Tag: Iranian-Syrian relations
Decoupling Syria from Iran: Constraints on U.S.-Syrian Rapprochement
December 2, 2008 | David Schenker
While moving Syria into the Western camp would be a great accomplishment, it's not clear that this development would necessarily constitute a long-term strategic setback for Iranian efforts to undermine U.S. policy in Lebanon, the Palestinian Authority, and Iraq. In the absence of Syria, Iran would still be capable of supporting Hizbullah, Hamas, and its Shiite allies in Iraq.