Daniel DePetris

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The Depths of Malaise in Palestine

Two recent polls find that Palestinians are drifting towards Hamas and are more willing to engage in violent resistance to free themselves of occupation.

Alawites Against Assad

A new group of opposition Alawites is complicating the increasingly sectarian character of Syria's civil war.

Carnage in the Streets of Iraq

Attacks from Iraq's Sunni militant groups are unlikely to provoke Shia reprisals. But what the violence can do is increase the chances that Iraqis will lose complete faith in their political leaders.

Al-Qaeda in Iraq’s Strategy for 2012

What is the terrorist group trying to accomplish this year, and will the Iraqi government respond effectively?

Don’t Count Bashar Out

The protests in Syria are encouraging, but Bashar al-Assad will pull out all the stops before he leaves voluntarily.
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