Tagged: Bashar al-Assad

Turkish tanks amassed on the Turkey-Syria border. (Photo: News Treasure)

Invasion.

After numerous recent terror attacks on its soil, Turkey has finally decided to take a more active role in the Syrian Civil War. This move is welcomed by many, but is not without its...

SU-34 jets taking off from Khmeimim airbase near Latakia, Syria, and heading back to Russia. (Photo: Russian Defence Ministry)

Mission Accomplished

Russian forces have begun to withdraw from Syria. Akshay Narayan examines why Vladimir Putin’s decision may benefit the peace process. In a surprise decision on Monday 14th March, Vladimir Putin announced that the majority...

Shadow Foreign Secretary Hilary Benn. (Photo: www.insidehousing.co.uk)

War is not Helping

The road to war is paved with good intentions. We want to help, but instead cause death, destruction and destabilisation. Shortly before MPs voted in favour of air strikes in Syria, shadow foreign secretary...

Bomb Syria at Your Own Risk

France is posturing for war and Britain looks set to join them. Matthew Howlett argues that David Cameron would be making a mistake to do the same. Needless to say, the brutal and tragic...

Recep Erdoğan, President of Turkey and former leader of the Justice and Development Party (AKP) (Photo: Guardian)

Turkey’s Troublesome Turn

Turkey is heading down a dangerous path. What happens next will have significant implications, not just for the Turkish people, but for anyone that wants a future of peace and freedom. Turkish politics has...

Syrian refugees trying to cross the border into Turkey. (Photo: IB Times)

Your Problem, Not Ours.

Tens of thousands of Syrian refugees are heading towards Europe. Germany is expecting to absorb up to one million refugees from the exodus. However, the oil-rich Gulf States, who share more in common with...

Russian warplanes have gone into action in Syria not merely to hinder Isis but to rebuild President Assad’s regime and destroy all remaining opposition. (Photo: BBC)

Cry Havoc! And Let Slip The Bear Of War!

Russia has begun conducting air strikes in Syria, but the West should not stop them. Assad’s removal is no longer possible. The last month has seen Vladimir Putin’s Russia begin a campaign of airstrikes in...

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