Regions / Syria
Establishing a pro-Western government in Damascus and inflicting damage on Iran is an illusion.
The Syrian government and the opposition trade accusations about using chemical weapons and propagandizing the attacks.
Unless a tactical shift in the balance of power occurs, it is unlikely that either the regime or the rebels will gain control of Syria's entire territory.
Saudi Arabia is a dubious choice to team with to promote democracy in Syria.
While the official narrative of the Obama administration is sceptical of arming militant groups in Syria, divisions within the administration leave the door open for any number of policies toward the country.
There is no evidence that Israel's attack on Syria was designed to, as claimed, prevent the transfer of anti-aircraft missiles to Hezbollah.
Israel is clearly taking advantage of a severely weakened Syrian regime, correctly predicting that the Syrians are not in a position to retaliate.
The sheer number of refugees seeking safe haven is taking a toll on Syria's neighbors.
Is Syria just another proxy war?
Syrian President Assad has demonstrated no interest in winning over his people.