Syria In Crisis
Is Saudi Arabia Holding Up the Geneva II Conference on Syria?
Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013 | Al-Monitor Week in Review
While Turkey may be shifting its Syria policy in response to domestic and international pressure, Saudi Arabia appears to be digging in to oppose the trend toward a diplomatic solution.
Getting to Geneva II: Three Challenges
Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013 | Translated from Al-Hayat (Pan Arab)
Regional discontent and Lakhdar Brahimi’s tenuous connections with parties to the Syrian conflict pose obstacles to setting out a precise date and framework for the Geneva II conference.
Natural Gas Resources May Be Backstory in Syria War
Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013 | Sami Nader, Columnist
The Syria war, like many of the region's other conflicts, has an important oil and gas angle.