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The pluralist counter-offensive? Steele on Annan and regime change.

Jonathan Steele has an interesting piece in the Guardian placing Kofi Annan’s resignation as the UN special envoy to Syria in the context of the wider frustrations  of the BRIC countries with how western states approach these kind of issues.  This adds another dimension to … Continue reading

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The left, the right and Syria

Nick Cohen’s new year’s day call for the West to militarily intervene in Syria prompts an end to the break I took from blogging in December.  This break was forced in part by the amendments I was making to my book, … Continue reading

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A “no fly zone” for Syria?

Interesting piece in The Atlantic .  It highlights the ambiguity of the term ‘no fly zone’.  It can only add to the concern of the sovereigntists who fear  that ‘humanitarian intervention’ is ‘regime change’ by stealth.  As I noted recently, the … Continue reading

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Syria, the UN and centre-left foreign policy.

 So here is the test case. How will/should the centre-left respond now that the Security Council has vetoed the UK’s preferred course of action on Syria? Yesterday I kicked off the Fellowship’s Seminar Series by suggesting that traditionally there are … Continue reading

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The UN Security Council and Syria

The Washington Post has an interesting editorial on the situation in Syria.  It essentially calls for regime change, arguing that the removal of the Assad regime is the only sure way to stop the killing.  It adds, however, that foreign … Continue reading

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