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A Bomb in the Year of the Snake

Everything about North Korea has to be speculative. That has been and is still the main problem. But one speculation seems to be ending, finally. It concerns China’s apparent ambivalence about North Korea’s nuclear program. Increasingly, Beijing is coming out on the ‘right side of history’. Which in turn would […]

Israel Strikes Syria: First Act of «Endgame»?

Speaking at the defense chiefs meeting in Munich, Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak finally confirmed what the news agency had been raising ballyhoo about for the previous few days: the Israeli Air Force had launched a military operation against the legitimate government of Syria. It gave rise to speculations about […]

The Sword of Stalingrad

2nd February marks the 70th anniversary of the end of the Battle of Stalingrad, the toughest 200-day battle of the Second World War which turned Stalingrad into a landscape of apocalyptic ruins. The two hundred days and night of sheer hell that made up the Battle of Stalingrad altered the […]

Aleppo: the Final Test

The winter examination period had begun at the University of Aleppo and 15 January was its first day. Many of the young men and women set off for their exams with the same well-known and completely understandable mixed feelings of nervousness, but also hope that they would pass the intellectual […]

Syria and International Criminal Court

New Phase of Military and Diplomatic Stand-Off The situation in Syria is evolving according to the most unfavorable scenario. The opposition has met the President Bashar Assad’s proposals for peaceful resolution of the crisis with Aleppo University bomb attacks. Another diplomatic provocation is in the works in response to the […]