Former State Department, CIA and NSC official Flynt Leverett discusses US policy on Syria and Iran; why most Syrians don’t support the radical Islamic rebellion; how US interference prevents a power sharing agreement and an end to violence; the Obama administration’s ideological blinders; delusions of post-Cold War American hegemony in the Middle East; why secular liberal governments rarely come to power after regime changes; and Bibi Netanyahu’s game of brinksmanship on war with Iran.

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