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William Shaw

William Shaw

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Abdulbaset Sieda, head of the opposition Syrian National Council since June 2012. (Photo: Syrian National Council website)
William Shaw
5 Jul 12
Disconnect from conflict on the ground saps confidence in overseas political movement.
William Shaw
1 May 12
Although National Transitional Council has presided over period of calm, critics say it hasn’t lived up to high hopes placed in it.
Former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan is leading a joint UN-Arab League peace effort for Syria. (Photo: Geirix/WikiCommons)
William Shaw
16 Apr 12
Critics of peace plan warn it might give President Bashar al-Assad breathing space to consolidate control.
View of central Sanaa. Picture taken 2007. (Photo: Fabian Pfeiffer/Flickr)
William Shaw
21 Feb 12
Presidential referendum offers hope of change, even though there’s only one candidate.
	Posters of President Bashar al-Assad. (Photo: James Gordon/Flickr)</p>
William Shaw
16 Feb 12
Fears that President Assad now believes he has a free hand to crush rebellion by military force.
Libyan embassy London, autumn 2011. (Photo: Gordon2208/Flickr)
William Shaw
3 Feb 12
New diplomatic staff tasked with rebuilding relations and recovering stolen state assets. Deputy mission chief Ahmed Gebreel talks about breaking with the Gaddafi regime.
Rebel fighters outside Bin Jawad, March  2011. (Photo: Nasser Nouri)
William Shaw
25 Jan 12
Progress needed on security, economy and governance to dispel unhappiness with transitional authorities.
A rebel fighter near the town of Bin Jawad, March 2011. This man has a Belgian-made rifle taken from the Libyan military rather than the more usual Kalashnikov. The new government will struggle to gather in all the firearms now in private hands. (Photo: Nasser Nouri/Flickr)
William Shaw
21 Dec 11
Efforts to secure weapons continue but interim rulers face uphill struggle to disarm population.
Demonstration by the Occupy Bardo movement in Tunis. (Photo: Amine Ghrabi/Flickr)
William Shaw
16 Dec 11
Activists want to hold new leaders to original aims of revolution, even as public tires of protest.
Yemeni vice-president Abd Rabbuh Mansur al-Hadi is seen as the most likely winner of the February 2012 presidential ballot. (Photo: Almaghi/Wikicommons)
William Shaw
1 Dec 11
Interim leader could replace Ali Abdullah Saleh as elected president but questions remain about how much he would be in control.