They Fought AloneMy new book, They Fought Alone: The True Story of the Starr Brothers, British Secret Agents in Nazi-Occupied France is out this week from Penguin.

They Fought Alone tells the astounding epic of two Anglo-American brothers, George and John Starr, heroes in Britain’s secret warfare agency, Special Operations Executive (SOE). Fluent in French, they were soon recruited by SOE and infiltrated into occupied France to organize resistance and harass German forces.

They Fought Alone hits hard with its dramatic tale of spies, sabotage, betrayal and the daring of men and women risking everything to defeat the Nazis.
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Julian Assange Languishes in Prison as His Journalistic Collaborators Brandish Their Prizes

The Intercept | 15th April 2019

Julian Assange

While Julian Assange languishes in south London’s maximum security Belmarsh Prison, a British court is weighing his fate. The 48-year-old Australian founder of Wikileaks is serving time for the minor crime of jumping bail by taking asylum in the Ecuadorian embassy in 2012 to avoid extradition to Sweden. His fear at the time was that the Swedes, with a track record of assisting rendition of suspects sought by the U.S., would send him straight across the Atlantic. Now that he has lost his diplomatic refuge, 70 British members of Parliament have petitioned to dispatch Assange to Sweden if prosecutors there reopen the case they closed in 2017. The greater threat to his liberty is the United States Department of Justice’s extradition demand for him to stand trial in the U.S. for conspiring with Chelsea Manning to hack a government computer. The U.S. insists Assange will not face the death penalty.…

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The Danger of Judging by Appearance and the Power of Reaching Out

Stratfor


They call themselves the OWGs, Old White Guys. The oldest is 78, the youngest 65. Their profile fits the pundits' picture of Trump voters: white, Christian and born before the Vietnam War. Their home is Raleigh, North Carolina, in the…

Ruins at Zamalka, Ghouta, Syria, 22nd Feb 2018

Tell me how this ends

Harper's Magazine


America’s muddled involvement with Syria America in the Middle East: learning curves are for pussies.—Jon Stewart, The Daily Show, June 2, 2015. In January 2017, following Donald Trump’s inauguration, his national security staffers entered their White House offices for the…

Destruction in Homs

Syria: A Savage Peace

The New York Review of Books


Workmen throughout Syria are erecting bronze, stone, and concrete statues in what the government calls “liberated areas.” Some of the monuments are newly cast, while others have been in storage since the conflict began in 2011. At that time, protesters…





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About the Author

charles-glassCharles Glass is a broadcaster, journalist and writer, who began his journalistic career in 1973 at the ABC News Beirut bureau with Peter Jennings. He covered the October Arab-Israeli War on the Egyptian and Syrian fronts. He also covered civil war in Lebanon, where artillery fire wounded him in 1976. He was ABC News Chief Middle East correspondent from 1983 to 1993. Since 1993, he has been a freelance writer in Paris, Tuscany, Venice and London, regularly covering the Middle East, the Balkans, southeast Asia and the Mediterranean region. He has also published books, short stories, essays and articles in the United States and Europe.

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