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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    The US can help, but it will take a united Iraq to defeat terror

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 04:19am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Only united Iraq can defeat terror The barbarism of the extremist Sunni Muslim force rampaging across Iraq and Syria that calls itself the Islamic State knows no bounds. ... stronghold of Mosul fell, they scattered to the Sinjar mountains bordering Syria, where tens of thousands have since been trapped with scant shelter and no food or water. It is a humanitarian ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Libya a case study of the consequences of regime change

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 03:59am by SCMP Editorial

    ... of major cities and oilfields. The chaos is spreading, with smuggled weapons fuelling conflicts in 14 countries, among them Syria, Nigeria, Somalia and the Central African Republic. Neighbouring ... and Syria. The UN's mandate for the air strikes was to protect civilians, but participating nations had agendas of their own. Despite the protests of fellow UN Security Council member Russia, ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    World must unite to save Iraq from imploding

    Posted Jun 27th 2014, 03:13am by SCMP Editorial

    ... are eager for revenge, and a rebellion that could tear through the region threatens. ISIL's confidence comes from its gains in neighbouring civil-war-torn Syria, where it was backed by Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Kuwait. Maliki's misrule made breaching the Iraqi border from eastern Syria straightforward for the militants. Jordan and Lebanon, already affected by the Syrian conflict, ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Do not close the door on Russia

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 03:55am by SCMP Editorial

    ... cooperate. The West needs Russia's help in resolving Syria's civil war, the continuing conflict in Afghanistan and curtailing Iran's nuclear ambitions. Western Europe needs Russian oil ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Economic model in Xinjiang must be modified

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 02:46am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Modify policies to help all Uygurs China is threatened by terrorism as never before. Muslim separatists in the western autonomous region of Xinjiang have stepped up their attacks and taken their murderous campaign to civilian targets elsewhere on the mainland. Some have joined Islamic extremists fighting in Syria and Iraq, prompting fears that combat skills ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    US does more harm than good with military intervention on foreign soil

    Posted Jun 15th 2014, 03:55am by SCMP Editorial

    ... capital is an al-Qaeda offshoot which has already made dramatic gains in northern Syria. Similarly, as the US prepares to pull out of Afghanistan, contending its mission against Taliban extremists ... Pakistanis for the Taliban. American aid to rebels fighting Syria's civil war was matched by military backing from Saudi Arabia for al-Qaeda-linked militants and from Iran for Shiite fighters. ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Peace talks should be next step for Syria conflict

    Posted Nov 05th 2013, 12:50am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Peace talks next step for Syria Syria has kept its pledge for chemical weapons disarmament, easily meeting the first major deadline in an accord brokered by Russia ... weapons is important, as is finding the perpetrator of the sarin attack. But these aims must not cloud efforts to bring peace to Syria. The priority has to be striking a political deal between ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    With action on Syria's chemical arsenal under way, peace talks next

    Posted Oct 06th 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Now we need peace in Syria Disagreement among the world's powers on how best to respond to Syria's civil war has dragged on for two years, the death toll climbing ... and promised compliance by Syria's president, Bashar al-Assad, there is finally agreement where before there had been only bickering. But attaining the target of eliminating as much as 1,000 ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    The US does not speak for the world when it comes to Syria

    Posted Sep 05th 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial US cannot speak for the world The reason for US President Barack Obama's turnaround on striking Syria without the approval of the American people is unclear. He may ... response, if proven true; international treaties ban chemical weapons. But even though such an incident crosses a "red line" marked by Obama a year ago, Syria poses no threat to the US ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    International action against Syria hinges on inspections

    Posted Aug 28th 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Action hinges on Syria inspections Syria's civil war has wrought a heavy toll, with more than 100,000 people killed, two million made refugees and a quarter ... Syria is not party to the treaty. But that does not mean the world can stand idly by if an atrocity has taken place. There are limits to how a government can treat its people; the same ...




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