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A Proposal to end the Violence in Syria

Omar Alghabra | Posted 11.13.2012 | Canada Politics
Omar Alghabra

There is no consensus on military intervention among Syrian opposition, neighbouring countries and UN Security Council members. However, everyone including the regime emphasizes how committed they are to ending the violence. The most effective way to stop the violence quickly would be to deploy a multinational peacekeeping force.

Who Is Responsible for Syrian Refugees?

Heather Roff | Posted 11.06.2012 | Canada
Heather Roff

Recently, there has been much discussion about establishing a "safe haven" within Syria's borders to protect the growing number of refugees fleeing the country's civil war, which unfortunately have received little backing. Can we hold that bordering states have a duty to accept more fleeing Syrians? This is a tough call, as the international community is not helping the situation in any certain terms.

Can we Expel Assad Along with his Ambassadors?

Ahed Al Hendi | Posted 07.29.2012 | Canada Politics
Ahed Al Hendi

Though expelling the Syrian ambassadors is an important step, this neither brings the murdered children back to life, nor will it protect the remaining children from being killed. The statements made by Western nations about expelling Syrian ambassadors should never drown out the shrieks of the children who were slaughtered in Hawla, Homs, and Daraa.

Beware Syria, Here's Why Ceasefires Fail

Robert Barrett, PhD | Posted 03.26.2012 | Canada
Robert Barrett, PhD

The recent six-point multilateral agreement on Syria is a breakthrough for those seeking to end the country's horrific yearlong bloodbath. But despite overwhelming agreement that the killing must stop, a lack of shared opinion on whom or what to support now threatens to dash any hope of a ceasefire taking effect.