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Syria

A trap of neutrality

Carsten Wieland IB: Syria and the Neutrality Trap. The Dilemmas of Delivering Humanitarian Aid through Violent Regimes

SYRIA: Carsten Wieland uncovers a large number of mistakes in the Western donor countries' handling of the humanitarian crisis during the Syrian civil war. He also mentions how rebel forces have deliberately starved local people to attract aid: Ethiopia, Somalia, South Sudan, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Rwanda.

How the great popular uprising could go so horribly wrong

Joseph Daher, Elizabeth F. Thompson: Syria After the Uprisings: The Political Economy of State Resilience, How the West Stole Democracy from the Arabs

SYRIA: A book about how the West stole democracy from the Arabs. It became completely grotesque when the great powers in the best colonial style began to assess the suitability of the individual peoples for independence: Syria itself ended up in category A – as suitable for independence, but Palestine ended up in category B.

Those responsible go free

: What does it help that the War Criminal Tribunal in The Hague possesses extensive material when there is a lack of international political will to bring the Syrian executioners to justice?