Western Stars on the Eastern Sands: Jon Stewart, Russel Brand, and John Kerry
Published June 23rd, 2013 - 04:00 GMT
Jon Stewart made a surprise guest appearance on Bassem Yousef's 'Al Bernameg' and he did not disappoint; Russel Brand backs out of Middle Eastern tour; Kerry about to fail Syria; and the European Council of Foreign Relations talks Syria.
Were American policy different, in Saudi Arabia and Qatar, Kerry could avail himself of an opportunity to tell those two Persian Gulf kleptocracies to start winding down the war. Unfortunately, he probably won’t do that.
The European Council of Foreign Relations' website is hosting a roundtable of views from around the region on the Syrian conflict that's very much worth reading to get a hold of the complexity of its regional dimension.