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  • June 25, 2012|Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi and Phillip SmythAl-Ayyam

    Assad's Houla Propaganda - Part II

    In his response to our piece "Assad's Houla Propaganda", John Rosenthal engages in a rather hypocritical and illogical retort. He initiates his screed by accusing us of engaging in a "bait and switch" regarding our correction of the half-truths...

  • June 12, 2012|Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi and Phillip SmythNational Review Online

    Assad's Houla Propaganda

    Throughout the Syrian conflict, Western media sources have accepted bait provided by Bashar al-Assad's most prodigious propagandists, who regularly weave tales of anti-Assad, al-Qaeda-style groups' expelling or murdering members of minority groups...

  • April 06, 2012|Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi, Oskar Svadkovsky and Phillip SmythHa'aretz

    Syrian disinformation about Christian persecution

    Recent reports out of Syria have warned of the ethnic cleansing of 90 percent of the Christian population of Homs, the city that has been ravaged by the conflict between Assad's forces and armed opposition groups since the uprising against the regime

  • March 30, 2012|Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi and Phillip SmythHa'aretz

    Can my enemy's enemy be my friend?

    A recurring question of the past year has been whether Israel can come out of the unrest of the "Arab Spring" with any new allies. The point is hardly immaterial: The future of Israel's peace treaty with Egypt hangs in the balance, as Egyptian...

  • March 22, 2012|Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi and Phillip SmythThe American Spectator

    Iraqi Kurdistan Without Blinders

    Ever since the 2003 invasion of Iraq, media reports have typically drawn a contrast between the relatively prosperous the areas of Iraq under the jurisdiction of the autonomous Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) and the rest of the country. For...