Clare Short

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The Week That Matters for Syria and the World

(1) Comments | Posted 2 February 2016 | (00:00)

Her beautiful features distorted by pain and anger, Haifa told us how she had arrived at a refugee camp in Turkey. Aged 30, with her two children aged 10 and nine and pregnant with her third, she fled her home on 4 March 2011 as Syrian troops burnt it down....

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A Missile Attack on Syria Will Only Perpetuate the Civil War and Cause Further Suffering

(108) Comments | Posted 29 August 2013 | (01:00)

I support the view that every effort should be made to uphold the ban on the use of chemical weapons-though I recall a complete failure to act over Israel's use of white phosphorus in Gaza. It was surely right to go to the Security Council after the chemical weapons attack...

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Libya Post Conflict: We Must Learn From the Failures in Iraq

(7) Comments | Posted 23 August 2011 | (16:35)

For Libya to succeed in its transition, we are told repeatedly, we must learn the lessons of the failure to plan for the post-conflict phase in Iraq.

This claim is misleading and obscures the real lesson from Iraq. It is a matter of record that there was extensive planning...

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