Across the Bay

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Rubin: Syria Can't Be Flipped

Michael Rubin has an excellent article in Forbes arguing against the silly current fad -- the latest policy buzz, which has only been peddled for the last 30 years -- of how to "pry Syria away from Iran."

The added benefit of Rubin's article is that it includes an all-too-often neglected, yet crucial, angle: the angle of inter-Arab relations, and the regional balance of power effects thereof (one I always try to draw attention to). Michael offers a very interesting historical take on that.

For an earlier post of mine on the Syria-Iran alliance, see here. David Schenker also wrote about it here.