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Syrian Peace Talks Are an Ammunition for War

Syrian Peace Talks Are an Ammunition for War

By Daniel Moritz-Rabson, Staff Writer

February 17, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Those across the world who have cried out for a resolution in Syria, including students at NYU who have rallied to put an end to the injustice, should remain vigilant for half-hearted promises.

Syrian Ceasefire Undermined by Russia’s Political Bullying

Syrian Ceasefire Undermined by Russia’s Political Bullying

By Dan Moritz-Rabson, Staff Writer

February 12, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Even as the U.S. government emphasized the necessity of reaching a political agreement to end the war, it now negotiates with little power. While the countries backing the regime exhibit a willingness to continue pouring money and fighters into Syria, those pushing for peace display a desire to end the conflict.

U.S. should be more involved in Syria

U.S. should be more involved in Syria

October 22, 2013


Filed under Opinion

Discussions of the Syrian crisis have been notably absent from many major media outlets in the past few weeks. National interest peaked in September over the prospect of military intervention and summarily faded as attention focused on the government shutdown. Nevertheless, as many as 600 Syrians continue to die each week because of the conflict. Behind these statistics lie grim stories of suicide bombers and cases of civilians who died while attempting to flee. ...

Diplomacy in Syria is based off national interest, not humanitarian

Diplomacy in Syria is based off national interest, not humanitarian

September 24, 2013


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

The diplomatic chess game between Russia and the United States over intervention in Syria has put into question the role and force of international law and practice. The situation reveals the anarchic state of international relations, which is geared to competing powerful interests who disregard international...

Obama hides behind morality to justify Syria intervention

Obama hides behind morality to justify Syria intervention

September 9, 2013


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

The Syrian civil war began in 2011 but has only recently become relevant to the American media with President Obama’s announcement of his interest in launching a military attack against President Bashar al-Assad’s regime after recent suspicion of his use of chemical weapons against civilians. The White House has ...