As Lakhdar Brahimi works on diplomatic efforts, a humanitarian crisis will remain for the Syrian people even if the Assad regime falls tomorrow, argues Vijay Prashad. On December 20, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights’ independent commission of inquiry on Syria released its periodic update. The short report makes for frightful reading. The numbers of dead and affected have... Continue Reading
Vijay Prashad is Professor and Director of International Studies at Trinity College, Hartford, CT. He is the author of Arab Spring, Libyan Winter (AK Press), Uncle Swami: Being South Asian in America (New Press), and Darker Nations: A People’s History of the Third World (New Press), which won the 2009 Muzaffar Ahmed Book Prize.