January 25, 2014

Syria Isn't Showing Us a New World Order

Doug Saunders, Globe and Mail

The Associated Press

Is this what a leaderless world looks like? That was the reaction of many to the scene this week in Geneva, where most of the world’s powers gathered to try, and almost certainly fail, to bring an end to the awful civil war in Syria.

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January 22, 2014
WikiLeaks, Drought and Syria
Thomas Friedman, New York Times
So to Iran and Saudi Arabia, who are funding the proxy war in Syria between Sunnis and Shiites/Alawites, all I can say is that you are fighting for control of a potential human/ecological disaster zone. more ››
January 22, 2014
We're Witness to a New Holocaust in Syria
The Scotsman
Yesterday’s revelations were timed to coincide with peace talks due to begin today in Switzerland. Some interested parties are clearly concerned a “peace settlement” might simply entrench the Assad regime and allow its... more ››
January 22, 2014
How Iran Played the UN -- and Drove the U.S. Nuts
Lynch & Hudson, FP
U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon recently undertook one of the most sensitive diplomatic initiatives of his U.N. career: spearheading a plan to secure Iranian support for a political transition in Syria aimed at pushing... more ››
January 22, 2014
Why Geneva II Won't End Syria's War
Jamie Dettmer, The Daily Beast
Russia and the West launched peace talks in Switzerland today in the hopes of ending Syria’s three-year civil war, but all signs point to the conference being an epic failure. more ››
January 22, 2014
Liberte, Egalite, Jihad
Theodore Dalrymple, City Journal
Why are disaffected French youth exchanging France for Syria? more ››