Bashar al-Assad

If you think arming the rebels is the answer, then you don’t understand Syria

20 June 2013 10:46

The Spectator debate on Monday will no doubt pick up from Cameron’s statement to the House of Commons after the…

Just Give War A Chance: Obama’s Realpolitik Approach to the Syrian Civil War.

17 June 2013 16:31

Boris Johnson makes a strong case in today’s Telegraph that even if the west wanted to intervene in the Syrian civil war…

Obama’s decision to arm the Syrian rebels will do little to address the Hezbollah threat

14 June 2013 16:03

Two years too late and with less than full conviction President Obama has finally announced that his administration will aid…

Syria: Assad’s axis of evil

14 June 2013 11:00

A few days ago in northern Aleppo, 14-year-old Mohammad Qataa was shot dead by armed fighters who accused him of…

The View from 22 — Ukip vs Westminster, Ukip vs the Tories and intervening in Syria

2 May 2013 8:32

Is UKIP a bunch of fringe lunatics, or a party ready to shake the establishment to its core? In this…

A member of the Free Syrian Army holds a burning portrait of embattled President Bashar al-Assad. Picture: Getty

Two years on, the Syrian revolution in numbers

15 March 2013 13:40

The original defiance came without malice or forethought. A group of barely pubescent schoolchildren, buoyed by the revolutions in Tunisia…

Assad’s jihad against Syrian rebels, and what it tells us about his regime

11 March 2013 15:34

Syrian state TV broadcast a remarkable statement last night calling for an ‘Islamic jihad’ against what it termed ‘Zionist saboteurs.’…

Pro-Assad commentator says his shoe and urine are more dignified than opponent

19 December 2012 16:38

Now this is what I call a studio discussion. My personal highlights are: ‘My shoe and my urine are more…

Rebel soldiers walk through the rubble of building in the northern Syrian city Aleppo today. Picture: Getty

What can the international community do to stop Assad using chemical weapons?

6 December 2012 16:39

Bashar al-Assad is busy writing his suicide note, ordering military officials to prepare the country’s chemical weapons for use. That’s…

The fall of a dictator

22 August 2012 22:13

David Cameron made separate phone calls to President Obama and President Hollande this evening to discuss the situation in Syria.…

Our enemy’s enemy

9 February 2012 9:20

It’s unusual for The Guardian and The Spectator to agree on anything, but Seamus Milne and our own John R…

Uncertainty reigns in Syria

29 January 2012 10:39

The Syrian situation is worsening by the day. Now the Arab League has pulled back its monitors in recognition of…