Most recent article by: Itamar Rabinovich

Anti-Assad protests in Jordan (photo: AP)

The Opposition Movement in Syria

Building a Credible and Attractive Alternative

After a year of fighting, Syria is at a stalemate: the opposition is unable to topple President Assad's regime, and Assad's forces are unable to quash the resistance. In this essay, Itamar Rabinovich suggests that although the regime is certain to fail in the long run, there is more both the Syrian opposition and the West could do to break the deadlockMore