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People remove a picture of Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad in the northeastern provincial capital of Raqqa after it was captured by rebel fighters. (R)


Syria and the Shi’ite Pincer

Syria and the Shi’ite Pincer

On 1 December 2011 I wrote a column asking whether the Shi’ite star had set, in reference to the repercussions of the Syrian revolution at the time and what they would entail. Today, two years on from the outbreak of the revolution, we are now in a new phase. We...
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The Watermelon Revolutions

The Watermelon Revolutions

An old joke popular among economists says when you have two cows, the state takes one of them and gives it to someone else. This is the socialist system. In a communist system, the state takes both cows from you and gives you milk. Finally, in the capitalist system,...