Grand Strategy for Syria. But where is the EU?

Foreign Affairs wrote an interesting article on a strategy for dealing with the seemingly hopeless Syria, entitled Syria’s Collapse, authored by Andrew J. Tabler. He sees a three-tier solution to the crisis — to be solved primarily/solely by the United States of America. Firstly, he proposes the US to deter the use of chemical weapons…

A glance at Yemen, where does it stand now?

  Yemen, it’s women were applauded for their revolutionary spirit in 2011, is a country considered to be in a very critical position for years now, and has seen its Failed States Index¬†relatively¬†worsen from position 18 in 2009 to 8 in 2012. All the factors that contribute to the failed state methodology used by the…

The loss of cultural heritage in Iraq 2003 and Syria 2012

I recently read about the tragic developments of the looting and destruction of the cultural heritage in Syria; and it made me think of Robert Fisk’s telling of the plundering and looting in Iraq in the hours after the 2003 US invasion into Baghdad started. I wish to share some excepts from Fisk’s book The…