Tag: Syria

Obama has wrong-footed Republicans in his war on ISIL

Obama has wrong-footed Republicans in his war on ISIL

| February 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

Political commentary. US President Barack Obama, in the eyes of the Republicans in the US Congress,  is damned if he does and damned if he doesn’t.  This is now particularly obvious following his proposal to the US Congress that it authorizes military action against ISIL (also called ISIS) to bring an end to the reign […]

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What about the Syrian people? Do they count?

What about the Syrian people? Do they count?

| September 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

In world news. The last month’s chessboard politics about Syria and the use of chemical weapons have done nothing to stop the large-scale suffering of the mass of Syrian people, but they have underscored the inadequacy of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC). Throughout the last two years of the civil war in Syria the […]

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Libya…By what Right?!

Libya…By what Right?!

| March 24, 2011 | 0 Comments

There has been a great debate over the military action in Libya by several Western governments, supported by some Arab governments.  The central question has been: by what right are these governments intervening in the internal affairs of a state? Some context is necessary for the intervention that has been authorised by the UN Security […]

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