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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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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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‘Arab Spring’ Leaves a Weakened Hezbollah

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012 - by Jonathan Spyer

If Bashar Assad does not survive in Syria, Hezbollah will be confronted by rising Sunni enemies.

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Gaza: Blueprint for Muslim Brotherhood Rule?

Friday, January 20th, 2012 - by Jonathan Spyer

Gaza offers a real-world example of the brutal Muslim Brotherhood in government.

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Hamas Seeks a New Patron

Wednesday, January 11th, 2012 - by Jonathan Spyer

Sensing the rise of Sunni Islamism, Hamas is seeking benefactors other than Iran.

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Israel’s Energy Discovery: Game-Changer?

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011 - by Jonathan Spyer

An interview with Globes writer Amiram Barkat on Israel's massive gas discoveries.

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Reflections on the Gilad Shalit Deal

Thursday, October 20th, 2011 - by Jonathan Spyer

Parsing the “what if it was your son?” argument.

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Syria Proving the Hollowness of ‘Arab Spring’

Sunday, October 16th, 2011 - by Jonathan Spyer

With a fervor worthy of a better cause, the Assad regime is trying to prove that there is life and efficacy in the old methods of repression yet.

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The Incredible Shrinking Israeli Labor Party

Saturday, September 24th, 2011 - by Jonathan Spyer

The once-mighty party of Ben-Gurion and Rabin is now looking small and rather lost.

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Understanding Turkey’s Policy of Confrontation with Israel

Friday, September 16th, 2011 - by Jonathan Spyer

Prime Minister Erdogan has launched a bid for ownership of the Palestinian cause.

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Meet Israel’s Alinskyites: How Radicals Infiltrated a New Protest Movement

Monday, August 15th, 2011 - by Jonathan Spyer

Stealth socialist strategies are employed against the Jewish state too.

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Hizballah and Israel Five Years After the Lebanon War

Thursday, July 28th, 2011 - by Jonathan Spyer

The Jewish state's enemy in Lebanon may be stronger but it's actually much more vulnerable.

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In the Heart of Israel, Jew Hatred Is on Full Display

Tuesday, July 5th, 2011 - by Jonathan Spyer

A Jerusalem bookshop opens a window onto the West's disturbing support for Palestinian causes.

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