The world is becoming a more dangerous place.
The bad-tempered row between the West and the Kremlin over the Skripals’ poisoning is being significantly compounded thanks to the latest chemical weapon attack by Syrian leader President Bashar Al-Assad on his own people. President Trump has warned of a “big price to pay” for this weekend’s strike in Douma, near Damascus, which has killed dozens.
It’s difficult to see what Trump’s words can mean, apart from more missile strikes.
Syria risks becoming the Balkans of the 21st Century – a confused cauldron of competing factions – with the danger of great power …read more