SYRIA CRISIS BRIEFING: A Collision Course for Intervention
Free Syria Army Idlib February 2012 - Photo by tinyccSyriaFreedom
The Syrian crisis took a decisive new turn on 25 July. President Bashar al-Assads own future is now significantly less relevant to whatever will happen next in the country and external intervention, in some form, is now significantly more likely.
In this Briefing, experts detail the risks and challenges of intervention in Syria. Our contributors delve further into the internal and external aspects of this conflict, offering a sobering assessment ofthe prospects for Syria and the region.
Nemo me impune lacesset,
|"The chief aim of all government is to preserve the freedom of the citizen. His control over his person, his property, his movements, his business, his desires should be restrained only so far as the public welfare imperatively demands. The world is in more danger of being governed too much than too little.
It is the teaching of all history that liberty can only be preserved in small areas. Local self-government is, therefore, indispensable to liberty. A centralized and distant bureaucracy is the worst of all tyranny.
Taxation can justly be levied for no purpose other than to provide revenue for the support of the government. To tax one person, class or section to provide revenue for the benefit of another is none the less robbery because done under the form of law and called taxation."
John W. Davis, Democratic Presidential Candidate, 1924. Davis was one of the greatest trial and appellate lawyers in US history. He also served as the US Ambassador to the UK.