John Jenkins

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Protesters at the Syria conference in Vienna on 14 November 2015. ‘This has to start somewhere. Politicians sitting quietly together in a room is a start.’ Photograph: Hans Punz/EPA

To write about Syria is to drown slowly in moral quicksand. It is not just that the situation is complex. It is because we have seen over the last four years the collapse of a country, and more importantly a whole society, while the world has stood and watched: a protracted agony in a far-away country between people of whom we know nothing.

We have taken our lead from President Obama, whose inaction has been parsed by his supporters as masterly caution. As we watch the global order established in 1945 crumble, the terror threat from Islamic State spread and further waves of refugees and economic migrants wash on to Greek beaches never to return to the countries that desperately need them, we interpret our torpor as a rational response to the inevitable moral ambiguities of the Middle East.…  Seguir leyendo »