Tag Archive for Syria

“Syria: from Destruction to Reconstruction”

Lord Hylton

This was the title of a conference, organized in London by the Cambridge-based European Centre for the Study of Extremism, director Dr Makram Khoury-Machool, on 5th and 6th April. Lord Williams of Oystermouth (formerly Archbishop of Canterbury) gave the keynote address. Other speakers included Lord Eames, formerly Archbishop of Armagh, Congressman D Kucinich of Ohio,…

My letter to The Times re Syria (not published)

Lord Hylton

Why is it that your articles usually reflect the views of the armed opposition groups, filtered through your correspondents in Cairo and other places outside Syria? Do you not know that the Assad government now controls the greater part of Syria and has the support of a major part of the population, probably including many…

Syria and Iraq : Tale of Two Cities

Lord Hylton

This is the text of a letter I sent to the Financial Times on 7/10.16 – not published: The Western media have reported at length on conditions in Aleppo, usually from the rebel anti-government side.  Writing from Lebanon and Turkey, they have reflected the views of Al Arabya and Al-Jazeera. They have also described military…

Refugees and Turkey

Lord Hylton

Refugees and Turkey The whole world is grateful to Turkey for taking in a very large number of Syrians. It has provided health care for many, while allowing some to work for their living, and perhaps one-third of the children attend school. On the other hand, if things are as good as the Turkish ambassador…

“Inside Syria” by Reese Erlich

Lord Hylton

Prometheus Books – Amherst – NY  pub 2014 – ISBN: 978-1-61614-948-2235 pages + Appendices, Chronology, Notes on Sources, and Index The author is an American journalist, who grew up in California as a politically active student, from a Jewish family, who protested against the Vietnam War. He gives a useful background on Syria since the…