This article is based on a paper presented at the June 8-9, 2009, conference, “Israel and the Arab States: Parallel Interests, Relations, and Strategies,” jointly held in Jerusalem by the Global Research in International Affairs (GLORIA) Center and the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung. While many Israelis once felt Lebanon would be the second Arab state to sign a peace treaty with Israel, today, it is assumed that Lebanon will be the last Arab state to take this step. While Hizballah didn’t obtain a majority in the June 7, 2009, parliamentary elections, the results showed its continuing power. Any chance of advancing an Israeli-Lebanese understanding, which would also help to stabilize Lebanon’s internal political situation, depends on broader regional results. Meanwhile, Israel must ensure preservation of its deterrence vis-a-vis Hizballah to try to preserve calm on the Israeli-Lebanese border.
Published by the GLORIA Center,Interdisciplinary Center, Herzliya Volume 11, No. 1, Article 6/11 – March 2007Total Circulation 23,500 WHITHER SYRIA?Eyal Zisser* The following article was adapted from a lecture presented at a GLORIA Center conference entitled ‘After Lebanon: A New Middle East?,’ made possible by the generosity of Mr. Joel Sprayregen. This article focuses on […]
Published by the GLORIA Center,Interdisciplinary Center, Herzliya Volume 10, No. 2, Article 6 – June 2006Total Circulation 22,500 WHAT DOES THE FUTURE HOLD FOR SYRIA?Eyal Zisser* This article is part of a paper originally written for a project and conference on ‘Stability, Crises, and Democratization: The Arab World’s Direction and the European Interests,’ co-sponsored by […]
*By Eyal Zisser The conquest of Iraq by the United States in April 2003 was a significant event in the history of the Middle East. Apart from Iraq, it would appear that Syria was the Middle Eastern country most adversely affected by this event. The United States’ control over Iraq dealt a serious blow, not […]
Volume 8, No. 3 – September 2004 Syria and the Question of WMD By Eyal Zisser Syria is one of the most advanced Arab countries as far as development of WMD is concerned. It has a large arsenal of hundreds of advanced surface-to-surface missiles that can cover most parts of Israel. With Iranian and North Korean […]
SYRIA AND THE WAR IN IRAQ Volume 7, No. 2 – June 2003 SYRIA AND THE WAR IN IRAQ By Eyal Zisser Many in the West believed that Bashar al-Asad’s ascension to power in Syria presaged a turn away from Pan-Arab nationalism and toward a more pro-Western position. However, three years into his rule, Bashar […]