Tagged: Syria

US Army Stryker armoured fighting vehicles outside the town of Manbij in northern Syria. (Photo: NPR)

Quicksand

Recently, the United States has been increasing its military presence on the ground in Syria. The additional deployments have good intentions, but could very easily make the situation worse. The 59 Tomahawk missiles that...

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...

Syrian refugees strike at the platform of Budapest Keleti railway station, 4 September 2015. (Photo: Mstyslav Chernov)

Tipping Point

David Cameron devoted copious amounts of time to negotiating the terms of his insignificant EU deal, yet with public concern growing over the worsening refugee crisis, perhaps his focus should have been elsewhere As...

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...

Corbyn has struggled to adapt to life as a leader. (Photo: The Mirror)

Corbyn Must Go

After the reshuffle, Labour supporter Craig Robertson is nonplussed with his leader’s first few months. I do not have a problem with Jeremy Corbyn’s policies or ideals. In fact, I think his plans for...

The famous “Napalm girl” photo, taken during the Vietnam War. (Photo: Nick Ut)

Ignorance Isn’t Bliss

We’ve become desensitised to war – and frightened of it. Katy Bennett argues that this is a dangerous combination. Britain has almost been constantly at war for the past 100 years, but since World...

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...

Tristram Hunt has been a vocal critic of Jeremy Corbyn (Photo: The Mirror)

Labour Pains

Labour’s infighting threatens to destroy any chance at success the party has. According to Tristram Hunt, the Labour party is “in the s**t.” He might be right, but he’s wrong about everything else. Labour...

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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