Syria and Turkey Deepen Bilateral Relations Brookings Institution
Turkey Is Syria's "window To Europe and U.s."
Turkish-Syrian Security Cooperation Testing Turkish Foreign PolicyJamestown Foundation
Turkish-Syrian ties no strategic shift Middle East Times
Gül to urge Syria to contribute to Palestinian unity in visit
An assured Assad Syria: As Barack Obama’s new Middle East policy offers the country a way out of isolation, Damascus is in danger of a miscalculation that could cost it political influence
R.I.P. “Syria First,”2007-2009 by Eric Trager
MARC LYNCH How Syria sees the world
Syria takes cold comfort from crisis The nation is not immune to the global downturn but its isolation from the west and the nascent state of its economy have proved a shield from the worst effects
Hamas: We won't oppose Israel-Syria talks Gaza officials tell A-Sharq al-Awsat peace negotiations won't affect group's own relations with Damascus
Hamas Officials Supportive of Syrian-Israeli Talks
Hamas Feels Heat from Syria - Speical Correspondent, Asia Times
Syria: No Need to Amend Arab Peace Initiative
Syria and Washington, the Likely Path Ahead
Senior US diplomats set to return to Syria soon
US envoys make second trip to Syria since March
Alongside talks, Obama renews sanctions against Syria
Report: Syria criticizes renewal of U.S. sanctions Syrian state-run paper calls on U.S. to 'get rid of foolish policies and replace them with openness.'
Syrian state-run paper criticizes renewal of US sanctions
Front-page 'Tishrin' editorial urges Obama to abandon "foolish policies," says Damascus hopeful US will not cave in to Israeli pressures.
Why Obama Renewed Sanctions on Syria
Sanctions renewed, but Syria understands The renewal of United States sanctions on Syria comes as no surprise to Damascus, which realizes that undoing former president George W Bush's handiwork is no easy feat. Syria is instead setting its sights on the Middle East peace process, though it stresses the return of the Golan Heights by Israel remains non-negotiable. - Sami Moubayed
Syrian offhand about US sanctions, policy reversal
Obama is Not a Frenchman in Syria : Tariq Alhomayed
US supports Syria-Israel pact
Washington will back peace talks between the two countries as part of its broader solution to the Middle East’s problems amid the Obama administration’s accelerated efforts to engage its traditional foes
U.S.: We are committed to Syrian-Israeli peace deal
Despite US Outreach, Syria Affirms Iran Ties
Washington committed to seeking Syria-Israel deal
US: Syria mustn't support terror
Report: Syria, Iran Set Conditions For Support Of Hamas, Islamic Jihad
US Pursuing Cautious Engagement with Syria in Wake of Lebanese Elections Joyce Karam
Syria ready to resume Turkish-mediated talks with Israel: diplomat
Leaders of Iran and Syria Vow to Back ‘Palestinian Resistance’
Assad: Syria-Iran ties serve stability and strength of Mideast Ahmadinejad: Syria, Iran united behind Palestinians; Iran president plans to meet Hamas, Jihad leaders
U.S. Rejects Syria's Call for Dialogue with Hamas, Hizbullah
Saudis, Egypt snatch Syrian-Israel peace track from Turkey. Assad ...DEBKA file
Iraq Militant Group's Pipeline Through Syria Revives After Long Gap Pipeline to Iraq Back In Business After Lull
Pollsters Predict Lebanese Election Results « Qifa Nabki
What happens if Lebanon elects Hezbollah? BY ELIAS MUHANNA
Lebanon in Advance of Elections
INSS An Israeli article assessing the issues and parties in the forthcoming Lebanese parliamentary elections
U.S.-Iran Cold War Unfolds in Lebanon - David Samuels, The New Republic
Hale: No Syria deal at Lebanon's expense
Daily Star US talk of Lebanon's sovereignty sounds like a remix of an old song
Putting Lebanon's elections in context By Rami G. Khouri
Israel, Lebanon: Indications of Possible Conflict A reduction in the U.N. force monitoring southern Lebanon hints at possible Israeli preparations for a rematch with Hezbollah.
A Syrian Comeback in Lebanon – Stratfor
U.S. links Syrian ties to Lebanese vote
(UPI) -- A visit by top U.S. officials to Damascus is expected to couple the Lebanese parliamentary elections with Syrian efforts at engagement, analysts said.
The end of Lebanon's Cedar Revolution
Nicholas Noe: The west must recognise that a Hezbollah victory in elections could force it into responsibility and disarmament
Lebanon-Syria Tension Eases
BY: Tina Wolfe The Washington Times Syria has taken the first steps toward recognizing its longtime client, Lebanon, as a separate sovereign country, but the relationship could take new turns depending on the results of the June 7 Lebanese elections and the prospect for Syria-Israel peace.
Lebanon: Court Decision Reverberates BY: Dominic Moran ISN Security Watch
A UN tribunal's decision not to prosecute Lebanese generals in connection with a political assassination bodes ill for the court and anti-Syrian movements.
Did U.S. Help Lebanon Crack Alleged Israeli Spy Rings?
A shot in the arm for Hezbollah Fireworks and celebratory gunfire crackled through Beirut's streets after the release this week of four Lebanese generals arrested in 2005 over former prime minister Rafik al-Hariri's assassination, with Hezbollah expected to benefit from the dramatic turn of events at June's elections. - Sami Moubayed
Syria looks to Lebanon War for tips on arming Hezbollah Sources: Syria intent on maintaining military strategy based on air defense and anti-tank weapons
Stumbling blocs - The National Newspaper Lebanese elections
Hizbullah's Struggle to Change the Lebanese Regime - Brig. Gen. (res.) Dr. Shimon Shapira and Yair Minzili
Lebanese spy arrests blow to Mossad
BEIRUT, Lebanon, May 11 (UPI) -- Lebanese security officials said the arrest of spies working for the Israeli intelligence agency was a major victory as claims of Hezbollah involvement surface.
Lebanon: More Israeli Spies to be Arrested Soon
Time Hizballah's Bust of Israeli 'Spies' Shows Its Growing Power in Lebanon
Hizbollah confirms broad aid for Hamas Hizbollah has been providing the Palestinians in Gaza with ‘every type of support’ possible for some time, the deputy leader of the powerful Lebanese Shia movement admitted in an FT interview Transcript: FT interview with deputy chief of Hizbollah
Israel set to quit divided Lebanon border town
Breakdown of Mideast coordination with U.S. worries J'lemJerusalem officials say new administration no longer sees Israel as a 'special' state in the Mideast
Newsweek Hirsh: The Increasingly Uneasy U.S.-Israel Relationship
The Long-Delayed Hope for Fatah’s Rebirth CEIP
An article assessing the prospects for a Fatah revival
Analysis: Israel sees no reason to sign 'ineffective' NPT By YAAKOV KATZDefense expert: After failure with Syria, Iran, it's ridiculous for US to make demands on Israel.
Taking stock [ YAAKOV KATZ ] New Strategic Affairs Minister Moshe Ya'alon assesses Israel's possible courses of action in the face of threats from Iran and Syria.
Israel Will Accept Palestinian State, Rejects Syria Talks
Israel: Syria Arms Hizbullah While Courting U.S.
Beyond the First 100 Days: Prospects for Obama Administration Middle East Strategy Nicholas Blanford, John Hannah, and David Makovsky addressed The Washington Institute's 2009 Soref Symposium to analyze the Obama administration's initial policies in the Middle East and how they affect critical issues such as Iran's nuclear program, Lebanon's upcoming elections, and U.S. relations with Israel. Listen online.