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Pundits, Decrying the Horrors of War in Aleppo, Demand Expanded War
As with Iraq and Libya, these laptop bombardiers offer no clear plan for how to actually end the suffering of the Syrian people.
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Every Syrian Fighter Is Waging an Existential Battle That Can Only End in Victory or Death
The complexity of the conflict is well described as three-dimensional chess played by nine players with no rules
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US Media Find European Terror Deaths 19 Times More Interesting Than Mideast Terror Deaths
A survey conducted by FAIR of US media coverage of ISIS or ISIS-inspired attacks in Europe and the Middle East reveals a disparity of coverage, showing that European deaths are roughly 1,800 percent more newsworthy than deaths in the Middle East. For the purposes of this survey, both articles and...
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Syria Continues to Bleed While the Middle East Closes its Doors
Host states impose greater restrictions on refugees’ rights at least partly because Western states aren’t fulfilling their responsibilities.
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How the West Got It Wrong as the Syrian Civil War Developed
Five years ago, we were high on Arab revolutions, and journalists were growing used to 'liberating' Arab capitals
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A Way for Europe to Remove Chaos from the Migration Crisis
ISTANBUL — The last year shattered any belief that the European Union was immune to the global refugee crisis. The desperation of people fleeing conflicts and violence in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan and repression in Eritrea proved greater than the dangers of crossing the Mediterranean,...
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The Road From Damascus
Six million people live in Lebanon. Today, one in every four of them is a Syrian refugee.
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People Click on Stories About Paris But Not Beirut? It’s More Than Geography and Apathy.
I’m seeing some push-back from journalists over criticism that Paris was covered more than Beirut. Places like Beirut are covered, journalists respond, but people just aren’t as interested in those stories (it’s about “proximity”). Yes, if we count clicks and views, I’m sure Paris gets more...
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We Are in Pitiless Times
After Paris, macho language about 'pitiless war' defines the contours of leadership. Little else is on offer. It is red meat to our emotions.
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From Beirut, This Is Paris: In A World That Doesn’t Care About Arab Lives
When a friend told me past midnight to check the news about Paris, I had no idea that I would be looking at a map of a city I love, delineating locations undergoing terrorist attacks simultaneously. I zoomed in on that map closer; one of the locations was right to where I had stayed when I was...
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