Matthew RJ Brodsky
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Title Publication Date
Syria's Kurds: Between Ankara and Washington - أكراد سوريا بين أنقرة وواشنطن Sky News Arabia (Arabic) November 18, 2018
Will Russia and the U.S. Agree to Remove Iran from Syria? Al-Ghad TV (Arabic) November 15, 2018
Will Turkey Work with the U.S. in Syria? The Mike Siegel Show November 14, 2018
An Economic Means to a Political End in Syria The National Interest November 12, 2018
The Crisis in Camp Rukban Syria نشرة يوم الجمعة 9 تشرين الثاني/نوفمبر 2018 Al-Hurra (Arabic) November 9, 2018
سياسة واشنطن الخارجية بعد الانتخابات النصفية Al-Hurra Digital November 7, 2018
Are Efforts to Reach a Deal Between Moscow and Washington at a Deadlock Over Assad's Future? Sky News Arabia (Arabic) October 31, 2018
Did the U.S. Send a Drone Swarm at Russia's Hmeimim Airport in Syria? Al-Hadath (Arabic) October 25, 2018
Anxious Calm in Syria's Idlib Take :30 with Shayna Estulin / i24News October 18, 2018
Beware Russia's Endgame in Syria The Weekly Standard October 17, 2018
No Reconstruction Assistance in Syria Until Iran Withdraws and Jamal Khashoggi's Disappearance Secure Freedom Radio / The Frank Gaffney Show October 11, 2018
Syria Reconstruction and the U.S. Paper on Political Transition Sky News Arabia (Arabic) October 8, 2018
The New U.S. Strategy in Syria National Review October 7, 2018
Implications of the Russian S-300 Transfer to Syria - سوريا. مهلة الصواريخ واتفاق الاقطاب Sky News Arabia (Arabic) October 4, 2018
How Russia's S-300 Delivery to Syria Impacts U.S. and Israeli Operations Perspectives with Tracy Alexander / i24News October 3, 2018
How Trump is Turning the Corner in Syria Al-Arabiya English October 3, 2018
An Uneasy U.S.-Turkish Partnership in Syria? Alghad TV (Arabic) October 2, 2018
The Russia-Turkey Agreement on Idlib and its Impact on U.S. Policy in Syria Perspectives with Ayman Sikseck / i24News September 17, 2018
What Does the Shift in U.S. Policy Mean for Syria? Al-Arabiya / Al-Hadath (Arabic) September 7, 2018
لا لخدمة إيران في إعمار سورية - Syria's Reconstruction Shouldn't Serve Iran Al-Hurra Digital September 7, 2018
Israel Strikes in Syria as Assad and Russia Prepare to Attack Idlib Perspectives with Tracy Alexander / i24News September 4, 2018
Using Chemical Weapons Remains Trump's Red Line in Idlib - خبير: استخدام السلاح الكيماوي خط إدارة ترامب الأحمر بشأن معركة إدلب Alghad TV (Arabic) September 4, 2018
What Russia and Assad's Scorched Earth Policy in Syria Will Mean For Idlib Secure Freedom Radio / The Frank Gaffney Show September 4, 2018
متیو برادسکی: رژیم ایران اقتصاد را برای مدتی طولانی بد مدیریت کرده است- The Iranian Regime Has Mismanaged The Economy for a Very Long Time Voice of America News (Farsi) August 29, 2018
As Europe Bends to Iran, Assad and Russia Prepare for a Showdown in Syria ClearCut with Michelle Makori / i24News August 29, 2018
Piercing Through Assad's Reconstruction Mirage in Syria The National Interest August 29, 2018
Syria: Obstacles to Reconstruction and Stability A Hudson Institute Panel Discussion August 29, 2018
Is There a Russia-U.S. Consensus on Iran's Withdrawal From Syria? توافق أميركي روسي على انسحاب إيران من سوريا Al-Arabiya (Arabic) August 23, 2018
Russia's Reconstruction Scam for Syria and the Latest on the Tensions with Turkey The Mike Siegel Show August 20, 2018
A Political Solution in Syria Must Come Before Reconstruction - خبير: الحل السياسي في سوريا يجب أن يسبق إعادة الإعمار Alghad TV (Arabic) August 20, 2018
The Financial Viability of the Assad Regime in Syria A Security Studies Group Monograph August 14, 2018
The Iranian-Israeli Conflict Within the Syrian Civil War FDD's Foreign Podicy August 8, 2018
Iran Sanctions and Protests, a Syrian Scientist Assassinated, and Turkey's Problematic Behavior Secure Freedom Radio / The Frank Gaffney Show August 6, 2018
America's Turkey Problem Finally Comes to a Head National Review August 3, 2018
The Rising Tensions in Syria with Russia and the Growing Protest Movement in Iran The Mike Siegel Show August 1, 2018
A Guide to U.S. Interests in Syria for the Perplexed Newsy July 19, 2018
The 'Painful and Destructive Autopilot' of Syria's Present Course Crossroads with David Shuster and Shayna Estulin / i24News July 12, 2018
Washington Denies it Intends to Withdraw U.S. Troops from Syria واشنطن تنفي نيتها سحب قواتها من سوريا Al-Arabiya (Arabic) July 7, 2018
Israel Must Act if it Wants to Stop Iran from Reaching its Borders in Syria Crossroads with David Shuster and Shayna Estulin / i24News July 5, 2018
Elections in Turkey; Syria Offensives; Trump's 'Peace Plan'; and the UN Human Rights Council Secure Freedom Radio / The Frank Gaffney Show June 25, 2018
Southern Syria Between Settlement and Escalation الجنوب السوري بين التسوية والتصعيد 30 Minutes / Al-Hurra (Arabic) June 23, 2018
How Russia Benefited From Israel's Airstrikes in Syria The National Interest May 20, 2018
Was Trump Right to End the Iran Deal? The Spectator's Americano Podcast May 13, 2018
The Major Threats Posed By Iran Secure Freedom Radio / The Frank Gaffney Show May 11, 2018
Macron Makes a Case for the Iran Deal Perspectives with Tracy Alexander / i24News April 25, 2018
Trump's Syria Strike Is a Good Start The Weekly Standard April 20, 2018
What the U.S. Got Right - and Wrong - in the Strike on Syria Crossroads with David Shuster and Shayna Estulin / i24News April 16, 2018
What Trump's Warning to Russia over Syria Could Mean Perspectives with Tracy Alexander / i24News April 11, 2018
President Trump Weighs a Response in Syria ClearCut with Shayna Estulin / i24News April 9, 2018
What Happens the Day After We Exit Syria? The John Batchelor Show April 6, 2018
Why Leaving Syria Early Would Be a Disaster National Review April 4, 2018
The Conflict in Syria: Seven Years of Hell and No End in Sight Perspectives with Tracy Alexander / i24News March 15, 2018
Are Israel and Hezbollah on the Brink of War? Free Hour / Al-Hurra TV (Arabic) March 1, 2018
The Competing Interests Involved in Afrin, Syria The Rundown with Nurit Ben and Calev Ben-David / i24News February 19, 2018
Iran-Israel Clash Marks New Phase of Syrian Conflict The Weekly Standard February 13, 2018
The Moving Parts in the Aftermath of the Iranian-Israeli Scuffle Perspectives with Tracy Alexander / i24News February 12, 2018
The U.S. Coalition Strikes Back Against Pro-Assad Forces in Eastern Syria Perspectives with Sarah Coates / i24News February 8, 2018
Unprecedented U.S.-Turkish Tension with the Afrin Operation Al-Hurra TV (Arabic) January 25, 2018
All We Have to Do in Syria is Prevent the Return of ISIS and Diminish Iran The Weekly Standard January 24, 2018
A Year of Trump Shaking up U.S. Foreign Policy ClearCut with Michelle Makori / i24News January 21, 2018
The Fate of Iran's Nuclear Program after the Latest Extension 30 Minutes / Al-Hurra TV (Arabic) January 13, 2018
Collaborative Middle East Proliferation; Tehran Filling the Syrian Vacuum; Safeguarding Israel's Golan Heights Secure Freedom Radio / The Frank Gaffney Show December 11, 2017
With Syria Strikes, Israel Attempts to Send a Message to Trump and Putin The Weekly Standard December 5, 2017
The Hariri Aftermath in Lebanon and the Geneva Peace Process for Syria The Rundown with Nurit Ben and Calev Ben-David / i24News December 5, 2017
Are the Views of the Trump Administration and Gulf States Compatible on Iran? Al-Hurra TV (Arabic) December 4, 2017
Hariri's Return to Lebanon and the Next Round of Talks for Syria's Future Special Edition with Jeff Smith / i24News November 25, 2017
Iran's Future in Syria and the Strategic Partnership with Russia ClearCut with Michelle Makori / i24News November 15, 2017
How the U.S.- Russia Agreement on Syria is Bad for Israel The Rundown with Nurit Ben and Calev Ben-David / i24News November 14, 2017
America's Missing Plan in the Middle East Stateside with David Shuster / i24News November 10, 2017
One Year Later: The Trump Effect in the Middle East Perspectives with Tracy Alexander / i24News November 8, 2017
Iran and the Geography of Faith Al-Hurra TV (Arabic) November 1, 2017
The Iran Deal Debate, Syria Policy, and the Kurdistan Regional Government Secure Freedom Radio / The Frank Gaffney Show October 31, 2017
SYRIA: Who Will Untangle the Knot of Assad? 30 Minutes / Al-Hurra TV (Arabic) October 28, 2017
How Iran and Russia are Set to Prosper from Assad's Lucrative Reconstruction Contracts in Syria ClearCut with Michelle Makori / i24News October 23, 2017
What's Next for ISIS after Raqqa? Stateside with David Shuster / i24News October 17, 2017
The U.S. Needs to Shift Focus from ISIS to Iran The Rundown with Calev Ben-David / i24News October 17, 2017
What's Behind the Rising Turkish-U.S. Tensions and Turkey's Incursion into Northwest Syria? Perspectives with Tracy Alexander / i24News October 9, 2017
Why Obama's Iran Policy Has Turned Out Bad for the Middle East Al-Hurra TV (Arabic) October 2, 2017
The Kurdish Referendum, the Iraqi Central Government, and America's Middle East Leverage Secure Freedoom Radio / The Frank Gaffney Show September 28, 2017
A New Era for the Kurdish People? Pespectives with Tracy Alexander / i24News September 27, 2017
Kexit: How Kurdish Independence Could Reshape the Middle East The National Interest September 22, 2017
Egyptian Middle East Peace Efforts, Hezbollah's Drones, and the Syrian Challenge to Israel Perspectives with Denise Wood / i24News September 19, 2017
The New Evil Axis of Weapons Proliferation Al-Hurra Digital September 16, 2017
Russia, Turkey, and Iran Reach Another Deal in Syria Crossroads with Michelle Makori & David Shuster / i24News September 15, 2017
Hezbollah Declares Victory in Syria and the Future of the Iran Deal Debrief with Nurit Ben / i24News September 12, 2017
North Korea, Iran, and Syria: The Strategic Partnership Secure Freedoom Radio / The Frank Gaffney Show September 7, 2017
Is North Korea's Behavior Emboldening Iran? News Desk with Eliot Coe-Hayne / i24News September 6, 2017
What Assad's Gains in Deir ez-Zor Mean for Syria & What's Next for the Iran Deal Perspectives with Denise Wood / i24News September 5, 2017
The North Korean Axis of Middle East Proliferation National Review August 31, 2017
Ceasefire with ISIS on Syria-Lebanon Border and the Role of the UN Perspectives with Denise Wood / i24News August 28, 2017
North Korea Missile Launch and ISIS on its Heels ClearCut with Erica Pitzi / i24News August 25, 2017
Will Hezbollah End Up With U.S. Weapons? The Newsmakers / TRT World August 21, 2017
U.S. Policy Problems in Lebanon and How to Ditch the Iran Deal Secure Freedoom Radio / The Frank Gaffney Show August 18, 2017
Israeli Security Chiefs Head to Washington to Discuss Iran, Syria, and Lebanon ClearCut with Michelle Makori / i24News August 15, 2017
Middle East Flashpoints: The Qatar Effect in Syria and Iran Deal Options Secure Freedoom Radio / The Frank Gaffney Show August 7, 2017
U.S.-Russia Relations in the Wake of New Sanctions Perspectives with Denise Wood / i24News August 2, 2017
Trump Ending CIA Arming of Syrian Rebels Is Not a Big Policy Shift The Rundown with Denise Wood / i24News July 20, 2017
Prospects for the Ceasefire in Southwest Syria Debrief with Nurit Ben / i24News July 10, 2017
The Fight for Raqqa in Syria Perspectives with Denise Wood / i24News July 4, 2017
The U.S. is on a Collision Course with Syria and Iran Secure Freedoom Radio / The Frank Gaffney Show June 30, 2017
Iran's Challenge to America in Syria National Review June 29, 2017
Russia Warns the U.S. in Syria Perspectives with Denise Wood / i24News June 20, 2017
Iran Launches Missiles at Eastern Syria Perspectives with Denise Wood / i24News June 19, 2017
America's Political Gamble in Syria May Not Pay Off The National Interest June 11, 2017
A Requiem for the Assad-Family Dynasty in Syria National Review April 21, 2017
America's Tomahawk Telegram Sends a Clear Message to Assad The National Interest April 7, 2017
Renewed U.S.-Egyptian Relations and the Possibility of a Hezbollah-Israel War Secure Freedom Radio / The Frank Gaffney Show April 3, 2017
Recalibrating the Rules of Engagement Between Hezbollah and Israel The Hill March 27, 2017
Can Trump Refrain from Repeating His Predecessor's Mistakes in Syria? The National Interest March 18, 2017
Assad is Not the Solution in Syria The Hill March 9, 2017
Trump, the Golan Heights, and Regional Progress The Jerusalem Post February 27, 2017
The Great Game: Israeli, Hezbollah, and Iranian Edition The Huffington Post January 30, 2015
Progress on Syria Peace Talks? CCTV America January 21, 2014
Syria - World Almanac of Islamism (2012) The American Foreign Policy Council's World Almanac of Islamism 2013
Turmoil in Syria and Egypt CCTV America October 6, 2013
Dateline Defense: Syrian Diplomacy, Obama's Speech, and the Russian Plan ABC News Channel 8 "Capital Insider" September 11, 2013
Syria Crisis: Russia's Proposal Provides Obama an Exit CCTV America September 9, 2013
Obama's Shot Across Syria's Bow The Washington Times September 2, 2013
Syria Intervention: Necessary Action or Grave Mistake? CCTV America August 30, 2013
Dateline Defense: Palestinian-Israeli Peace Talks, The EU's Decision on Hezbollah, and U.S. Military Options in Syria ABC News Channel 8 "Capital Insider" July 25, 2013
Dateline Defense: The Divergent Interests in the Syrian Cauldron ABC News Channel 8 "Capital Insider" May 22, 2013
Tension on the Syrian-Israeli Border CCTV News May 21, 2013
More Than a Matter of Words The Times of Israel May 13, 2013
Israel's Game-Changer with Hezbollah The Washington Times May 8, 2013
Syria to Permit Palestinians to Attack Israel The Jerusalem Post May 7, 2013
Analysis: Israel Strikes Syria, Sends A Message To The Region Washington Jewish Week May 6, 2013
Never Mind that Red Line in Syria Rare May 2, 2013
Washington's Equivocation on Syria Secure Freedom Radio / The Frank Gaffney Show April 30, 2013
Dateline Defense: The Obama Administration's Red Line with Syria ABC News Channel 8 "Capital Insider" April 29, 2013
The Cost of Inaction in Syria The Huffington Post April 29, 2013
The Syria Crisis: Should the U.S. Get Involved? CCTV America April 26, 2013
Free Syrian Army fighters aren't extremists or 'al-Qaeda types,' group's DC fundraiser insists The Times of Israel September 29, 2012
U.S. at a Crossroads inFOCUS Quarterly September 13, 2012
The American Debate Over Syria CCTV: The Heat June 24, 2012
Update on the Situation in Syria Secure Freedom Radio / The Frank Gaffney Show May 30, 2012
'Jihad Central' in Syria The Times of Israel May 24, 2012
Flunking the Syria Test The Journal of International Security Affairs Spring/Summer 2012
Consistently Inconsistent on Syria The Times of Israel April 27, 2012
Russia's Show of Syrian Force The Huffington Post April 5, 2012
The 'Desert Rose' Who's Standing by her Murderous Husband The Times of Israel April 3, 2012
The View from Israel: Interview with Yoram Hessel inFOCUS Quarterly February 15, 2012
Crisis in Syria CCTV News February 12, 2012
Wrong Assumptions on Syria American Spectator February 1, 2012
A Look at the Civil War in Syria TBD / News Channel 8 "Capital Insider" December 1, 2011
Where is Syria Headed? Secure Freedom Radio November 16, 2011
The Case for Intervening in Syria The National Interest November 16, 2011
Putting the Squeeze on Syria New York Daily News November 14, 2011
The U.S. Must Ratchet Up Pressure on Syria The Guardian November 4, 2011
Palestinian Statehood and Middle East Unrest: An Interview with Amos Yadlin inFOCUS Quarterly September 15, 2011
Syria - World Almanac of Islamism (2011) The American Foreign Policy Council's World Almanac of Islamism June 21, 2011
America's Irresponsible Silence on Syria The American Spectator May 11, 2011
Where's that reset button? Jerusalem Post January 6, 2011
Obama and the Syrian Trap YNet News January 5, 2011
Syria's Dangerous Behavior Secure Freedom Radio January 3, 2011
Syria and the Obama Administration National Security Policy Proceedings Vol 2 - Center for Security Policy Summer 2010
Of Trees and Tribunals: Lebanon's Growing Headache American Thinker August 8, 2010
Assessing U.S. Counterterrorism Strategies: An Interview with Michael Chertoff inFOCUS Quarterly May 27, 2010
Hope Over Experience With Syria inFOCUS Quarterly Spring 2010
Middle East Scorecard: An Interview with Lee Smith inFOCUS Quarterly February 28, 2010
Dithering on Damascus The Jerusalem Post February 23, 2010
Saudi Arabia Appoints Ambassador to Syria The Jerusalem Post July 7, 2009
Why Syrian-Israeli Peace Deals Fail inFOCUS Quarterly Spring 2009
On the Road to Damascus The Washington Times February 26, 2009
American Carrots for Syrian Sticks? The Jerusalem Post November 26, 2008

Blog Posts

Title Publication Date
Chemical Weapons Attack Kills Over 1,000 in Syria Blog August 22, 2013
Syria's al-Nusra Front Pledges Allegiance to Al-Qaeda Blog April 11, 2013
Syria's Escalating Violence Promises Further Regional Instability Blog June 28, 2012
Losing Focus Blog May 26, 2011
The Syrian Spring is a Gift, Will Obama Open It? Blog May 12, 2011

Book Reviews

Book Title Publication Date
The Truth About Syria
by Barry Rubin
The Journal of International Security Affairs Spring 2009

Announcements

Title Publication Date
Event Invitation: Syria: Obstacles to Reconstruction and Stability - Wednesday, August 29, 12:00pm - 1:30pm ET Announcement August 29, 2018
The Financial Viability of the Assad Regime in Syria Announcement August 14, 2018
Controlled Chaos: The Escalation of Conflict between Israel and Iran in War-Torn Syria Announcement July 11, 2018

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