(3 comments) SHARE Tuesday, July 2, 2013 In Defence of the Syrian Arab Army
Secular Syria could not have survived without its national army and, after two years of sectarian attacks, it is highly significant that it has not fractured on sectarian lines. In face of the foreign-backed enemy the Syrian Arab Army is doing precisely what a national army is meant to do.
(5 comments) SHARE Monday, May 13, 2013 Syria: how the violence began, in Daraa
Contrary to many reports, the armed rebellion in Syria did not grow from peaceful protests. Armed attacks on police and civilians in Daraa took place during the political reform marches in Daraa, in March 2011.
(3 comments) SHARE Monday, July 23, 2012 Imperialism and "dictators'
The 'new dictatorships' targeted by the empire are the independent, or semi-independent, post-colonial states, which have simply managed to achieve and maintain some political will outside imperial grand strategy.
(4 comments) SHARE Tuesday, September 14, 2010 Orientalism and Cuba
Looks at the 'orientalism' involved in most outside interpretations of Cuba
(3 comments) SHARE Friday, February 12, 2010 Human Rights Watch and Cuba
We have nothing to learn about Cuba -" whether on its weaknesses or strengths -" from Human Rights Watch, an organisation which represents the US corporate and foreign policy elite.
(2 comments) SHARE Thursday, January 21, 2010 US freedoms and Cuba
US travelers are probably unaware that Washington has virtually abandoned the policing of individual travel to Cuba.