The Rise of "Little Syria" under a Russian Umbrella

(Israel Hayom) Eyal Zisser - Israel's concern over Islamic State's rise to prominence has taken a back seat to its concern over the establishment of "Little Syria," which would supposedly be controlled by Assad but in actuality be under the thumb of Iran and Hizbullah. Everyone in this Little Syria will enjoy the safety of the Russian umbrella. The Americans could help this materialize because they are liable to sacrifice certain principles for the sake of fighting Islamic State, and even come to terms with Iranian and Hizbullah forces battling IS on Syrian soil. Prof. Eyal Zisser is former director of the Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies at Tel Aviv University.

2015-09-22 00:00:00

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