Russia and Syria: Should Have Seen it Coming

Russia’s unilateral intervolvement in Syria is the consequence of a forgotten intervention

COMMENTAt the moment in Syria we are witnessing one of the most significant shifts in the international community in recent years: the now huge role that Russia is playing in the Middle East. Russia has committed to a drawn out …


There should be a military occupation of Syria – and Ireland should be part of it

If we truly care about the Syrian people we should make it so that they do not have to flee in broken boats across the Mediterranean. We should do what is hard and save their lives.

COMMENTThere is an illusion that often afflicts many people of all sides in the discussion of international affairs. We tend to believe, whether to attribute blame or to call for action, that we in the West can steer the world.