Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Syria on my mind...













Madame Assad




Although you wouldn't know it by Washington's refusal to talk with Syria, the country is becoming increasingly important to U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East. As Leon Hadar argues, the United States should realize that maintaining diplomatic ties with Syria could help Washington advance its interests on many fronts — including Iraq, Lebanon and peace with Israel (read the rest of American Realism and Engaging Syria.)

Also if you happen to be in DC this Friday:
I'll be speaking on Troop Withdrawal: Looking Beyond Iraq in a forum sponsored by the Independent Institute. I'll be discussing my A Diplomatic Road to Damascus: The Benefits of U.S. Engagement with Syria which will be published by the institute this month.

4 comments:

daveg said...

Yum.

We can certainly all get along, can't we?

Anonymous said...

She's definately impressive. It's a pity she never does TV in the US.

Anonymous said...

When you discuss Syria - elaborate on Petraeus concern about Department 2800 of the Lebanese Hezbollah. Is Syria involved with 2800?

Global Paradigms said...

I don't know whether Syria is involved or not. If you read my paper, it's clear that I'm not a great fan of Assad and his regime, which have been involved in human rights violations and acts of terror (not unlike many of our allies in the Middle East, Central Asia and South Asia.