Syria

From one war to the next

The essential problem with armed overthrows is that they rarely win the peace. Victory in the battlefield doesn't create sustainable institutions for a civil society. Pop quiz: when did World War 2 end? The fighting may have stopped in 1945 but the real answer is somewhere in 1947-8, when the Marshall Plan and the Occupation in Japan helped restore normalcy and gave the Japanese and Germans back control. That's why they are such strong allies today. That's why Iraq is not. 

By | 2017-07-16T12:10:42+00:00 July 5th, 2017|Peace|0 Comments

4.1 Miles РThe New York Times 

By Daphne Matziaraki This film shows that crucial moment between life and death, where regardless of political beliefs, fears or preparation, some people will go beyond themselves to save a stranger. A coast guard captain on a small Greek island is suddenly charged with saving thousands of refugees from drowning at sea. Source: 4.1 Miles

By | 2017-06-22T14:28:59+00:00 September 30th, 2016|Self-evident|0 Comments