Seth Ferris

Ukraine: International Law for the Lawless

“The doctrine of justifiable war assumes a presumption against war — war should not be launched unless all the criteria…

Double Standard – Georgia-Ukraine, two presidents, no logic

In recent months we have seen the departure of two East European presidents. One was elected in broadly free and…

“Redlines and Headlines” in Western media over Ukraine and Syria

I have just realized that I am a conservative, a true conservative. Each time there is a revolution somewhere in the…

Ukraine: A Dangerous Divide

Mission Accomplished, but this time the battle is only just beginning. The removal of the Yanukovych government in Ukraine and…

John Kerry and Geneva-2 Dead End, they knew it was coming

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The much-hyped Geneva 2 Conference on Syria, which concluded at the end of January, delivered absolutely nothing, as it was…

Ukraine: America’s Side Must Win

Are we witnessing the outbreak of a new Cold War, in which the West is pitted against Russia and various…

Egyptian political reality: “the devil is in the media coverage”

Now some kind of mutual understanding has been achieved between the ruling military council and the Islamists in Egypt, with…

The Criminal Record of the Head of the Syrian National Coalition

In an attempt to "settle" the Syrian crisis Washington and Riyadh has put forward a negotiator - the President of the National Coalition…

Predator drones in America’s “not-so-friendly-skies”

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Most Americans don’t look up unless the “Goodyear Blimp” is hovering overhead, storm clouds are gathering on the horizon or…

Guinea: How Much Blood Pays for a Barrel of Oil?

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Back in 2006 then-US Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee that the politics of energy…

Boycotting Sochi is lame political subterfuge

Not since the Soviet incursion into Afghanistan in 1979 has there been so much recrimination and fanfare over the holding…

Geneva II: CNN throws a Curveball Just before the Summit

So Syria, meaning the government of Bashar al-Assad, has “systematically tortured and executed about 11,000 detainees since the start of…

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