Tag Archives: Syria

Non-Book Review: The Principality Of Antioch And Its Frontiers In The Twelfth Century

The Principality Of Antioch And Its Frontiers In The Twelfth Century, by Andrew D. Buck One of my favorite parts of being a prolific book reviewer for the De Re Militari is being able to read books on a variety … Continue reading

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It’s Fire In The Streets Now, But It’s Quiet In Your Head

Shortly after starting this blog, the violence of the ongoing Syrian Civil War became something I paid attention to from time to time. ¬†Given my time constraints, writing about it at length has not been feasible, because it is nothing … Continue reading

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Bang Bang (My Neighbor Shot Me Down)

One of the unfortunate spillover effects from the ongoing problems in Syria [1] is the rising tensions between Russia and Turkey, two neighbors who have historically not seen eye to eye for a variety of reasons over a long period … Continue reading

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The World’s Worst Kickstarter Idea

Earlier tonight as I was facebooking, which can often be a hazardous activity when one has as many odd friends and acquaintances as I do, I saw what may be the worst ever idea for a kickstarter. For those who … Continue reading

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A Fatal Disconnect

Given the bellicose language coming out of our normally milquetoast Secretary of State, the former junior senator from the state of Massachusetts, it seems quite possible that the United States will be involved in a foreign conflict with Syria as … Continue reading

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The Enemy Of My Enemy Is Not Necessarily My Friend

For a variety of reasons, the subject of friendship and coalition building is often on my mind. There are ultimately two different motivations for building coalitions–out of a common identity and common interests and a common worldview or out of … Continue reading

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War Is Not A Game

It is at least moderately significant that war games are going on right now in Syria, a nation whose regime is unstable (and that is putting it rather charitably) between Syria and three other nations: Russia, China, and Iran. This … Continue reading

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The African Union And The Arab League

The recent apparent flight of Gaddafi from Tripoli, though not the end of the conflict between the rebel forces and his regime, signifies a new stage where the rebel forces will not have to transition into a functioning government in … Continue reading

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