Sunday, June 3, 2012

Might is Right in Syria

For those of you who still bother visiting this site, I've been on a long hiatus preparing for the launch of a new refereed Middle East e-journal at Boston College.  The Levantine Review is now live and still accepting essays for review (until September 30) and possible publication in the Fall 2012 issue.

I also thought, before reactivating this blog, to revisit an essay on Syria from earlier this year.  It seems to me that what is currently happening in Northern Lebanon (the heavy clashes between Sunnis and Alawites/Shi'ites) might fit into the Assad's "re-ordering" of the Eastern Mediterranean, in preparation for the impending Alawite Canton.