Betting on Syria’s Assad staying in power

February 17, 2012
Bernd Debusmann
Betting on Syria’s Assad staying in power

In mid-December, the U.S. State Department‚Äôs point man on Syria, Frederic Hof, described the government of President Bashar al-Assad as ‚Äėthe equivalent of a dead man walking.‚ÄĚ
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America’s unfulfilled promise to Iraqis

December 18, 2011
Bernd Debusmann
America’s unfulfilled promise to Iraqis

When Barack Obama campaigned for the presidency, he spoke eloquently about America‚Äôs moral obligation to Iraqis working for US forces in their country. ‚ÄúWe must keep faith with Iraqis who kept faith with us,‚ÄĚ he said in a 2007 campaign speech.
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