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Need for anti-Isis coalition obvious

Published 16/10/2015

By now it is clear that the policies of the Western democracies to intervene and topple the autocratic regimes in Iraq, Libya and Syria have been an unmitigated disaster.

The evolution and development of Isis and its control of large areas of Iraq and Syria is the worst result of those interventions.

The need now to organise a coalition to cope with the threat of Isis is obvious. However, it seems that the Western democracies are not yet ready to admit to the abject failure of their interventionist policies, not least their attempts to oust President Assad.

Hence, instead of seeking a coalition, recent communiques from Washington and London simply criticise Russia.

ANTHONY GAUGHAN

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