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In Syria Both Sides Fear Annihilation If They Lay Down Arms

January 24, 2014

Omar Dahi: While a recent Qatari report counts 11,000 tortured and executed by the Syrian government, causalities of pro-regime fighters also number in the tens of thousands

Will Geneva II Talks Keep Assad in Power in Order to Fight Al-Qaeda?

January 23, 2014

Dahi: Although John Kerry says Bashar al-Assad must step down, most Syrians think Geneva II will be about creating a front to fight Al-Qaeda, extremist groups, and that the U.S.-Russian agreement had basically accepted that the regime would stay.

Egypt

January 15, 2014
Mohamed Elmeshad: The adoption of a new Egyptian Constitution by a wide margin signals the public’s willingness to return to military rule under General Sisi

US & Iran Relations

November 18, 2013
Vijay Prashad: International pressure should continue to mount on France after they thwarted efforts to reach consensus in the last meeting.

Scandal Hits Canada’s Senate, Adding to Harper Government’s List of Corruption

October 31, 2013

Yves Engler: Three of Canada’s unelected Senators filed ineligible expense claims and have been told to repay $277,000 in wrongfully claimed expenses

Women's Take

August 19, 2013
Lynn Parramore: Despite his strong record on women’s rights and reining in Wall Street, feminist organizations denounce Spitzer due to their close ties to Wall Street