The Arab Human Rights Fund is a not-for-profit philanthropic organization that provides support for the promotion and realization of all human rights in the Arab region. Analyzing the whereabouts of this dynamic might be pretentious for a grant making organization like the Arab Human Rights Fund (AHRF); nevertheless, reflecting on how this reshuffling of the cards would affect the situation of human rights in the region is a much-needed exercise at this stage. Cautious as […]
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When Syria uses chemical weapons, why should the West intervene when Arab leaders are perfectly capable of imposing their own no-fly zone? For the first time during Syria’s twenty-five month civil war, the White House said the Syrian regime has deployed chemical weapons. British Prime Minister David Cameron agreed with these claims, and supported President Obama’s position that using chemical weapons would be a “red line” for possible intervention. Why, it must be repeated loudly, […]
Nine months ago, I wrote that the 22 member Arab League and 56 member Organization of Islamic Cooperation demanded a UN (Western) intervention in Syria to protect Syrian civilians against President Bashar al-Assad’s brutal crackdown. On December 12, CBS News published an interview with Syrian opposition spokesperson Yaser Tabbara, who insisted that Washington arm the rebels so they can establish a no-fly zone against Assad. Fact: Muslim nations are perfectly capable of intervening themselves. That […]
On November 17, 2012, Sharnoff’s Global Views™ spoke with Dr. Amgad Fareid El Tayeb, spokesperson of SudanChangeNow. Born in Khartoum, Sudan, Amgad is a medical doctor and currently a PhD researcher in Life Science at Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine. He is involved in politics and has called for democratic change in Sudan since secondary school as a member of the Democratic Front for Sudanese Students and after graduation member of the Democratic league of […]
The civil war that has raged in Syria for almost nineteen months shows no signs of abating, rather, there are indications that the conflict is likely to continue for a while longer. It could well turn out to be quite a while longer. Both sides in the dispute need only look at Lebanon and its fifteen year civil war to learn that there is much more to civil war than winning or losing. Staying in […]