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Why Netflix’s War Machine fails to strike at a heart of darkness
The Netflix adaptation of Michael Hastings's book The Operators stars Brad Pitt as General Glen McMahon, a fictionalised version of US General Stanley McChrystal and his fall from favour in counter-insurgency efforts in Afghanistan.
June 8, 2017
Book review: The Despot’s Accomplice challenges the West’s commitment to democracy
In The Despot’s Accomplice: How the West is Aiding and Abetting the Decline of Democracy, Brian Klaas makes a compelling case that the West, for all its posturing about promoting democracy, has not always matched rhetoric with reality.
March 9, 2017
Searching for a ‘realistic’ solution in Syria has inflamed the conflict
Four months after the Syrian regime gassed the neighbourhoods of Eastern Ghouta, Ryan Crocker, the scion of the US foreign policy establishment, offered sobering advice: it is time to consider a future for Syria without Assad’s ouster
May 17, 2014
The use of force as a political weapon – from Mandela to Syria
While violence is generally acknowledged as abhorrent by civilised society, a new book about its role in modern politics claims that brutal force is set to remain an integral part of society, writes Muhammad Idrees Ahmad.
January 9, 2014