Jonathan Freedland

  • The challenge for the people of Syria — besides staying alive, of course, in a civil war that has killed 130,000 of them and displaced millions — is to get the rest of the world to pay attention. Month after month, the killing grinds on and those outside Syria look the other way, either ...

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  • If this isn’t a matter of national security, what is? When 13 people end up dead at a US military base, that surely crosses the threshold - putting America’s problem with guns into the category reserved for threats to the mortal safety of the nation. At its narrowest, Monday’s ...

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  • Write a new chapter in the diplomatic handbook. Dedicate it to the off-the-cuff remark - the gaffe, even - which averts a war.We don't yet know if John Kerry's apparently unplanned comment in London, suggesting Syria could avoid a US military strike by turning over its stash of chemical weapons, ...

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