Category Archives: Editorials

We all must be voice for refugees

Last month, I had the opportunity to travel with Refugees International to Jordan, where I met Syrian refugees living near the capital, Amman, and at the Zaatari refugee camp near the Syrian border. Their resounding request of me was simple: … Continue reading

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Editorial: Syria’s civil war: The killing fields

IS IT because America and Europe have tired of their own wars that they have started to turn their back on other people’s? The number of dead in Syria has passed 30,000. Some days over 250 bodies are added to … Continue reading

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Editorial: 3 ways the Syria ceasefire could go wrong

The U.N.’s peace envoy says Syria’s warring sides have agreed to stop fighting during Islam’s Eid al-Adha holiday. Will the truce happen and would it do any good? United Nations-Arab League envoy Lakhdar Brahimi raised hopes for a break from … Continue reading

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Editorial: In Syria, it’s past time for the United States to act

By: Richard Cohen The awful things that could have happened had the United States intervened in Syria are now happening anyway. The insurrection has become a civil war. Neighboring countries are being dragged in. A refugee crisis has been created. … Continue reading

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Editorial: The greatest danger in Syria?

Despite widespread speculation that the Baathist Party in Syria would be quickly overturned, the situation in Syria has become more complicated with the latest incident involving a cross-border attack that led to the deaths of five Turkish citizens in the … Continue reading

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Editorial: 48 hours in Syria

A red-faced fighter named Faisal arrives at the forward headquarters of the Free Syrian Army pleading for weapons. He’s just come from the front line in Sakhour, a neighborhood that has been under attack by the government’s forces for three … Continue reading

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Editorials: Is Turkey at war with Syria?

Turkey’s Parliament authorized military operations against Syria on Thursday and its military fired on targets there for a second day after deadly shelling from Syria killed five civilians in a Turkish border town. For its part, Syria admitted it was … Continue reading

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Editorial: Are Syria’s rebels guilty of war crimes?

A leading international human rights champion charges that Bashar al-Assad’s regime isn’t the only organized Syrian group committing crimes against humanity Human Rights Watch this week released a stinging report accusing the Free Syrian Army of war crimes, from torture … Continue reading

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Iran shows no hesitation about intervening in Syria

It’s been more than a year since the Obama administration began describing the downfall of Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad as a matter of time. He’s defied White House predictions in part because of his ruthlessness — more than 20,000 Syrians, … Continue reading

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Editorial: Rape in Syria: a weapon of war or instrument of terror?

In Syria, rape is being used by armed groups as a means to an end. In this context, reports have emerged detailing the use of sexual violence by Syrian armed forces and paramilitaries loyal to Assad. Last month, Human Rights … Continue reading

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