Syria: to Ban or Not to Ban?

On Friday, March 15, France joined Britain in calling to lift the arms embargo on Syria. Two years into the Syrian civil war, European delegates fear that lifting the ban could help escalate the tumultuous situation on the ground. France explained their denunciation of the ban, explaining that France “cannot allow a people to be […]

Olivier Voisin: Renowned French Photographer Dies after Sustaining Injuries in Syria

French photograph Olivier Voisin, well known for his freelance work in war zones in Palestine, Libya, and Syria, succumbed to his injuries Sunday, February 24, 2013 in Turkey.  Voisin had sustained serious wounds to both his arms and head in a shelling attack by the Katiba, an opposition group, close to Idlib in the north […]

France Takes Stance on Syrian Conflict

On Wednesday August 8th, former President Nicolas Sarkozy and the President of the Syrian National Council, M. Abdel Basset Sieda, expressed themselves on the current Syrian crisis. Criticized by the left, applauded by the UMP, this declaration has at least taken credit for sparking a reaction from François Hollande. Following the declaration of Gérard Araud, […]