Analyst: Syrian hostilities bring Middle East catastrophe closer

Editor’s Note: Fawaz A. Gerges a professor of international relations at the London School of Economics where he directs the Middle East Centre.

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Gerges: Israel's alleged involvement changes the dynamics of Syrian struggle

Iran stated it would aid Syria if it is attacked by Israel, but it is unlikely it would retaliate directly

A political solution will put an end to the bloodshed and prevent a region-wide conflict, he says

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What Syria asserts is Israel’s launch of two air strikes on Damascus last week presents a m