1 May 2013

The weird obsession with chemical weapons

If Assad really has killed 15 people with sarin, why is that worse than his slaughter of thousands of others with bullets and bombs?

11 April 2013

Syria: how to make a bad situation worse

The West’s strategy-free tinkering has opened the door to the very Islamist groups it has been fighting elsewhere.

6 December 2012

Syria: the dangers of global posturing

The announcement that NATO is to station missiles on Turkey’s border confirms the internationalisation of the conflict.

8 October 2012

The dangers of sabre-
rattling in Syria

The spread of the Syrian war to Turkey shows how lethal the internationalisation of conflicts can be.

8 October 2012

Another fine mess NATO has got us into

As the mayhem in Syria shows, NATO does little but destabilise the countries that it threatens to intervene in.

13 August 2012

Syria: how the West is sanctioning sectarianism

In the name of making a PR performance of their moral resolve, Western governments are meddling in Syria in an ever-more lethal way.

11 April 2012

Why Syrians should
say no to Annan

The UN ‘peace plan’ is about enforcing stability, even if that means keeping Assad in power, not liberating Syrians.

12 March 2012

Bomb Syria so that I can sleep at night

The most shocking thing about the intervene-in-Syria lobby is not its historical amnesia over Iraq and Afghanistan, but its naked narcissism.

12 March 2012

The West is already meddling in Syria

From economic sanctions to weapons inspections, international forces are already there, making things worse.

12 March 2012

The Syrian opposition: handpicked by Hillary

Just because Clinton and others have beatified the Syrian National Council, that doesn’t make it legit.