Peter Lesniak is an independent foreign affairs analyst, concentrating on the Middle East and North Africa. Having previously worked in parliament with the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Conflict Issues he currently works in the LibDem International Office. Peter is also a Director of Communications at Bite the Ballot Ltd. Some say that it’s been a rather unusual start of [...]
Footage has emerged of the wreckage of an attack by Syrian fighter jets on a playground in a village near Damascus. Reports say ten children were killed.
Britian today officially recognised the Syrian national coalition as “the sole legitimate representitve” of the Syrian people.
The Chief of the Defence Staff has said there are contingency plans in place for Britain to intervene militarily in Syria in the next few months.
Video footage posted on the internet shows what appears to be Syrian Rebels summarily executing government soldiers. The footage shows rebels beating the soldiers before shooting them and represents the latest in a line of allegations of human rights abuses. The alleged atrocities were committed yesterday during attacks on three army check points around [...]
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged the Syrian regime to declare a truce forthwith and bring an end to the conflict that has killed at least 20,000.
David Cameron and Barack Obama have warned any move towards the use of chemical weapons by Bashar al-Assad “would force them to revisit their approach so far”.
Do recent events signal the end for Assad’s reign over Syria?
David Cameron today issued his strongest warning yet to Bashar al-Assad, warning it was “time for him to go” – as the Syrian President disappeared from view.
Surely the pro-intervention success story of Libya will now spur the West to remove Assad as they did Gaddafi?