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Outside the Box: Is It Time to Deal with Assad?

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I was recently trading emails with a colleague from Catalonia on a separate topic when he asked me to explain the “lack of interest” of the United States in the major events going on around the world, especially Ukraine and Iraq. Without going into the details[1], my response boiled down to the US wishing to […]

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Bye Bye Bashar (V)

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The Syrian Civil War continues to take a bloody toll of lives, with a level of human and material destruction that can be justly described as catastrophic. It is also irreparable: though property can be rebuilt and businesses restarted, the loss of lives and livelihoods will set the country back by at least a generation, […]

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Poker Night with Vlad and Bashar

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The debate in the West whether to authorize or not a strike against the forces of Bashar al-Assad gets, in the words of Lewis Carroll, “curiouser and curiouser.”[1] Since the initial warning by intelligence agencies that chemical weapons might have been used in a large scale attack against civilians on the outskirts of Damascus, the […]

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Bye Bye Bashar (IV)

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The Syrian Civil War has reached a potential crisis point, with the alleged use of chemical weapons on in a large scale attack by the forces of Bashar Al Assad and the increasingly probable military intervention of the United States and some small coalition of allied states in response to this attack. The American response […]

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Bye Bye Bashar (III)

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Syria remains in the news, due more to its proximity to Israel and America’s preoccupation with all things Islamic than to mere body count. Two years of civil war in a country like Zaire or Laos would not cause the papers to dedicate more than a brief note to the ongoing conflict. Now the Syrians have […]

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“Our obligations to our country never cease but with our lives.“

John Adams

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