Posts Tagged: syrian civil war
As in the 1940s in Palestine, some opposition recruits have gone to Syria motivated by extremist ideologies and with the intention to commit acts of terrorism. But most have more prosaic reasons for fighting.
If the AKP wants to truly strengthen Turkish democracy, it must stop seeing people who stand up quietly but defiantly as a threat to the country’s stability.
Barack Obama--the man who was about to wage war in Syria, however reluctantly--must now fall from his high horse and become a man of peace.
John Kerry may have just accidentally earned himself a Nobel Peace Prize.
Will the Syria debate get Congress to take a hard look at U.S. policy in the Middle East? Don't hold your breath.
A quick reader on why military intervention in Syria is a big mistake--and what we should be advocating instead.
The White House has declared a strike upon Syria imminent without providing a clear rationale for military action, except as an attempt to satisfy an arbitrary “red line.”
Despite his better judgment, Obama is poised to make serious mistakes in Syria--all because he made words like "red line" part of his vocabulary.
With Assad's fighters vanished from northern Syria, Kurds fight jihadists for the future of Syrian Kurdistan.
Iara Lee's "The Suffering Grasses" beautifully captures Syrians explaining their struggle in their own words, giving a place of privilege to those nonviolent activists whose voices have long been buried beneath the rubble.