Monthly Archives: March 2018

The Rohingya: Don’t Go Back

This week we return to one of the recurring themes in this blog: the Rohingya crisis in southern Asia. The cause of the crisis is a matter of debate, some say is its ethnic cleansing, others that it is genocide, … Continue reading

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Syria: A Negotiated Surrender in Eastern Ghouta

There is little that should be taken for granted in the Syrian War but one thing that is abundantly clear is that the government offensive into Eastern Ghouta has produced what is in military terms a rout of the rebels … Continue reading

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The Syrian War: 2011-2018

It is unclear when the 2011 protests in Syria transitioned to rebellion and then civil war but there is a general consensus that the war in Syria has now lasted for over seven gruelling years and shows no signs of … Continue reading

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Escalation in Syria: Turkey and Israel

The war in Syria has long been recognised as being internationalised, with actors at the national, regional and global levels having an interest in the outcome and contributing directly to the ongoing violence. Last week we looked at the government … Continue reading

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Escalation in Syria: The Government Offensives

In recent weeks the Syria War has undergone developments that have kept it firmly in the international news. The most recent is the brutal escalation of the government assault on Eastern Ghouta, which has resulted in the UN Security Council … Continue reading

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