Across the Bay

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Who's Converting Whom?

Read Peter Rodman's excellent recent remarks on engagement with Syria to the Subcommittee on the Middle East and South Asia of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

Also, make sure to read Michael Young's sharp comment, rebutting an utterly nonsensical comment by Jon Alterman.

I'll have more to say on this, from the same Realpolitik perspective that Michael argues, as I just made that argument on a panel on this subject.

Addendum: On a related topic, Zalman Shoval's recent piece is worth the read. Shoval has been consistent and sound on this.