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Syria: Moment of Truth for the West

January 11, 2019 Defeating ISIS in Syria and ousting President Assad are no longer compatible. They never were. The West must make a choice. The following questions can help find the answer: Was the Western intervention in Syria about promoting … Continue reading

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From “Redlines” to “All Options on the Table”

September 4, 2017 In a world of transformation, diplomatic jargon is also undergoing change. Some key expressions no longer carry the weight they once did. 9:11 Terrorist attacks led to worldwide support for the US. The North Atlantic Council invoked … Continue reading

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“Dissent Channel Memo” on Syria

June 22, 2016 Fifty-one State Department officials have signed a “dissent channel memo” calling for a “more militarily assertive U.S. role in Syria”. The availability of a “dissent channel” constitutes solid proof of respect for different opinions and their free … Continue reading

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From Arab Spring to Europe’s Autumn of Refugees

September 3, 2015 The West has misread and mismanaged the Arab Spring. The first glaring mistake was the Sarkozy-led Libya intervention (*). PM Cameron readily became his partner and President Obama felt that he had to join in. In introducing … Continue reading

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