The Syria debate shows that since the Iraq War politicians and the public have become less inclined to accept the word of those in authority.
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Carl Packman writes a letter to George Galloway, reminding him of his record as, to quote the the prime minister, a supporter of “brutal Arab dictators”.
TweetPeter 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 […]
What is the Iranian threat? Daniel Wickham looks at the validity of Israel’s fear of Iran, the possibility of nuclear weapons and the parallels with Iraq.
CND’s Kate Hudson assesses the lessons we can learn from North Korea engagement with the West after the accession of Kim Jong-un.
Ben Mitchell argues that the examples of Iraq and Libya are scaring western governments from intervening in Syria – and maybe that’s a good thing, he says.
The Fabian Society’s James Hallwood argues for a worldwide responsibility for liberal intervention.
Liberal Democrat blogger Daniel Furr looks at whether the Blair/Bush doctrine of liberal interventionism has been vindicated by the revolutions sweeping the Middle East.
Forced to walk a path between support for the troops and reporting the evidence emanating from theatre, most outlets chose to portray the lack of resources in terms they understood and thought their audiences would too.