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Chaos in the midst of chaos

It must be possible to make sense of the Sunni-Shia conflict in the Middle East. It starts out straightforward enough – on one side you have the Alawite Assad regime desperately trying to cling to power in Syria (the Alawites … Continue reading

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Syria, through David Cameron’s rose-tinted glasses

David Cameron apparently acquired an impressive pair of rose-tinted glasses during the Whitsun break. Describing the situation in Syria through the distorted prism of his new spectacles, similar to those worn by BBC correspondents, the prime minister told the House … Continue reading

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