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The devil we know

As the warmongering rhetoric against the Syrian regime reaches fever pitch, it seems the prospect of any kind of measured, diplomatic response to last week’s apparent chemical weapons attack on a Damascus suburb is now receding into the blur of … Continue reading

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Woke up, fell out of bed …

Putin berates the west over proposal to arm rebels The Guardian, Monday 17 June 2013 Russian President Vladimir Putin said: “You will not deny that one does not really need to support the people who not only kill their enemies, … Continue reading

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Woke up, fell out of bed …

Cameron pledges support for ‘genuine’ Syrian opposition The Guardian, Sunday 16 June 2013 David Cameron has welcomed President Obama’s announcement [on supplying arms to Syrian rebels], although he has yet to decide whether to follow the president’s lead. However, he … Continue reading

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Deliberate provocation?

Turkey wasted no time responding to the shelling of its border town, Akcakale, on Wednesday. Before Damascus had a chance to conjure up any sort of rational spin in response to the mortar strike, Turkish prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan … Continue reading

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Arab Springwatch

Prepare to be intrigued and amazed by the world at the edges of our human landscape, the places we like to forget about – the seemingly endless desert wastelands, the rural poverty, the chaotic urbanisation and more. Intriguingly, these places … Continue reading

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