Joshua Landis

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Name: Joshua Landis
First reported Jul 18 2014 - Updated Jul 19 2014 - 1 reports

Did Obama Know that ISIS Planned to Invade Iraq?

Today’s head-scratcher: How could a two-mile long column of jihadi-filled white Toyota Land rovers barrel across the Syrian border into Iraq–sending plumes of dust up into the atmosphere –without US spy satellites detecting their whereabouts when those ... [Published CounterPunch - Jul 18 2014]
First reported Jul 17 2014 - Updated Jul 17 2014 - 1 reports

OPINION: Despite Destruction of Chemical Weapons Syria to Retain Power in Middle East

While Syria has started destruction of its chemical weapons stockpiles, some believe that when all the weapons are destroyed, Syria will lose the leverage against its neighbors. But experts say that Damascus will still have ruffs to play with.About 200 ... [Published Russia Profile - Jul 17 2014]
First reported Jul 17 2014 - Updated Jul 17 2014 - 1 reports

Assad Claims Syrian Presidential Seat

TEMPO.CO , Jakarta -Bashar al-Assad was sworn in yesterday as Syria's president for a new seven-years term. According to the media, Assad won the first ever presidential election in Syria’s history. He won the election, which was conducted last June, ... [Published Tempo.co - Jul 17 2014]
First reported Jul 16 2014 - Updated Jul 17 2014 - 3 reports

Syrian President Begins Third Term

CAIRO, EGYPT —Syrian President Bashar al Assad took the oath of office Wednesday for a third seven year term in office, amid a three-year-old civil war across much of the country.Unlike his two previous ceremonies, President Assad took the oath of office ... [Published VOA News - Jul 16 2014]
First reported Jul 14 2014 - Updated Jul 14 2014 - 1 reports

Battle over Aleppo nears as Assad reasserts power

GAZIANTEP, TURKEY — After more than three years of civil war in Syria, government troops are advancing to retake Aleppo, the country’s largest city, and possibly deliver a crushing blow to the rebellion against the regime of President Bashar Assad.Defeating ... [Published Leaf Chronicle - Jul 14 2014]
First reported Jun 28 2014 - Updated Jun 28 2014 - 1 reports

Bashshar and the `Alawite state

I know that Western (and Saudi) media love this story, that Bashshar want to rule an `Alawite enclave, but what evidence does Landis has that this was ever a dream for Bashshar or his father?  I think that both want to rule over all of Syria and not one ... [Published The Angry Arab News Service/وكالة أنباء العربي ... - Jun 28 2014]
First reported Jun 24 2014 - Updated Jun 24 2014 - 1 reports

Did Obama Know that ISIS Planned to Invade Iraq?

Mike WhitneyRINF Alternative News“I think we have to understand first how we got here. We have been arming ISIS (the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria ) in Syria .  ISIS, an al Qaeda offshoot, has been collaborating with the Syrian rebels whom the Obama ... [Published RINF.com - Jun 24 2014]
First reported Jun 16 2014 - Updated Jun 17 2014 - 2 reports

Between A Rock And A Sectarian Bloodbath

Harith Hasan examines how Iraq’s Sunni population views ISIS:Most Sunnis maintain their suspicious view of the Shiite-dominated government in Baghdad, but they do not see ISIS as a good alternative. It is true that ISIS has largely invested in the sectarian ... [Published Atlantic Monthly - Jun 16 2014]
First reported Jun 16 2014 - Updated Jun 17 2014 - 1 reports

Understanding Iraq's sectarian divide

CNN's Jim Clancy speaks with Middle East expert Joshua Landis who explains why Iraqi cities are falling to militants from ISIS. ... [Published CNN.com - Video - Jun 16 2014]
First reported Jun 15 2014 - Updated Jun 15 2014 - 1 reports

Joshua Landis & Robert Ford discuss Syria at Wilson Center event

Joshua Landis, Robert Ford (former US Ambassador to Syria), and Hadi Al Bahra (Syrian opposition) each gave unique perspectives on Syria policy in a recent event with the Wilson Center, moderated by Aaron David Miller. Dr. Landis outlined three possible ... [Published Syria Comment - Jun 15 2014]
First reported May 07 2014 - Updated May 07 2014 - 3 reports

Iranian Commander Lets Slip That Revolutionary Guard Is Fighting in Syria

Iran’s military involvement in Syria’s civil war is not much of a secret. Yet when a commander in the Revolutionary Guard Corps spoke openly about it on Sunday, the Iranian news story reporting his comments lasted only a few hours online before authorities ... [Published TIME.com - May 07 2014]
First reported May 04 2014 - Updated May 04 2014 - 1 reports

Interview with Joshua Landis: Syrian rebels in 'chaos'

<a style="font-size: 15px; font-weight: bold;font-decoration: none;" href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AmyfUf9D1Vk&feature=youtube_gdata"&gt;Interview with Joshua Landis: Syrian rebels in 'chaos' Syria analyst, Joshua Landis, has told Al Jazeera ... [Published Al Jazeera - YouTube - May 04 2014]
Entities: Joshua Landis, Syria, Chaos

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"he's going to say: 'i am the state, i am syria, and if the west wants access to syrians, they have to come through me'" said Joshua Landis, an expert on Syria based at the University of Oklahoma in the United States
"syria is really its four big cities. if (assad) can retake aleppo - the last big city contested by rebels, he will feel that he has destroyed the rebellion and retaken syria" said Joshua Landis, director of the Center for Middle East Studies at the University of Oklahoma

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Did Obama Know that ISIS Planned to Invade Iraq? [Published CounterPunch - Jul 18 2014]
OPINION: Despite Destruction of Chemical Weapon... [Published Russia Profile - Jul 17 2014]
Assad Claims Syrian Presidential Seat [Published Tempo.co - Jul 17 2014]
Syrian President Begins Third Term [Published VOA News - Jul 16 2014]
Syria's Assad to be sworn in, set out plans for... [Published NewsRT.co.uk - Jul 16 2014]
Syria's Assad to be sworn in, set out plans for... [Published Yahoo! Maktoob News - Jul 16 2014]
Battle over Aleppo nears as Assad reasserts power [Published Leaf Chronicle - Jul 14 2014]
Battle over Syria's Aleppo nears [Published Visalia Times-Delta - Jul 13 2014]
Bashshar and the `Alawite state [Published The Angry Arab News Service/وكالة أنباء العربي ... - Jun 28 2014]
America’s “Nonconventional War” against Syria: ... [Published Global Research - Jun 28 2014]
The Middle East That France and Britain Drew Is... [Published The New Republic Online - Jun 27 2014]
Breaking Up Iraq Could Support Putin's Effort t... [Published Huffington Post - Jun 25 2014]
Did Obama Know that ISIS Planned to Invade Iraq? [Published RINF.com - Jun 24 2014]
Why ISIS Won't Stop With Iraq [Published Zero Hedge - Jun 18 2014]
Iraq says it stopped Islamic militants 35 miles... [Published Los Angeles Times - Jun 18 2014]
Seven Myths [Published Outlook India - Jun 17 2014]
Understanding Iraq's sectarian divide - CNN.com... [Published DailyMe.Com - Jun 16 2014]
Between A Rock And A Sectarian Bloodbath [Published Atlantic Monthly - Jun 16 2014]
Between A Rock And A Sectarian Bloodbath [Published The Daily Dish | By Andrew Sullivan - Jun 16 2014]
Understanding Iraq's sectarian divide [Published CNN.com - Video - Jun 16 2014]
7 Myths about the Radical Sunni Advance in Iraq [Published Informed Comment - Jun 16 2014]
Joshua Landis & Robert Ford discuss Syria at Wi... [Published Syria Comment - Jun 15 2014]
Syria’s election: “How can I vote for my killer?” [Published ASHARQ AL-AWSAT ( english) - Jun 03 2014]
Iranian Commander Lets Slip That Revolutionary ... [Published TIME.com - May 07 2014]
Iranian Commander Lets Slip That Revolutionary ... [Published The Middle East Blog - TIME.com - May 07 2014]
Iranian Commander Lets Slip That Revolutionary ... [Published The China Blog - May 07 2014]
Interview with Joshua Landis: Syrian rebels in ... [Published Al Jazeera - YouTube - May 04 2014]
The Syrian Uprising at Three Years [Published Syria Comment - Mar 17 2014]
Expert says there's evidence of Saudi fighters ... [Published Al Jazeera - YouTube - Mar 04 2014]
US policy likely ineffective in Syria [Published Turkish Press - Feb 19 2014]
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Bashshar and the `Alawite state [Published The Angry Arab News Service/وكالة أنباء العربي ... - Jun 28 2014]
I know that Western (and Saudi) media love this story, that Bashshar want to rule an `Alawite enclave, but what evidence does Landis has that this was ever a dream for Bashshar or his father?  I think that both want to rule over all of Syria and not one ...
Why ISIS Won't Stop With Iraq [Published Zero Hedge - Jun 18 2014]
Submitted by Claude Salhani of OilPrice.com , The slaughterhouse that Iraq has become in the past week is the stuff that nightmares are made of. And this is just the beginning.  The threat emanating from the group calling itself the Islamic State ...
Between A Rock And A Sectarian Bloodbath [Published The Daily Dish | By Andrew Sullivan - Jun 16 2014]
Harith Hasan examines how Iraq’s Sunni population views ISIS: Most Sunnis maintain their suspicious view of the Shiite-dominated government in Baghdad, but they do not see ISIS as a good alternative. It is true that ISIS has largely invested ...
Understanding Iraq's sectarian divide [Published CNN.com - Video - Jun 16 2014]
CNN's Jim Clancy speaks with Middle East expert Joshua Landis who explains why Iraqi cities are falling to militants from ISIS. ...
7 Myths about the Radical Sunni Advance in Iraq [Published Informed Comment - Jun 16 2014]
By Juan Cole Already in the past week and a half, many assertions are becoming commonplace in the inside-the-Beltway echo chamber about Iraq’s current crisis that are poorly grounded in knowledge of the country. Here are some sudden truisms that should ...
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