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July 2, 2012

Syria’s Leaders

As international attention focuses on the Syrian regime of President Bashar al-Assad, cfr.org profiles some of the nation’s top leaders.

June 3, 2005

Lebanon: Election Update

This publication is now archived. What’s the significance of Lebanon’s parliamentary elections?They are the first democratic elections since 1976, when Syria began a 29-year occupation of its neighbo…

June 21, 2005

LEBANON: Election Results

This is an article about Lebanon’s 2005 general election. For analysis of results from Lebanon’s 2009 vote, click here.This publication is now archived. What was the result of the final round of Leba…

July 18, 2006

Syria, Iran, and the Mideast Conflict

The relationship between Syria and Iran is receiving new scrutiny as an Israeli offensive against Lebanon—sparked by an attack on Israeli soldiers by the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah, which is s…

September 15, 2006

Syria: U.S. Policy Options

The United States has long tried to compel Syria to adjust its behavior, but rarely with any result. This backgrounder examines the current U.S. policy options toward Syria.

July 20, 2006

Lebanon’s Weak Government

As Israeli air strikes decimate Lebanon, the elected government in Beirut is weak, divided, and seems powerless to control Hezbollah, whose attack on an Israeli convoy July 12 started the conflict.

April 26, 2006

Syria: Has Assad Dodged a Bullet?

Bashar al-Assad, whose regime looked shaky under international pressure last year, is consolidating his power and cracking down on dissent. Despite a UN probe linking Syrian officials to the assassin…

October 21, 2005

Syria Stands Alone

This publication is now archived. Syria’s slow declineWhat a difference five years makes. At the beginning of the century, Syria was a proud Arab country, ruled with brutal consistency for thirty yea…

February 22, 2005

Middle East and North Africa
MIDDLE EAST: Syria and Lebanon

This publication is now archived. What is Syria’s role in Lebanon?It dominates Lebanon’s foreign policy and has effectively occupied large sections of its smaller neighbor for nearly 30 years. There …