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Sandra Mackey Chair Dir., Center of Mid East St. College of Intern'l St. Univ. of Ok Fellow at @QuincyInst https://t.co/ps25ighcwj Past Pres of Syria Studies Ass.

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Both #Syria and #SouthKorea started the economic policy of supporting local industry & manufacturing at nearly the… https://t.co/XuVSCpj9wl
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5/25
2020
@GokhanGuneysu26 I'm not sure anyone doubted Turkey could frustrate Haftar's bid to take Tripoli. It has poured arm… https://t.co/ujRd0cCNRuJohn Waterbury reviews Thompson's book on Democracy & the Syrian Arab Congress in @ForeignAffairshttps://t.co/eK3VqpM16L @intensionality @JustWorldEd @ABarnardNYT @AliceRothchild @ricksterling99 Here is John Waterbury's review in Foreig… https://t.co/W3YI9yHj3YIn Stunning Reversal, Turkey Emerges as Libya Kingmaker https://t.co/2FMpgWXd1I https://t.co/9HeVGH5GNC @stellaaaa Dear Stellaa, A prominent member of the Atassi family & gov. figure in Syria wrote a book: "Crisis of Ru… https://t.co/CG4IU1FfQa
5/24
2020
#سوريا #syria نيقولاس فان دام: أعضاء الأقليات في القوات المسلحة السورية قبل عام 1963 https://t.co/WZ4sUlp45N
Retweeted by Joshua LandisElizabeth Thompson has a new book out on Syria - How the West Stole Democracy from the Arabs. https://t.co/xkULqAWCSu @Solomon_Chris kindly prepared and formatted the post, as well as picked the great photos.Read @meirzamir on French intelligence sent to Ben Gurion on the eve of his declaration of an independent Jewish st… https://t.co/X4x2HZ2lls @sfrantzman Yes, but the US policy on Syria has been fairly consistent during both the Obama and Trump administrati… https://t.co/niUqZnDvNN @csaba_vincze Thanks for this clip @csaba_vincze . I have added it to my thread. Didn't have space to give you proper credit - but thanks.Joe Biden may not be as keen as his adviser Bliken to help the Idlib rebels. Here's his Harvard talk in which he e… https://t.co/9FpDRvKIYXJoe Biden may not be as keen as his adviser Bliken to help the Idlib rebels. Here's his Harvard talk in which he… https://t.co/NftTw4Mj2wYou’ve Been De-Banked! How An Unknown Counterterror Law Is Crippling The Movement Of Money & Humanitarian Aid By… https://t.co/eklgMaibxO
5/23
2020
The UAE’s ambassador to the US, Yousef al-Otaiba, has hosted his country’s embassy’s first podcast episode. The pod… https://t.co/VBNvrhlOlX @Dannymakkisyria @MEI_Syria Congrats @Dannymakkisyria - You will make a great addition.My latest w Mike Eisner on how the US went to bat for the “Butcher of Khiam”, actually airlifting a fugitive from j… https://t.co/KdLySK78NA
Retweeted by Joshua LandisWhy is Biden's Syria policy bad news for Syrians? 1. The US has no tools to effectuate a more positive outcome in S… https://t.co/n13FlCDm0y
Retweeted by Joshua LandisThe US does not have a positive policy for Syria that can effect a better outcome. Its present policy promises only a worse outcome.- Defeating ISIS & terrorist groups such as HTS, Herras ad-Din, TIP, etc. - Return of refugees - Regional Stability… https://t.co/XbVV24vNbGNaturally, those who approve of the US policy of sanctions and partition, will argue that it punishes Assad, which… https://t.co/51vvj2RrIfDog in the Manger seems to be an adaptation of criticism of the Pharisees in the Gospel of Matthew (23.13): "Woe to… https://t.co/3xLDYDcjKMhttps://t.co/NEyevEUzALI call it a Dog-in-the -Manger policy after Aesop's Fable. There was a dog in a manger full of hay. When cattle cam… https://t.co/aL2CKYWg3vJim Jeffery, America's Special Envoy to Syria, calls it a policy of "quagmire," designed to mire Russia and Iran in… https://t.co/IQlRBaNDjyBecause the US cannot change the regime in Damascus, which it failed to do in 9 years of war, it will simply be pre… https://t.co/ZJZvUpAj12Why is Biden's Syria policy bad news for Syrians? 1. The US has no tools to effectuate a more positive outcome in S… https://t.co/n13FlCDm0yTop Biden advisor says Democrats will continue Trump's policy in Syria. Tony Blinken says Biden would: - Keep US… https://t.co/HD3Le4bGPW
Retweeted by Joshua LandisTest operations of TAP completed in 🇬🇷 and as of today first molecules of natural gas from 🇦🇿 have been introduced… https://t.co/pGSb0PptMa
Retweeted by Joshua Landis @KimGhattas What an achievement @KimGhattas This article on Said Hawwa, who u profile, is interesting: "Sa'id Haw… https://t.co/YA946wgmKA
5/22
2020
Top Biden advisor says Democrats will continue Trump's policy in Syria. Tony Blinken says Biden would: - Keep US… https://t.co/HD3Le4bGPWI used @KimGhattas' wonderful book, "Black Wave" on the Iran-Saudi competition that has catapulted Salafi-Jihadism… https://t.co/Kef4oxVtjQSteven Simon compares the disastrous Bush policy after 9-11 to Trump's mishandling of Coronavirus. https://t.co/GYkKHI7tCl @jemalilyas So happy for you, Jamal. :-)
5/21
2020
More on R. Makhlouf Talk is that one of the reasons for Rami’s anger is that his extended family has disassociate… https://t.co/yRf9qC8yj6
Retweeted by Joshua Landis @ACROPOLITESSE @ajaltamimi Thanks @acroplitesse My misapprehension! @MKraidy @ajaltamimi Thanks for this Marwan. My misapprehension! @mimarsinan100 @ajaltamimi You are right, Mimar. Unfortunately, because Alawism is a esoteric or secret religion,… https://t.co/WZtilUGwj9
5/20
2020
Surprising how much Rousseau gets right, however. @ajaltamimiThe relationship between Saudi Arabia and the United States is so weird. Saudi citizens in jail in Saudi Arabia are… https://t.co/UY3lZDYhSD
Retweeted by Joshua LandisDon't all religions seem bizarre to those who first read about them, @faysalitani ? Especially today, when most of… https://t.co/Hq74hW9Yy2 @faysalitani @ajaltamimi Aren't all religions bizarre to those who first read about them? Especially today, when m… https://t.co/odJRnnb25DJean-Jacques Rousseau on the Alawites from early 1800s, translated by @ajaltamimi Includes the usual claim that th… https://t.co/hI35f3RqpM @EbrahimMoosa @emilyjodell Congratulations. Wonderful news.#Syria Unconfirmed document (dated today) circulating social media of Ministry of Finance decision to seize movable… https://t.co/sk1iKvfLIl
Retweeted by Joshua Landis"In just a few months, the US foreign policy establishment achieved there what it failed to get done in ten bloody… https://t.co/NHraRi1Bks
Retweeted by Joshua LandisThis is a great piece of reporting into the protection rackets the #Turkey-backed "liberators" of #Syria's #Idlib p… https://t.co/7k6QYzIUSd
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5/19
2020
Instead, he thinks Makhlouf will be banished with some of the wealth he gained, just as Rifaat al-Assad was. Firas… https://t.co/sGiLpEiCYaAccording to al-Masri, “the penalty of crossing the red line depends on the importance of the person, as well as on… https://t.co/A2TELOlfXO“Bashar al-Assad does not want to get rid of Rami Makhlouf," said Firas Tlass, instead "he wants to know more about… https://t.co/vBSt0XWm3EMakhlouf and the history of corruption cases among the “president’s inner circle.” Much depends on their importanc… https://t.co/sOQ24rXhNd"Remembering Shaheen: A #Yazidi Who Gave His Life Rescuing Arab Muslims in Mosul" https://t.co/xMfrtzSe4x #Iraq https://t.co/oVORfkPSxE
Retweeted by Joshua LandisLa familia de Bachar el Asad airea sus trapos sucios By @NataliaSancha With comments by @EHSANI22 and… https://t.co/VLjRmyltnlWhile on the subject, not a day passes without some publication adding its salt & pepper to the mix But come on… https://t.co/WyRgf3vFtH
Retweeted by Joshua Landis @EHSANI22 But Hafez allowed rifaat back into the country after sending him abroad. Rifaat continues to make trouble… https://t.co/fv3DSqqonqExcellent thread by @EHSANI22 on Rami Makhlouf, explaining why Assad has not silenced him. https://t.co/mtnHNYb5XARemembering Shaheen: A Yazidi Who Gave His Life Rescuing Arab Muslims in Mosul By @Matthewbarber This captures th… https://t.co/iTQECv4K3xhttps://t.co/Xn35MWcewY https://t.co/n6XN2vVxPlLebanese are despairing over their next meal as the economic crisis worsens - Pistachios and pine nuts, essential i… https://t.co/mKmZN79vUZIn the span of 60 working days, Azz Eldin Al-Qasem secondary school has finished rehabilitation in the city of Deir… https://t.co/a5I3QwfCJB
Retweeted by Joshua LandisIraqis, not US troops, must be the ones who counter Iran’s influence in Iraq. By Gil Barndollar Excellent argume… https://t.co/ByHCssPJxcUS on track to pull troops from Afghanistan despite turmoil https://t.co/BvrnLJ9FWOThis translation of an essential Alawi text is a great service by @ajaltamimi and a fine translation. https://t.co/N9t6w5IEhO
5/18
2020
Literalists should read @AkyolinEnglish for some common sense on how Qur'an should be contextualized. https://t.co/DO5VAe43DMEmirates is considering plans to cut about 30,000 jobs as the operator of the world’s largest long-haul carrier see… https://t.co/8tls8s6v5MThe comedy version of Rami Makhlouf, a Syrian person imitates Rami Makhlouf in a funny way. https://t.co/JiCgJcCpmz
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5/17
2020
Russia has sent six MiG-29 fighter jets to Syria to support the military, according to Iranian sources @BGMilitaryhttps://t.co/MZCqnqKUyQHellenistic silver plate from a Xiongnu ruler's tomb at Noin-Ula, N Mongolia, excavated by Russian-Mongolian team i… https://t.co/BYEyG9VIYw
Retweeted by Joshua LandisThe peril of human-animal chimera experiments By Christina Lin - Asia Times https://t.co/JIItOX8nh3On the topic of US efforts to settle Palestinians in Syria from 1949 to 1954, see my article: Early U.S. Policy to… https://t.co/jT3BbTYb5N @BobBowker @Malbrunot @vvanwilgenburg @katia0 On the topic of US efforts to settle Palestinians in Syria from 1949… https://t.co/9Wva6NJbrmTrump on Muhammad Bin Salman, March 2018 “I love the king, King Salman, but I said: ‘King, we’re protecting you.… https://t.co/373ZWbRAasMission (Almost) Impossible for Iraq’s New Prime Minister Excellent By @mhmdshiaa and @Sylv_Mercadier The diff… https://t.co/qwqcw3wunk
5/16
2020
@vvanwilgenburg @katia0 The US ambassador at the time was worried by the large number of arrests, fearing that Zaim had gone too far. @vvanwilgenburg @katia0 When head of the Syrian Army, Husni Za'im, overthrew the democratically elected government… https://t.co/dp6W9K6hTl @vvanwilgenburg @katia0 Brit/French funding for Kurds during WWII makes sense, b/c Free French & British took Syria… https://t.co/Bllplx8Oju @Solomon_Chris @MazMHussain @theintercept I didn't mean the information provided by @MazMHussain, who I know is a w… https://t.co/OpWunE3PEG @DrMCar Hateful story. Thanks for sharing. Lucky he didn’t get shot. What a sad, sad state of affairs. I hope peopl… https://t.co/CUJ7zlbUZt @Solomon_Chris Thanks for this. Any sense whether the information is correct?Turkey is holding dozens of Syrians - members of the YPG & Asayish - in Turkish prison 'in breach of international… https://t.co/tuyvEQ8KfNPhotos from yesterday of the work to restore the archaelogical Museum of Raqqa. The work is almost complete. Marbl… https://t.co/BzQtuaXM8k
Retweeted by Joshua LandisThe Directorate of Agriculture in As-Suwayda has provided more than 135.000 forest implants during the current seas… https://t.co/NfXjonEZ97
Retweeted by Joshua LandisThe Gate of the Great Umayyad Mosque, Damascus, Syria. 1890. By famous German orientalist painter Gustav Bauernfein… https://t.co/aGZQ4MWQrW
Retweeted by Joshua Landis @SyriaMoumin It's a right of passage. Let's everyone know who is in charge - and theoretically makes them walk on e… https://t.co/DzbQyVC1CeOn Trump's regime collapse strategy, Makovsky said. “Iran today poses a much greater risk to American interests th… https://t.co/pubVfzYTGvFucking brutal ...
Retweeted by Joshua LandisIsraël: l’UE cherche la réponse à la politique d’annexion https://t.co/nuErVcvYY7 via @Le_Figaro par Isabelle Lasserre
Retweeted by Joshua LandisTaking a page from Muhammad Bin Salman, Assad is shaking down his crony capitalists. Sending a shot across the bow… https://t.co/7bmVvkmgDf @LouisProyect1 Good article, but much of its import gets lost in the time-honored, intra-communal sniping of leftist factions.Destruction of nature - collateral damage of ongoing economic war being waged in Persian Gulf. https://t.co/BUuxxWl5dK @OS26 @WSJ Right now Mazout is less expensive in Lebanon than Damascus b/c of Lebanese subsidies. Lebanese oil is f… https://t.co/R6iKmjiqKM @Beirutspring @antoinephaddad @Nasser_Saidi @NSA_economics The US has followed both policies, actually, investing i… https://t.co/ilRS8IuubIThe U.S. in the Mid East today resembles Britain in 1956. It is trying to hang onto power in the region by force.… https://t.co/Nad5aeTZVoPresident Assad is struggling to regather the strands of state power that slipped his grasp during the war. Re-ce… https://t.co/ob8QsBaLlt
5/15
2020
In "Reimagining Democracy through Syria’s Wartime Sharia Committees" Emma Findlen LeBlanc makes the case that most… https://t.co/PQZIXrFYSeA State Department spokesperson said the fuel Iran provided to Syria was used for attacks on civilians. Pompeo ca… https://t.co/78cSItu7oOSome good news for Syrians Iran shipped 7.9 million barrels of oil to Syria in March. As a result, Syria’s two ma… https://t.co/KSidjVRUPV
5/14
2020
Analyzing Shifts in Territorial Control within Syria Offers Glimpse of Future Challenges Is there such a thing as… https://t.co/ycqMlmXwYEActor's revelation about transgender son sends shock waves across conservative Egypt https://t.co/ok8GFjMdkH via @AlMonitor
5/13
2020

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