More than six million displaced Syrians have been forbidden to return home by the US and its allies, but are still expected to help the west to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad via ballot, having failed to topple him militarily.
The challenge facing the US is to operate in a world where there is not one single power, but multiple poles of power and influence. If you were Russia, or China, or Iran, would you believe that the American administration has any interest whatsoever in international law? Would you trust the US? Or would you be looking over your shoulder wondering if you were next?
The horror, confusion, vulnerability, and understandable rage people feel when there is another terrorist attack on their streets never diminishes. These acts aren’t just anti-human, they’re also diametrically opposed to Islamic principles. So where does this strain of terrorism come from?
Stopping the root causes of terrorism is very easy – if you want to…