The Syrian People Have Been Betrayed By All Sides

By Mehdi Hasan   Where do you stand on the conflict in Syria? This question has become perhaps the ultimate political and sectarian Rorschach test of our time. Are you a leftist or libertarian who opposes U.S. air strikes and waxes lyrical about the paramountcy of Syrian sovereignty and international law? Or are you a…Read more The Syrian People Have Been Betrayed By All Sides

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Fractured Lands: How the Arab World Came Apart

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/08/11/magazine/isis-middle-east-arab-spring-fractured-lands.html?utm_source=pocket&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=pockethits&_r=0 Photo credit: Civilians fleeing Basra, Iraq, March 2003. Paolo Pellegrin/Magnum Photos   Fractured Lands: How the Arab World Came Apart PART I: ORIGINS PART II: THE IRAQ WAR PART III: ARAB SPRING PART IV: ISIS RISING PART V: EXODUS By Scott Anderson Photographs by Paolo Pellegrin This is a story unlike any we have…Read more Fractured Lands: How the Arab World Came Apart

Camp closed: desperation on the Syrian border

Mohammed is leaning on his crutches at the fence of the clinic. “Can you help me? Please, please can you help me?” We go back with him to his tent. It is in a transit camp for Syrian refugees on the Turkish/Syrian border. And the refugees – about 3000 of them – have just been…Read more Camp closed: desperation on the Syrian border