Podcast: How Israel is Negotiating the Syrian Conflict

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A fire burns inside an Assad regime defense facility after an Israeli strike, April 2017

After Thursday’s Israeli missile strike near the Damascus International Airport and Mezzeh airbase, I spoke with Austria’s Radio FM4 about Israel’s view of the Syrian conflict and how Tel Aviv is protecting its interests.

The discussion includes Israel’s primary objective, keeping the Assad regime’s allies Iran and Hezbollah away from the border with the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights; Tel Aviv’s view of Assad’s future and the alternatives; and Israel’s maneuvers in its rapprochement with Russia.

See also Developing: “Huge Blasts” at Regime Airbase Near Damascus — Israel Responsible?

Listen to Discussion at 13:29

TOP PHOTO: Fire near Damascus International Airport after Thursday’s Israeli attack

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Scott Lucas is Professor of International Politics at the University of Birmingham and editor-in-chief of EA WorldView. He is a specialist in US and British foreign policy and international relations, especially the Middle East and Iran. Formerly he worked as a journalist in the US, writing for newspapers including the Guardian and The Independent and was an essayist for The New Statesman before he founded EA WorldView in November 2008.

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