Credible Threats and Credible Outcomes on Syria’s Gas

September 25, 2013

Syria's appalling civil war must come to an end. The agreement that US Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov recently hammered out in Geneva will, if implemented, prove a milestone in the century-long effort to contain the horrors of modern war. For the first...

Syria: The Global Left and the “No to War” Discourse

September 16, 2013

The discourse of opponents to a military strike on Syria fell into the trap of cultural imperialism. The threat of a military strike on Syria has not aroused the enthusiasm of many. It has succeeded, however, in bringing the Syrian revolution to the discussion table. Until now, Syria has been...

Chemical Weapons in Syria: Which Type?

September 12, 2013

It is essential to assess what type of chemical weapon was used in Syria. On August 21, 2013, reports of chemical weapons being used in Syria rocked the world, as it saw news footage of people suffering from what appeared to be the effects of a chemical attack. News reports filtered in...

Chemical Attacks and Military Interventions

August 28, 2013

The only option left for Syrians is to demand a political settlement.  Images of dead bodies laid out on floors wrapped in white cloths, with no sign of blood or injury, circulated across social and news media last week to signal another horrific stage of the Syrian war. As of August...