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The Aerial View of Homs: Diagram of Investigation

This infographic plots the line of inquiry and methodology we adopted to investigate a widely-circulated aerial shot of Homs. An amended version of our investigation “Panorama of Destruction: The Story Behind the Aerial View of Homs” was published this week … Continue reading

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Motives behind the chemical strikes: the theory of a rebel advance

Following the August 21 attack on Eastern Ghouta, which the US and a number of other states say were carried out by the Syrian regime using nerve agents, skeptical observers have questioned the absence of a discernible motive for the … Continue reading

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Panorama of Destruction: The Story Behind the Aerial View of Homs

“It may be that the quality of photographic transparency, once presumed dead, has simply shifted from the picture to the picture maker. In such a practice, subjectivity and truthfulness are no longer at odds, and the acknowledgement of point of … Continue reading

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On the deadliness of “non-lethal” toxins & the banality of red lines

[This post is intended as a starting point for exploring the distinctions between “lethal” and “non-lethal chemical” weapons, and the deadliness of the latter.  The post will be updated.] In August 2012, US President Barack Obama issued a much-cited (and … Continue reading

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