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Nov 30th, 2015

Syria: arguments for and against

By Carlton Rose

The situation in Syria is complicated. Some 38 Degrees members have said they’d like to learn more before they decide what they think about UK involvement in the bombing campaign.

Here’s a compilation of different articles, from different viewpoints. If you’ve got other articles to suggest, please leave them in the comments below.


Neutral/Factual (in as far as that’s possible):

Fact checking service Fullfact has a few useful articles about Syria

BBC summary of where different political parties stand


In favour of bombing:

David Cameron’s case for airstrikes

Simon Heffer in the Daily Telegraph

Defence secretary Michael Fallon sets out his argument for airstrikes


Against bombing:

The Stop the War coalition’s response to David Cameron

Wes Streeting MP: The argument for intervening in Syria is strong – but not strong enough

The pretend war: why bombing Isil won’t solve the problem – Andrew J. Bacevich


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