Articles Archive for Tarek Barakat

May 27th, 2007 | Re: ‘Syria's Occupied Golan Heights

Most of the Israelis I have met admitted with some struggle that it’s better to “give up” the Golan in exchange for peace with Syria. I hate to begin with such an aggressive tone. But even this notion is flawed from the get go. Because like it or not the Golan is [...]

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November 2nd, 2007 | Re: ‘Syria's foreign policy

The simple answer is all of them. And I mean all of them (i.e. including Israel). Because as the saying goes; Keep your friends close and your enemies closer.
The best Syrian example of such a policy occurred in the 90’s when Hafez Al Assad managed one hell of a balancing act with most regional [...]

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May 29th, 2008 | Re: ‘Syrian Israeli Peace Process

Unfortunately, I am a firm believer that the Israeli governments’ strategic policy has been and continues to be one of maintaining controllable conflict in the region. Because they feel that if peace and prosperity should ever reign across the region for a long period of time. Israel would lose its primary justification in requesting US [...]

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