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Remarks on the Legality of Potential Strikes on Syria

un-flag-square With the procrastination of military action and national parliaments’ growing involvement, debates over the legality, legitimacy and efficiency of potential strikes against the Syrian regime are getting increasingly polarized.

In that context, we would like to share a set of arguments regarding the issue of the legality of  an intervention in the face of UN Security Council’s paralysis. Continue reading

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NGC on BBC to Discuss the Intervention in Syria

chemicalsNGC Managing Director was invited by the BBC World Have Your Say to participate in the Radio and TV program on the Syrian crisis.

Along with NGC, other participants from Moscow, London, the US and Syria discussed who was behind the chemical attacks in Damascus and how the international community should react.

The Radio debate (link here) focused on the option of a military intervention, in particular on a No Fly Zone Option, while the TV debate was centered on the issue of the responsibilities.

NGC Director explained why a chemical attack by the Syrian rebels or the djihadists was not a convincing scenario. She highligheted the cost of inaction and advocated for a limited no fly zone.

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Empower the Free Syrian Army

“We ask the inhabitants of March to save us from the people of Earth” , a plea from the people of Dael in Daraa, Syria, 12 Juillet 2012

Over the past 18 months of the Syrian conflict, experts had plenty of time to discuss options for international action in Syria, including:

1.  A UN peace-keeping mission

2. A buffer zone in Syria

3. A no-fly zone

4. Arming the Free Syrian Army Continue reading

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