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James Snell

James Snell is a writer whose work has appeared in numerous international publications including The Telegraph, Prospect, National Review, NOW News, Middle East Eye and History Today.

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In Libya, Russia calls in its proxy, Assad

21 May, 2020

Comment: Transplanted to fight in another civil conflict, Syrian soldiers are finding themselves on opposing sides of Libya's crowded battlefield, writes James Snell.

How coronavirus presented China with a dream surveillance opportunity

06 May, 2020

Comment: For the Chinese people, and Uighurs in particular, coronavirus has become the pretext for increased state surveillance and harassment, writes James Snell.

The stakes rise in Syria, refugees pay the price

03 March, 2020

Comment: Unless something fundamental changes in Turkey's and the world's approach, a renewed refugee crisis will reach Europe's shores, writes James Snell.

Iran's mishandling of coronavirus outbreak puts people at risk

26 February, 2020

Opinion: The untransparent way Tehran is handling an outbreak of Covid-19 virus is putting people in the country and the broader Middle East in grave danger, argues James Snell

Idlib: A Syrian tragedy foretold

07 February, 2020

Comment: Syrian and Russian forces are rounding on Idlib, and it's clear they will settle for nothing less than complete destruction, writes James Snell.

How Idlib's 'ceasefires' tell the story of Syria's war

28 January, 2020

Comment: The inconsistent reaction to to the Assad regime's violence in Idlib tells a story of heartbreaking international indifference that has haunted the Syrian war, writes James Snell.

Counterterrorism for hire in UAE

23 December, 2019

Comment: Across the world, we're seeing the marriage of technology and autocracy, writes James Snell.

Targeting doctors, Assad puts humanity itself in the crosshairs

04 December, 2019

Comment: Assad's regime is deliberately targeting health workers - imprisoning, torturing and treating them as enemies of the state, writes James Snell.

How China uses tech to monitor, detain, brainwash Uighurs

28 November, 2019

Comment: The Chinese government is conducting mass surveillance, imprisonment and brainwashing of Uighurs under the guise of 'education and counter-terrorism', writes James Snell.

Leaked Iran cables reveal puppeteer's grip on Iraq

19 November, 2019

Comment: The leaked Iran cables detail the machinations of a foreign government acting with its own interests at heart in Iraq, writes James Snell.

Mourning White Helmets ally, James Le Mesurier

14 November, 2019

Comment: In Le Mesurier's death, the world has lost an advocate for Syrian lives, and a great humanitarian, writes James Snell.

Assad officials begin trial, but regime brutality continues

31 October, 2019

Comment: Germany's efforts to prosecute two Syrians who are believed to have committed war crimes under Assad barely scratches the surface of the Syrian regime's crimes, writes James Snell.

James Snell
James Snell

James Snell is a writer whose work has appeared in numerous international publications including The Telegraph, Prospect, National Review, NOW News, Middle East Eye and History Today.

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