Tag: syria

  • Impunity for Syria War Crimes Casts Shadow Over Ukraine – The New York Times

    Impunity for War Crimes in Syria Casts a Grim Shadow Over UkraineSyria, with Russian support, used many of the brutal tactics now seen in Ukraine — and its dictator stayed in power. That conflict offers lessons for Russia’s leader, analysts say.Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/03/15/world/middleeast/syria-ukraine-invasion-russia.html“Creating a humanitarian catastrophe is part of the war strategy, not a secondary effect, […]

  • Reëxamining Putin’s Military Interventions in the Middle East | The New Yorker

    Reëxamining Putin’s Military Interventions in the Middle EastCan Russia’s conduct in Syria and Libya predict what’s in store for Ukraine?via The New Yorker: https://www.newyorker.com/news/q-and-a/reexamining-putins-military-interventions-in-the-middle-eastSo it got to a point where people in Idlib had to put their clinics literally underground. I saw hospitals that were underground because the Russians would target anything that looked like […]

  • On Syria’s Ruins, a Drug Empire Flourishes – The New York Times

    On Syria’s Ruins, a Drug Empire FlourishesPowerful associates of Syria’s president, Bashar al-Assad, are making and selling captagon, an illegal amphetamine, creating a new narcostate on the Mediterranean.Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/12/05/world/middleeast/syria-drugs-captagon-assad.html“The idea of going to the Syrian government to ask about cooperation is just absurd,” said Joel Rayburn, the U.S. special envoy for Syria during the Trump […]

  • New York Times Says ‘Caliphate’ Podcast Fell Short of Standards – The New York Times

    New York Times Says ‘Caliphate’ Podcast Fell Short of StandardsThe Times cited an institutional failure and determined the “Caliphate” team gave too much credence to the claims of a supposed former terrorist.Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/18/business/media/new-york-times-caliphate-podcast.htmlAfter an internal review that took more than two months, The New York Times has determined that “Caliphate,” its award-winning 2018 podcast, did […]

  • America’s War on Syrian Civilians | The New Yorker

    America’s War on Syrian CiviliansBombs killed thousands of civilians in Raqqa, and the city was decimated. U.S. lawyers insist that war crimes weren’t committed, but it’s time to look honestly at the devastation that accompanies “targeted” air strikes.via The New Yorker: https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2020/12/21/americas-war-on-syrian-civilians

  • How Syria’s disinformation wars destroyed the co-founder of the White Helmets | News | The Guardian

    How Syria’s disinformation wars destroyed the co-founder of the White HelmetsThe long read: In November 2019, James Le Mesurier, the British co-founder of the Syrian rescue group, fell to his death in Istanbul. What led an internationally celebrated humanitarian to take his own life?via the Guardian: http://www.theguardian.com/news/2020/oct/27/syria-disinformation-war-white-helmets-mayday-rescue-james-le-mesurierThe disinformation campaign quickly grew, its aim to sow […]