After six years of war, Syria’s moderate rebels are broken and marginalised. And now, as Bashar al-Assad has wished for so long, al-Qaeda extremists are leading the insurgency.
An authoritarian president has been saved by a peoples’ faith in democracy. But he is unlikely to credit them.
The long shadow cast by the Spanish Civil War is more potent because the progressives lost.
Affairs in the country will now be determined by power alone.
Unfortunately, most of the official responses reinforce an unfounded belief about two civilisations clashing.
The terror group recommended that jihadis use “a pickup truck as a mowing machine” in crowded locations.
... unfortunately, one of them is this: stop using the word "Brexit".
A lorry ploughed into a crowd of people celebrating in Nice, in what officials say was a terrorist attack.
The party platform is shaping up to be even more extreme than many expected.
When we insist on bypassing the individual and condemning the collective, we engage in the same process that made the crimes in Bosnia and Nazi-controlled Europe possible.
The news cycle has become grimly predictable.
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