Across the Bay

Thursday, September 11, 2008

From Russia with... Not Much

Here's my op-ed in tomorrow's Daily Star on Assad's recent trip to Moscow. Make sure to also read the following piece by Guy Bechor, which I reference in my article.

The Syrian bluster is all about trying to re-brand their relationship with Russia in order to alter perceptions about Syria's -- not Russia's -- role in the region. Instead, as Ron Ben-Yishai put it, Assad ended up "sounding like a bumbling fool."

More to come.