Trump’s missile attack on Syria – was he right to do so?

April 7, 2017 Jake Beaumont 0

US President Donald Trump has recently authorized a direct missile attack targeting Syria’s military infrastructure. News sources say 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles were launched towards the Sharat airbase near Homs.  This location allegedly housed the airplanes which carried out the chemical attacks. The decision was made following Assad’s alleged use of banned […]

After Aleppo: the state of Syria

January 17, 2017 Jake Beaumont 0

Written by Vijay Prashad: Taken from CounterPunch The Syrian Arab Army now controls Aleppo, which means that the Syrian government once more is in charge of the main population centres in the country. Opposition armed forces are hemmed in around Damascus and in Idlib, while the Islamic State (IS) still […]

Why aren’t the Gulf States taking in Syrian Refugees?

December 21, 2016 Jake Beaumont 0

Amnesty International has recently released a report on the Syrian refugee conflict that highlights how little the Gulf States have done to aid the Syrian refugees in one of the most tragic humanitarian crises of our time. According to the report, “Gulf countries including Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, […]