The Crumbling anti-Assad Alliance

Washington is cautious, Riyadh is inconsistent and Cairo has its own problems; Moscow and Tehran can count the Syrian president’s reelection as a victory.

Unlike his Egyptian counterpart, Syria’s newly reelected president isn’t facing any policy dilemmas: He will simply continue fighting the rebel militias with funding from Iran and Russia, bolstered by the added “legitimacy” of being an “elected president.” But in truth, Bashar Assad’s regime hasn’t looked endangered at any time over the last year, once it became...