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Disaster in the Levant: the Syrian Civil War in its fourth year

Fathom Magazine, 2/6  The Syrian Civil War is now grinding on into its fourth year. Over 150,000 people have died, and tens more are being killed every day in the ongoing fighting. Millions have lost their homes. Many will almost … Continue reading

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Assad’s boasts vs. Syrian reality

Jerusalem Post, 11/4.  Syrian President Bashar Assad this week said that he expects that in the course of 2014, major military operations in Syria will end.  Following this, all that will remain will be the need to deal with the … Continue reading

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Assad’s North Korean Connection

Jerusalem Post, 1/11. Reports have emerged this week indicating the presence of North Korean military personnel in Syria. They note that 15 North Korean helicopter pilots are operating on behalf of the Assad regime within the country. The reports have … Continue reading

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The Fragmented Forces Behind Assad

Jerusalem Post, 27/9 The conflict in Syria tends to be seen as one between a disparate, fragmented rebellion and a centralized dictatorial regime. That characterization of the rebellion is correct. The view of the Assad regime as a centralized, monolithic … Continue reading

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Chemical Assad

The place of WMD in the dictator’s war strategy, Jerusalem Post, 30/8. As US and western forces prepare for what looks like imminent action in Syria, the debate over the chemical strike in Damascus continues. Why, opponents of intervention argue, … Continue reading

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Plagiarized?

A BBC-Watch site accuses a BBC journalist of cribbing from one of my articles: http://biasedbbc.org/blog/2013/05/10/curious/ Yesterday I praised Paul Danahar for his realistic and reasoned analysis of the situation in Syria and compared it favourably against the efforts of Mark … Continue reading

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The Failure of Western Policy on Syria

Tower Magazine, May, 2013 The Syrian civil war has now entered its third year with no end in sight. Over 70,000 people have died. 1.5 million refugees have fled Syria, with another two million displaced within the country’s borders. According … Continue reading

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