Category Archives: Arab Revolutions

US strikes to change geopolitical balance of power

The US carried out an air strike on a Syrian airbase in what they claimed was retaliation for an alleged chemical attack on Khan Sheikhoun, which killed 74 people including 11 children, on April 4th 2017. The strike was carried … Continue reading

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Syria – The Vultures Dance

Shock vote defeat derails campaign for Syrian intervention With the loss of the UK parliamentary vote on August 29th 2013 a serious blow was dealt to the West’s[1] march to military intervention in Syria. The débâcle of the vote far … Continue reading

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The Syria end game

The Syrian uprising could be entering its final bloody phase. Prompted by the recent successes of the Free Syrian Army (FSA), discussions have turned to the question of how long Assad can cling to power. Many observers, including myself writing … Continue reading

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When Gaddafi falls – what next?

With the aid of a five month bombing campaign by NATO it would seem that the rebels are within touching distance of their aim to topple Muammar Gaddafi[1]. They have taken the towns of Zawiyah and Gharyan which are within … Continue reading

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Yemen – Observations as the uprising unfolds

24th June: Saleh in his refusal to do the bidding of the GCC and the United States and instead gamble on challenging the uprising, very nearly paid with his life. The assassination attempt illustrates the impasse that the uprising has … Continue reading

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