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Tom’s Response to Against Reductionism

March 24, 2012

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Written by: tom on 03/22/2012 (see original article: Against Reductionism) —————————————————— You wrote a very good piece; congratulations. But let’s talk about the topic: What appears to be clear is that the situation in Syria isn’t like the “revolutions for democracy” that happened in the rest of the Arab world. Syria, of course, isn’t a […]

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Against Reductionism

March 14, 2012

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Recently there has been a deluge of calls for action to topple the Al-Assad regime in Syria in order to stop its bloody crackdown against the opposition movement. Many ideas have been thrown out into the open, the most prominent of which center around an air campaign, using a harsh set of sanctions against the […]

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The Iran-Al Qaeda Connection

February 25, 2012

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This past week has seen Al-Qaeda rise after a period of weakening and transition. After losing a number of its leadership, most notably Osama bin Laden and Anwar al-Awlaki, it was thought that the organization would be further crippled until it could no longer operate effectively. However its recent actions in Iraq, Somalia, and possibly […]

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Condoning Massacre or Defending Sovereignty? The Security Council Deadlock over Syria

February 14, 2012

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  Thousands of Syrian citizens have been killed by their own army as violence racks the Syrian uprising against dictatorial leader Bashar al-Assad. The Arab Spring reached Syria later than it did many Middle Eastern countries, but now its effects are blooming in full. Unfortunately, what started as a peaceful protest for political freedom has […]

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Why is Syria Different

December 8, 2011

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A political cartoon depicts President Bashir Al-Assad of Syria as the grim reaper of Syria.             According to the United Nations, over 4,000 people, including over 300 children, have been killed in Syria during the Arab Spring unrest.  The Arab League has repeatedly passed resolutions and sanctions on Syria.  Recently […]

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