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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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Worsening sectarian strife in Syria puts the West in a quandary Al Jazeera, Tuesday 17th December 2013 Prime Minister David Cameron said on Monday that British troops could leave Afghanistan next year with a sense of having accomplished their mission, … 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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A vision of post-Assad democracy BBC News, Tuesday 28 August 2012 French President Francois Hollande has urged Syrian opposition groups to form a provisional government. “France asks the Syrian opposition to constitute a provisional government that is inclusive, representative, that … Continue reading

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