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Syria

Peace In Syria?

THE Russo-American accord on the destruction of chemical weapons in Syria, arrived at in Geneva last month, suggests three scenarios. The immediate one is covered by the agreed Framework for Elimination of Syrian Chemical Weapons and the UN…

‘Humanitarian’ Intervention

Sovereignty cannot be a shield for tyrants to commit one murder; nor can it be an excuse for the international community to turn a blind eye. This is what US President Obama remarked in his address to the UN General Assembly. He further…

The Price Of Hyper-Intervention

The Syrian crisis dominated debate at an international conference last week in Stockholm that reviewed a range of global strategic issues. Organised by the London-based Institute of Strategic Studies, the meeting discussed several key…

An Epic Victory

The US is not now bombing Syria. Let’s savor that again: for the moment at least, the US is not now bombing Syria. That alone qualifies as an epic, unprecedented victory for the SuperPower of Peace, the global movement to end war, win…

Syria: A Chance For Honest Diplomacy

It’s an irony of history that an adversary can sometimes rescue you from trouble better than a friend. So when Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov proposed that the US should defer its planned military attack on Syria if Damascus…

Sparring Over Syria

Syria is the greatest tragedy after Afghanistan, Iraq and Rwanda. Yet, the discussion over this tragedy is becoming tangential, turning attention from the carnage taking place in Syria on a daily basis. For most people, it is a matter of…

Islam’s Ground Zero

It is time now to say what has never been said this explicitly: the Shia-Sunni divide in Islam is its unquestioned soft underbelly. And Syria, in its current manifestation, is the most unfortunate exhibit of this. It has mostly been a case…