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  • July 19, 2012|Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi and Oskar SvadkovskyThe American Spectator

    Understanding the Situation in Syria

    It's become an article of faith among policy makers and analysts in the West that Syria is a nation of minorities. Various sources put the share of non-Sunni Muslim minorities at around one quarter of the population. These minorities are believed to

  • April 02, 2012|Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi and Oskar SvadkovskyThe American Spectator

    Bashar's Iron Fist Goes Airborne and Thermobaric

    Huge balls of fire and mushrooms of smoke seen on the latest videos from Homs indicate that the Syrian army is using more powerful weapons in its assault on the remaining rebel strongholds in the city. This is what the daily shelling of Homs used...

  • February 21, 2012|Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi and Oskar SvadkovskyThe American Spectator

    Bashar's 'Iron Fist'

    The iron fist against "terrorist gangs" as promised by Bashar Assad got off to a fairly impressive start two weeks ago. Homs -- the Benghazi of the Syrian rebels -- has been subjected to massive and sustained shelling for days, causing hundreds of

  • February 06, 2012|Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi and Oskar SvadkovskyThe American Spectator

    Demography Is Destiny in Syria

    Among the second wave of Arab Spring uprisings that followed Tunisia, Syria was the most spectacular "out of the blue" that suddenly arose in the face of the media and analytic community. Just days before Deraa exploded with protests last March, some

  • January 16, 2012|Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi and Oskar SvadkovskyThe American Spectator

    The Dead Man and His Long Shadow

    Muammar Gaddafi was certainly more than prophetic during the summit of the Arab League (AL) in 2008 when he inquired about the fate of his Iraqi predecessor for Western military interventions: Saddam Hussein. "The ruler and head of an AL member...