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A Shrewd Reading of the Syrian Detente

Public Domain image of Syrian flag (if this is noted as "public domain" in error, please email me and I will take it down)

Public Domain image of Syrian flag (if this is noted as “public domain” in error, please email me and I will take it down)

A Shrewd Reading of the Syrian Detente

I’ve been so busy, between one thing and another of late, that I haven’t had time to post any kind of substantive commentary on the various issues that have been on my radar, both “out there” and as part of the scope of this blog. But, I’ve been following developments with interest, as and when I can.

The Syrian situation, which has presented an open challenge to those parts of the word that were called upon to respond, had resulted in something of a zugswang, where nations (and the US in particular) were called upon to act, but all the alternatives were deeply problematic, in complex and interconnected ways. This gave rise to a situation in which any move (and in this case, also a lack of action) undertaken would result in significantly problematic consequences, both in reality (though this is pretty much always the case–there are always tradeoffs) as well as in perception, in the context of political capital, domestically and on the world stage.

This shrewd and insightful analysis came up in my feeds this morning, and it seemed worth sharing.

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This entry was posted on September 12, 2013 by in Human Rights, Policy, Politics and tagged , , .
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