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Jonathan Spyer

Jonathan Spyer is a senior research fellow at the Global Research in International Affairs (GLORIA) Center, and a fellow at the Middle East Forum. He is the author of The Transforming Fire: The Rise of the Israel-Islamist Conflict (Continuum, 2011).
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John Kerry’s Moderates: Are Non-Al-Qaeda Syrian Rebels Really ‘Democratic’?

Friday, September 6th, 2013 - by Jonathan Spyer

That 80 percent Kerry wants us to support? Most align with Morsi or Hamas.

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The Resurgence of the Regimes in the Arab World

Friday, July 19th, 2013 - by Jonathan Spyer

The generals’ coup in Egypt has proven conclusively that the old, nationalist regimes are not finished yet.

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‬U.S. Responds to the Prospect of Regime Victory in Syria‬

Sunday, June 16th, 2013 - by Jonathan Spyer

A victory for the Assad/Iran/Hizballah/Russia side in the Syrian civil war would represent a strategic disaster for the U.S. and the West in the region. ‬

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Battleground Syria: Saudi Arabia/Qatar Rivalry Shakes Rebels

Thursday, June 13th, 2013 - by Jonathan Spyer

As the West weighs involvement, the Saudis replace foe Qatar as the rebels' primary backer.

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Iran, via Hezbollah, Comes to Bashar Assad’s Rescue

Thursday, May 30th, 2013 - by Jonathan Spyer

The support is now clearly evident, and is responsible for Assad's recent gains.

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Will Obama Tolerate Syria’s Sarin Gas Terror?

Friday, April 26th, 2013 - by Jonathan Spyer

Doing nothing will tell totalitarians that the word of America means nothing. Related: Obama: Yeah, My Syria Red Line is Still in Effect, But…

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A Major Syrian Rebel Group Is Now Officially Part of al-Qaeda

Thursday, April 18th, 2013 - by Jonathan Spyer

The emergence of a new. powerful Islamist force in Syria.

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In Syria, Western Illusions Lead to Ill-Advised Action

Saturday, March 23rd, 2013 - by Jonathan Spyer

Take Ghassan Hitto, the U.S. supported rebel leader with ties to jihadists.

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Syria: War Over the Ruins

Friday, February 8th, 2013 - by Jonathan Spyer

The Assad regime could now be considered just another competitor for power.

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In Israeli Election, the Center Holds

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013 - by Jonathan Spyer

The results indicate that a large, sane, pragmatic center is the core presence in Israeli political life.

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Three Kurds Murdered in Paris: Turkey-Kurd Conflict Heating Up?

Thursday, January 17th, 2013 - by Jonathan Spyer

Many possible culprits.

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Netanyahu Faces Divided Opposition in Israeli Elections

Sunday, December 30th, 2012 - by Jonathan Spyer

National security is the key issue.

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Battle for Damascus Begins

Wednesday, December 12th, 2012 - by Jonathan Spyer

But the Syrian civil war is far from over.

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Syrian Rebels May Soon Take Country’s North

Friday, November 30th, 2012 - by Jonathan Spyer

Bashar Assad's forces suffer strategic losses, and are facing a dearth of manpower.

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Syrian Opposition Attempts to Unite Amidst Growing Chaos

Sunday, November 18th, 2012 - by Jonathan Spyer

The U.S.-supported move has some success, but questions remain going forward.

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Who Killed Wissam al-Hassan?

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012 - by Jonathan Spyer

Syrian President Assad's "strategy of tension" in Lebanon.

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Is the Palestinian National Movement Dying?

Saturday, July 28th, 2012 - by Jonathan Spyer

As we’ve known it, yes.

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Sovereignty of Violence: A Visit to Syria’s Civil War

Thursday, July 19th, 2012 - by Jonathan Spyer

Whoever prevails, Syria will face a totalitarian future.

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Israel’s ‘Social Protesters’ Live in a Fantasy World

Sunday, July 1st, 2012 - by Jonathan Spyer

In the manner of adolescents, they think that security and prosperity just sort of happen by themselves.

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Hamas Elections Solidify Split from Palestinian Authority

Wednesday, May 16th, 2012 - by Jonathan Spyer

Still, Western media pretends the split never happened.

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Bibi’s Win: The Largest Coalition in Israeli History

Friday, May 11th, 2012 - by Jonathan Spyer

With an Iranian confrontation looming, he corners 94 of the Knesset's 120 seats.

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Netanyahu, Likud Stand To Gain from Early Elections

Thursday, May 3rd, 2012 - by Jonathan Spyer

The prime minister and his party hold a strong hand.

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Does ‘Global March to Jerusalem’ Have Iran’s Backing?

Sunday, March 25th, 2012 - by Jonathan Spyer

Israel prepares for arrival of march calling for its destruction.

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Assad Assaults Rebel ‘Free Zones’

Friday, March 16th, 2012 - by Jonathan Spyer

The tactic is likely to fail, but the rebels are similarly too weak to overthrow him.

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Islamic Jihad’s Attacks, Hamas’ Dilemma

Monday, March 12th, 2012 - by Jonathan Spyer

Military conflict with Israel is the last thing a troubled Hamas wants now.

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