Category Archives: Editorials

Editorial: Will limited US aid to Syria rebels hasten the end of war, or prolong it?

Henry Kissinger allegedly said of the Iran-Iraq war that raged so bloodily in the 1980s that “it’s too bad they both can’t lose.” Though that’s far from the US position on the Syrian civil war, the tepid support the US … Continue reading

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Editorial: Syria demands a new policy

Typhoid and hepatitis outbreaks are spreading. At least 70,000 people are dead, and there are 850,000 refugees. After covering the battle for Damascus for a month, my colleague – photographer Goran Tomasevic – declared the situation a “bloody stalemate” this … Continue reading

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Editorial: Israel plays a new game with old rules

Last week newspapers reported that Israel attacked Syria. It is true that Israeli planes attacked a Syrian convoy carrying antiaircraft weapons. However this does not mean that the attack targeted Syria. The main target of the raid seems to be … Continue reading

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Editorial: Obama’s failure in Syria

By: Richard Cohen There are two kinds of wars, we are told — wars of choice and wars of necessity. The former is to be avoided and the latter fought with appropriate reluctance. World War II was a good and … Continue reading

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War Drives Businesses of Aleppo Into Exile

In an unheated apartment in Istanbul, Mohammed Sahsoun, a businessman who fled the fighting in Syria, has set up a tiny garment factory. Here, on a chilly day, Mr. Sahsoun and the other proprietors of the shop welcomed a 32-year-old … Continue reading

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Editorial: NATO missiles on the Turkey-Syria border: A big blow to Assad?

The western military alliance is moving to the front lines for the first time in Syria’s 20-month civil war NATO agreed on Tuesday to deploy Patriot anti-missile batteries on Turkey’s volatile border with Syria. Turkey, a NATO member, requested the … Continue reading

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Editorial: Palestinians in Syria forced to pick sides

For decades, the Palestinians who fled to Syria after the Arab-Israeli wars were seen as loyal supporters of the ruling Assad family, which provided a safe and stable haven to them and their representatives. But the bloody conflict inside Syria … Continue reading

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Editorial: Gaza ceasefire: Syria’s shrinking influence now exposed

No one is taking bets on how solid the ceasefire between Israel and the Palestinians will prove to be. But the Gaza conflict has highlighted one apparently permanent change in the Middle East – the shrinking influence of Syria, stuck … Continue reading

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Editorial: Syria’s refugees must not be forgotten

Winters in the hills of Syria and Turkey can be harsh, as tens of thousands of refugees from Assad’s brutal attempt to crush his own people are now discovering. Even for those who know how tough winter can be, there … Continue reading

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Analysis: Why Britain could intervene in Syria

By: Con Coughlin The deepening humanitarian crisis on Turkey’s border with Syria, together with fears that the Syrian conflict is threatening to destabilise other parts of the region, are the factors that are driving the Government’s determination to adopt a … Continue reading

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