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CIA, Syrian Intelligence and the Russian SVR: Competition for Syria

By Dr. Terry Simmons
In Homeland Security Guest Contributor

This is a critical examination of the tragic events unfolding in Syria as the last episode of a phenomenon known as the Arab Spring which has spread across North Africa and into Syria. The three intelligence agencies, the CIA, the Mukhabarat, and the SVR, of the United States, Syria, and the Russian Federation respectively, have served as covert conduits for their state and non-state patrons’ efforts to maximize political advantage in this intense struggle for Syria and contiguous regional geopolitical space.

Possibility of a Western Strike on Syria

William Tucker
Chief Corespondent for In Homeland Security

In this In Homeland Security podcast, William Tucker, Chief Correspondent for In Homeland Security, and Phillip Smyth, a researcher for the University of Maryland and expert on Syria and Lebanon, discuss the potential for a response to a U.S. punitive strike against the Syrian regime.

The Possibility of a Western Strike on Syria by APUS

Washington Looks to Syria

William Tucker
Chief Corespondent for In Homeland Security

When Secretary of State John Kerry addressed the chemical weapons attack in Syria yesterday, he didn’t mince words and by the end of the speech it appeared that the U.S. had decided on a military strike against the Assad regime. News today indicates that the U.S. has been moving assets to the region in preparation for a limited strike using air and sea power, though the targets of this are still debated.