The last thing Syrians need is more arms going to either side

Russia and Iran are providing weapons and ammunition to Syria’s President Assad, while Saudi Arabia and Qatar deliver arms through Turkey to his opponents. John Kerry, the US secretary of state, has just announced that the US is increasing its non-lethal assistance to the rebels by a further $60m. Britain is asking the EU to lift its embargo on arms sales to the opposition.

Read the rest of the article in Charles Glass’s new e-book The State of Syria: Past, Present and Future.