Talk about having the worst of both worlds.
It seems the worst has yet to come for those 18000 Palestinians living in Damascus’s Yarmouk district.
Herein lies a not so new fear that Israelis and supporters of Israel have: that Israel will gradually become “Taiwanized” as part of an American rapprochement with Iran.
Are sanctions of rogue states actually effective?
One hopes we are rapidly approaching the day when the United States and its allies stop using toxic and highly indiscriminate munitions.
We can be cautiously optimistic that there is a resolution to this three decade old conflict within reach.
It seems clear that the Obama administration wants to be authorized in advance to target Islamic States and its affiliates.
The Al Jazeera journalists were mere pawns in this wrangle between states.
As Henry Kissinger once blithely remarked, “it’s a pity they can’t both lose.”
Video violence gives us the impression that the world is becoming more savage. But is that really the case?