Syria

UN Geneva II and the Communique

Photo from @Garyjoelclement

Geneva Two, the international summit on Syria is now over and declared a failure; so no news there. The outcome from the summit was always going to be disappointing and the expectation low. Some point to Iran’s withdrawn invitation as…

Inside Hezbollah District

Flag of Shiite Muslim Hero: Abu Al Fadl Al Abbas flown in Hezbollah area of Beirut

You know when you have entered the Hezbollah district of Beirut. You cannot fail to miss the flags proudly and defiantly on display that demonstrate allegiance to groups and individuals that Western governments would regard as terrorists and evil to…

The West After Syria

President Obama in a bin in Beirut, Lebanon.

  It was never supposed to end like this: The west losing the war in Syria, American losing face and a huge amount of credibility. Assad was never meant to stay in power and absolutely in no way was Putin…

The Option For Syria

Nowhere is the failure of US military policy in the Middle East more obvious than in Syria. Yet, although a clear example of a trend of US failure, Syria is also unique in one crucial factor that will help speedily…

How To Get A Syrian Visa

Syria Visa

This article is relevant as of¬†September 2013 and will be updated as and when situations develop. UPDATE:¬† OCT 2013 Just over two months after submitting the visa application, and I am still waiting. I visited the embassy and was told…