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Western Apathy Towards Violence Highlighted in Bahrain

It seems that if you’re King Khalifa, you just can’t go wrong these days. The strategic location of Bahrain, a country that he rules with swift and bloody efficacy, has rendered him practically immune to not only public condemnation, but international sanctions as well.

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Military Intervention in Libya?

Watching the battle in Libya has been like watching a deadly pendulum swing back and forth. One day the rebels take control of a town, the next day they lose it. One day Gaddafi’s forces take a blow, the next day his soldiers fire shells into civilians queuing for bread. On the news there is […]

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Deadly Weekend in Syria

Over this last weekend, Syria has seen a rapid escalation in violence. Protests that were contained in the towns of Daraa, Baniyas, and Homs have extended themselves into numerous small towns and most notably, the suburbs of the nation’s capital, Damascus. This is a fairly significant turn of events and the government is more than […]