Labour split on defence grows as Maria Eagle criticises Corbyn over Trident | Politics | The Guardian

The left-wing Guardian nespaper reports that UK shadow defence secretary and frontbench colleagues attack Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn for saying he would never use nuclear weapons if prime minister.

Source: Labour split on defence grows as Maria Eagle criticises Corbyn over Trident | Politics | The Guardian

Personally, I’m convinced that Corbynism will increasingly be shown to be flaky over the coming months. Unfortunately, hard-left supporters who put Corbyn in power are not interested in rational argument about policy – for them it’s about rhetoric and shouting down effective debate.

It will be interesting to see if the moderates in the Labour Party can regroup effectively?

Will Putin be able to carry al-Assad forever? – MURAT YETKİN – Hurriyet Daily News

Bashar and Asma al-Assad, President and first-...

Bashar and Asma al-Assad, President and first-wife of Syria. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

According to this thoughtful article by Turkey’s leading newspaper, Hurriyet, the bottom line of the Syria talks, between the U.S. President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin, is that they agree that Syria today under Bashar al-Assad is no longer sustainable, but they disagree on the future of al-Assad himself.

Source: Will Putin be able to carry al-Assad forever? – MURAT YETKİN

This article speculates on how longer Russia will be able to continue supporting Assad. Surely, Russia is interested in strengthening her strategic position in the Middle East, especially at the of the US and this is the primary goal?

Thoughts?