Posts Tagged ‘Air power’

Since the beginning of the civil war in Syria in 2011 the west’s response to what is undoubtedly a vast human tragedy has not been helped by what can only be described as a lot of loose talk around the idea of using air power to create humanitarian safe areas analogous to those created for the Kurds in Iraq in 1991. Perhaps the best example of the kind of argument being made for this is a recent guardian op-ed piece by the former International Development Secretary Andrew Mitchell and the Labour MP Jo Cox¬†see here (more…)


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After weeks of speculation both Russia and France have now entered the fray in Syria and what is rapidly becoming the most complex geopolitical puzzle of the 21st century just got even more complicated. For all of the hyperventilating over Russian intervention, there are five points to bear in mind. (more…)

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