Posts Tagged ‘ Syria ’

Dooming the Syria talks before they begin

February 2, 2014
David Rohde
Dooming the Syria talks before they begin

The United States won a short-term diplomatic victory over Iran this week. Under intense pressure from American officials
Read more »

Tags: ,
Posted in International | No Comments »

Iran’s offer is genuine — and fleeting

September 21, 2013
David Rohde
Iran’s offer is genuine — and fleeting

President Barack Obama’s speech to the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Tuesday is not expected to
Read more »

Tags: , , , ,
Posted in International | No Comments »

Congressional danse macabre has begun

September 4, 2013
Daniel McAdams
Congressional danse macabre has begun

The first draft of the White House’s war authorization legislation was leaked today, signaling the opening round of the danse macabre, in which the bargaining
Read more »

Tags: , , ,
Posted in International | 9 Comments »

British non-intervention in Syria: Sanity or cowardice?

September 3, 2013
A. Rahman
British non-intervention in Syria: Sanity or cowardice?

On Thursday, 29th August 2013, the British Parliament was recalled from the summer recess into an emergency session by David Cameron
Read more »

Tags: , , , ,
Posted in International | 11 Comments »

What’s the game?

June 27, 2013
A. Rahman
What’s the game?

For more than two years America and Russia are now engaged in, so to say, shadow boxing in Syria. No more surreptitious activities, no more proxy prodding through third parties
Read more »

Tags: , , ,
Posted in International | No Comments »

Behind the red line in Syria

March 27, 2013
Sanjay Kapoor
Behind the red line in Syria

On March 15, 2011, the people of Der’aa stepped out to demonstrate against the Syrian government. This was the first evidence that the contagion of the Arab Spring
Read more »

Tags: , , , ,
Posted in International | No Comments »

Looking back at 2012

December 31, 2012
Mushfique Ahmed
Looking back at 2012

Time has inevitably rolled out 2013 upon us; it is time for a year-end retrospective – a round-up of some of the major events that took place in 2012.
Read more »

Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Year in review | 6 Comments »

Fighting our wars in peace: In search of a ‘just’ war

September 8, 2012
Jyoti Omi Chowdhury
Fighting our wars in peace: In search of a ‘just’ war

War and religion have always had an intricate and complicated relationship: war has historically been an instrument to progress ideology, acquire resources and exercise power
Read more »

Tags: , ,
Posted in Foreign Affairs, War and conflict | No Comments »

America’s quest for friendly regimes in the Muslim world

August 18, 2012
Taj Hashmi
America’s quest for friendly regimes in the Muslim world

“About ten days after 9/11, I went through the Pentagon …. and one of the generals called me in. He said, ‘We’ve made the decision we’re going to war with Iraq’ …. I said, ‘We’re going to war with Iraq?
Read more »

Tags: , , , , , , ,
Posted in International | 7 Comments »

America and Syria’s ‘dead man walking’

May 24, 2012
Bernd Debusmann
America and Syria’s ‘dead man walking’

When U.S. President Barack Obama and the leaders of Germany, France, Britain, Canada and the European Union first issued public calls for President Bashar al-Assad to step down, the death toll in Syria stood at 2,000.
Read more »

Tags: , , ,
Posted in International, Uncategorized | No Comments »

Will Syria’s Assad get away with murder?

June 18, 2012
Bernd Debusmann
Will Syria’s Assad get away with murder?

Will Syria’s President, Bashar al-Assad be allowed to get away with mass murder, like his father 30 years ago? Some of the ideas now under discussion could mean precisely that — a golden parachute into exile.
Read more »

Tags: ,
Posted in International | No Comments »

Betting on Syria’s Assad staying in power

February 17, 2012
Bernd Debusmann
Betting on Syria’s Assad staying in power

In mid-December, the U.S. State Department’s point man on Syria, Frederic Hof, described the government of President Bashar al-Assad as ‘the equivalent of a dead man walking.”
Read more »

Tags: , , ,
Posted in International | 2 Comments »

A violent Ramadan in Syria

August 9, 2011
Hasan Zillur Rahim
A violent Ramadan in Syria

Self-restraint and God-consciousness are the essence of fasting for Muslims in Ramadan, a month in which thirst and hunger can become a source of salvation for the believer. As one of the five pillars of Islam, fasting is mandatory for the rich and the poor, the young and the old, the ruler and the...
Read more »

Tags: , , , , ,
Posted in International | 3 Comments »

Get Adobe Flash playerPlugin by wpburn.com wordpress themes

Letters to the Editor

Contribute by submitting your opinion to the editor at e.opinion @ bdnews24.com.

Writers