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Raqqa: to appease Iran, Obama gives Assad’s air force a free pass for slaughter

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The term appeasement is often overused, but that’s what Obama’s free pass to Assad’s air force in exchange for a hoped-for nuclear deal with Iran is.

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Assad kills journalists too – the West must not work with his regime

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Assad is not an ally, he is a man whose stubborn determination to preserve his dictatorship has killed hundreds of thousands.

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Syria air strikes: Bashar al-Assad is not the ‘lesser evil’, but a major part of the problem

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A Western alliance with Assad would be based on two colossal misunderstandings of the situation in Syria.

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The British government has completely failed Syria’s refugees

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The scale of the tragedy requires a much greater response than the callous and disinterested one shown by the government.

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Peter Oborne’s latest Syria dispatch is a disgrace

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Peter Oborne’s latest dispatch reads like George Bernard Shaw on Stalin’s Russia.

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Geneva II: Failure by default

There are no examples in history of a genocidal regime giving up power peacefully.

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Britain should take our share of Syrian refugees

All three parties should consider making a much stronger, long term commitment to refugee resettlement in their manifestos.

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Labour should be arguing for more than 500 Syrian refugees

If Nigel Farage is able to make the case for Syrian asylum seekers, Ed Miliband should be able to.

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Syria (still) needs a no-fly-zone

A No-Fly Zone is not a solution to the conflict, but it is a proven means to restrict the killing.

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For his own credibility, Cameron must not turn his back on Syrian refugees

If Cameron really cares about Syria, he must not turn his back on her refugees.

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