Over the last two days, reports on Syria have hit in staccato fashion. Though each short report could produce doctoral dissertations in analyses, the most significant of these short needs to be preserved, lest they get buried under a potential future avalanche. 7 July, Vladimir Putin and Donald J. Trump held a two-hour private meeting that had the neo-left and [Continue reading…]
The United States plans a military operation against Syria. The decision should be scrutinized to see if there is any legal ground to justify the planned action. The eleven nations (1) made a joint statement on the margins of the Group of 20 Nations Leader’s Meeting in Saint Petersburg, Russia. It was an attempt to find a legal foundation for the [Continue reading…]
The United States ended up badly isolated at the G20 summit in St. Petersburg on the Syrian question. The best American claim is that the gathering was split down the middle – «fifty – fifty» but the cold reality is that there were no takers among the world leaders for the US’ proposed military operations against Syria other than Turkey, [Continue reading…]
Next week the US Congress is to express its opinion on the reckless and staggering rush of Barack Obama as the President is pressuring the lawmakers to push through his decision to strike Syria. No details are known and they are changing all the time.
Syria: Norwegian Labor Party demands negotiations for a peaceful solution. While the Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov stated in a new statement that the current turmoil in terms of Syria and the mounting crisis in the Middle East as well as the situation in the Asia-Pacific region demands an increased attention by Russia and Australia, a former NATO official and [Continue reading…]