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Syria’s Deadly Bureaucracy

Syria’s Deadly Bureaucracy

The latest chemical attack, which allegedly killed hundreds in Damascus, will worsen the humanitarian disaster in Syria. Last week, the UN registered the one millionth Syrian child refugee. Earlier in the month, the UN also confirmed what many already suspected—that...
Strings Attached

Strings Attached

In spring 2002, with the Second Intifada entering its second year, I was in Damascus drinking tea with a friend in his shop near the Umayyad Mosque. We were watching a televised broadcast of Israel’s assault on the West Bank, which it was reoccupying. When I asked my...