Category Archives: Editorials

Is Turkey moving toward ‘hard power’ over Syria?

By: Mustafa Akyol Istanbul, Turkey – The downing of a Turkish jet over the Mediterranean last Friday by a Syrian missile took Turkish-Syrian tensions to a new level. Though the Turkish government did not declare war as some expected, and … Continue reading

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Syria’s Escalating Violence Targets Women

By: Mehrunisa Qayyum I want to understand why the senior White House official could not explain how dealing with Syria through a variety of coordinated measures would help stabilize the Middle East region at the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) convention … Continue reading

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Syria: Why Gulf States Want Regime Change

By: Prasanta Kumar Pradhan The Gulf Cooperation Council countries have their own reasons to believe that a regime change in Damascus is necessary. They do not enjoy a warm relationship with Syria; instead, they see it as a strategic ally … Continue reading

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What to do with Syria?

By: Abdulhamit Bilici Just as diagnosis of a patient is of vital importance in medicine, similarly we should diagnose the crisis with Syria that was sparked after the downing of a Turkish military jet by the Baath regime in the … Continue reading

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Editorial: An omen of how Syria’s conflict could spread

When the Syrians shot down a Turkish military jet at the weekend, Turkey’s government responded with commendable moderation. But the temperature rose yesterday when the country’s Deputy Prime Minister, Bulent Arinc, revealed that Syria had gone on to fire on … Continue reading

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Editorial: Life in Homs

By: @BigAlBrand In here you’ll read exactly what I’ve experienced on Thursday, June 14th, 2012. I woke up at 5 AM after three hours of “sleep”, checked if there’s nearby shooting or shelling, got dressed then went out to the … Continue reading

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Editorial: Obama’s foreign policy belly flop

By: Jennifer Rubin As a candidate he sneered at the Bush foreign policy, promised “smart diplomacy” and prepared to exploit his “historic” election around the globe. It didn’t work out that way. New evidence of President Obama’s utter ineffectiveness in … Continue reading

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Editorial: The right to resist is universal: A farewell to Al Akhbar and Assad’s apologists

By: Max Blumenthal “Syrian weapons are being used – most unfortunately – against our camp, while the rulers of Damascus continue to repeat that they are here in Lebanon in order to defend our camp. This is a murderous lie, … Continue reading

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Editorial: Syria Creates Handwringing, But No Intervention

The fighting in Syria has been escalating. The U.N. peace effort is in shambles. And there’s no appetite right now for outside military intervention. The Syrian crisis is prompting renewed calls for international action, and there have been plenty of … Continue reading

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Lost in a life outside Syria

By: Lauren Wolfe I met photojournalist Matilde Gattoni very recently on Facebook, which is to say we haven’t actually met in person. Even so, she’s already made an impression on me. Her work has a way of highlighting humanity—literally in … Continue reading

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