Biden’s mideast strategy and its geopolitical implications
The Biden administration’s new Middle East strategy is forcing regional powers to reassess their geostrategic interests and act in a manner that might end several... Read More
Syria’s humanitarian crisis is a stigma on the world’s conscience
Regardless of who the perpetrators are that rained havoc on Syria, nothing should stop or inhibit any country that can assist to alleviate the massive... Read More
Syria – concerns raised and possible next steps
The Syrian situation has grown increasingly complex since 2011 with more death and destruction as well as more actors involved and with a larger number... Read More
The Islamic State after the Islamic State
The war against IS will not be won militarily. The world has only has to look at the American military’s “surge” in Iraq of 2006-2007... Read More
The end of Syria’s civil war and the beginning of the conflict over the spoils
Regardless of how the conflict over Idlib is settled, it would be a disastrous mistake if the US leaves Syria to the whims of Putin,... Read More
Recasting the Levant
The approach in the Levant should be to hold and manage territory using international military force, deterring further escalations, for the indefinite future until informal... Read More
Why US must expand, not withdraw, forces from Syria
The US cannot impact the development of events in Syria without a credible and strong military backing to deter any adversary from acting in any... Read More
Reporting Syria: this is a story about people – an interview with Rania Abouzeid
A conversation with reporter Rania Abouzeid about practicing journalism, the role of media in the conflict, and the future of Syria.
The dying in Syria rests on the conscience of the West
President Obama and now Trump have put America to shame for failing to live up to its moral responsibility as the global leader, by abandoning... Read More
The horror of Syria – the curse on our houses
Aid workers speak out against the suffering of Syria, the failures of politicians and the cynicism of political campaigns to discredit foreign aid.
Syria conflicts highlight violations of humanitarian international law
The Association of World Citizens again calls for respect of humanitarian international law and for a world-wide effort for the re-affirmation of humanitarian international law.
What was the Islamic State? Will it be back?
If and when a renewed Islamic State appears, the international community might do well to manage its emergence more carefully than for the first Islamic... Read More
Syria – a testament to international moral bankruptcy
The dismal failures of all the governments and institutions involved directly and indirectly in the Syrian calamity leaves us nowhere but to appeal to the... Read More
Lebanon in the eye of the regional storm
Hizbollah’s proven armed capability in Syria, Israel’s perceived political defeat in 2006, coupled with a possible US and Saudi green light, may make confrontation inevitable.
Syria – chemical weapon use, destruction of children, the ethical vacuum
The Association of World Citizens has called for a United Nations-led conference on the re-affirmation of humanitarian, international law. There needs to be a world-wide... Read More
Strategy of force coupled with sound diplomacy
Trump’s unpredictability and his readiness to use force when necessary can be an asset, but it is no substitute for a sound and effective strategy—a... Read More
The battle over Syria’s future
President Trump must remember that although ISIS’ defeat is critical, he has to develop a comprehensive strategy that will not only shape the final framework... Read More
Syria – is peace possible if Assad stays?
Whatever the political outcome, transitioning from violence to peace is not just about the removal of violence. How can this future be achieved and who... Read More
Can Israel fight a war on three fronts? A nightmarish scenario
Due to the increasing Iranian threat, Netanyahu should do everything in his power to negotiate a peace agreement with the Palestinians now in the context of... Read More
Palmyra – renewed dangers
Syria and Iraq are home to some of the world’s first cities, a complex and unique meeting of states, empires and faiths. The protection of... Read More
Syria – can the carnage be stopped?
State-building is never something to be undertaken lightly, by reason of the inherent dangers it always entails. But in some cases it is the least... Read More
GCPEA condemns attack on Syrian schools
The Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack strongly condemns the killing of students and teachers in the October 26, 2016 bombing of a school... Read More
How do we defeat Islamo-Nihilism?
To fully rescue Islam from the nihilistic violence of today will mean championing an Islam that is radical in its embrace of the excluded other,... Read More
How Syria was swept by the merchants of death
The unimaginable sacrifices that the Syrian people have made should not be in vain. The international order, civility, and morality are at stake. If the... Read More
Security Council Resolution 2286 highlights a foundation of World Law
On 3 May 2016, the United Nations Security Council unanimously adopted Resolution 2286 calling for greater protection for health care institutions and personnel. We must support... Read More