7 March, new 'Analysis & Commentary' article - 'The UK Government's Bias On Syria Is Remarkable'
29 January, interviewed by Radio France Internationale on the use of US Predator drones over Mali.
17 December, new 'Analysis & Commentary' article - 'The West May Regret Taking Sides In Syria'
29 November, new 'Analysis & Commentary' article -'Developments In Syria?'
27 November, new 'Analysis & Commentary' article -'Syria: Britain On A Slippery Slope?'
15 November, new 'Analysis & Commentary' article - 'Syria: Put Logic Before Emotion'
22 October, Sky News uses a shorter version of the 'Syria: Time To Remember Russia Is More Important Than Assad' article on it's web site.
18 October, new 'Analysis & Commentary' article - 'Syria: Time To Remember Russia Is More Important Than Assad'
18 September, new 'Analysis & Commentary' article - 'The Attack On Camp Bastion'.
17 September, interviewed by Voice of Russia on the major international Naval exercise in the Gulf.
16 September, in Al-Arabiya report on Naval build up in Persian Gulf.
14 September, new 'Analysis & Commentary' article - 'Building Without A Firm Foundation: A Failure Of UK Policy In Syria'.
12 September, new Bronze, Silver, Gold assistance available for small charities and NGOs, see 'Services'
6 September, new 'Analysis & Commentary' article - Syria: No Fly Zone Realities'.
4 September, article 'Syria: The No Fly Zone Deception' published on Sky News website.
13 August, new 'Analysis & Commentary' article - 'Syria: A Fixation With Regime Change Is Unhelpful'
9 August, new 'Analysis & Commentary' article - 'Syria: A New Phase?'
6 August, new 'Analysis & Commentary' article - 'Syria: Perception v Reality'
Paul Smyth elsewhere:
Analysis on Libya given to Sky News, BBC TV News, Radio 5 Live, Radio 4, BBC World Service, Voiceof America, BBC Look East, Anglia News, BBC and independent local radio stations including LBC London.
Articles published in the Daily Telegraph, The Times, Daily Express and Herald Scotland. Quoted in the Guardian, Observer, Canada's National Post and Financial Post, Le Monde, and CNN.
Participated in panel analysis for Al Jazeera's Inside Story programme and for a Guardian Q&A blog.
Articles also published on the Royal United Services Institute.
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