Daniel Drezner notes civil wars going transnational: Iranians meddling in Iraq, and Ethiopia invading Somalia (on account of the Islamist side of the Somali conflict threatening to target Ethiopia).
Speaking of which, Lebanese Druze leader Walid Jumblatt says “the opposition wants to turn this beautiful, prosperous, and (culturally) diverse country into (another) Somalia.” Jumblatt also has some interesting things to say about the Iran-Syria alliance, as Cliff May highlights.
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