The evidence reviewed by political scientist Timo Kivimäki indicates that the “protection wars [fought by ‘coalitions of the willing’] have become the main source of violence in the world, occasionally contributing over 50% of total conflict fatalities.”
Furthermore, in many of these cases, including Syria, as he reviews, there were opportunities for diplomatic settlement that were ignored.
That has also been true in other horrific situations, including the Balkans in the early 1990s, the first Gulf War, and of course the Indochina wars, the worst crime since World War II.
In the case of Iraq the question does not even arise. There surely are some lessons here.
Sonia Szóstak was born in 1990. She studied photography at The Leon Schiller National Film, Television and Theatre School.
For the past few years she has been collaborating with magazines, designers, musicians and actors. In 2011 she was not only featured by Fashion Magazine as the “best debutante” , but also by Le Book, for having produced one of the world’s best magazine-covers in 2010.
In 2013 Sonia was invited to the Vogue Italia Exhibition “A Glimpse At Photo Vogue” held at the Carla Sozzani Gallery at Corso Como in Milan.
Szóstak’s photography can be seen at various group and solo exhibitions including shows that are part of Poland Fashion Week and Arts Festival.
Recently she started creating videos for musicians (Pets Recording) and fashion designers (including H&M Stockholm Collection). She collaborated with many brands including OZON MAGAZINE, K MAG, Vain Magazine, 10 Magazine, MISBHV, Catz’n’Dogz, MOA Design.3 hearts
Philippe Blache / All instruments
Natalya Romashina / Vocals and lyrics
Giuseppe Verticchio / Mastering
Christer Karlstad / Visuals
Mysticism keeps men sane. As long as you have mystery, you have health; when you destroy mystery you create morbidity. The ordinary man has always been sane because the ordinary man has always been a mystic. He has permitted the twilight. He has always had one foot in the earth and the other in fairyland.
Lisa Wassmann is a photographic artist living and working in Berlin, Germany. Raised in the midst of a divided city as the daughter of a magician and a sound engineer.
Favour and disgrace would seem equally to be feared; honour and great calamity, to be regarded as personal conditions (of the same kind).