the opposition is arming itself.
- Reuters “Secret Turkish Nerve Center Leads Aid to Syria Rebels” reporting on a secret Turkish base operated with Saudi Arabia and Qatar near the Syrian border.
- I already posted about how Syria’s Kurds are going their own way; David Pollock at WINEP discusses how “Syria’s Kurds Unite Against Assad, but Not With Opposition.”