Turkey’s invasion of northern Syria may force Western states to finally address what to do with adherents of Islamic State. Here are the options.
Kurdish women have fought on the front lines of military battles since the 19th century. A scholar explains the origins of Kurdistan's relative gender equality in a mostly conservative Muslim region.
The Turkish offensive in northern Syria not only threatens international security, but destroys hope for a democratic alternative in the Middle East.
Deep Saini and Michelle Grattan discuss the acts of civil disobedience by climate activist group Extinction Rebellion, and consider what Australia's responsibility is in the Turkey-Syria conflict.
Since defending northern Syria from the Islamic State, Kurdish people have established an egalitarian society where women are equal, democracy is direct and religious freedom is guaranteed.
In the aftermath of President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw US troops from Syria, Turkey may be sinking deeper in the Syrian conflict.
Why the US decision to withdraw troops from northern Syria is so dangerous.
The US president's latest announcement portends a worrying outcome in a part of the world riven by years of conflict.
Crony capitalism became firmly embedded under Ben Ali, benefiting his family and close friends.
Jordan has a huge number of Syrian refugees and since 2016 it has let them legally enter the workforce.
After years of tensions over northern Syria, the US and Turkey have agreed to establish safe zones. Why now?
Armed conflict in Syria has been a disaster for the area's cultural heritage. A displaced archaeologist describes what's being lost.
Private military and security companies are increasingly being contracted in Africa. But there are big gaps in understanding their impact.
Will Syrian religious extremists migrate to the West as refugees in need – and then do harm? A team of researchers surveyed Syrian refugees in Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey to find out the answer.
After Brexit, the UK will need to decide whether it supports EU diplomacy or US militarism.
How Syria's tribes are being used by those both for and against the regime of Bashar al-Assad.
Turkey's authoritarian leader, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, was handed a big defeat recently when his party's candidate lost a crucial election contest. Is this the beginning of Erdogan's demise?
Organizations try to hide mistakes and evade responsibility, studies show. But two scholars analyzing militant and terrorist groups say they are willing to acknowledge their mistakes – sometimes.
According to a new study, a small portion of a site can yield thousands of objects, adding up to millions of dollars.
In this difficult context, through different mechanisms, the artists engage with the consequences of war to restore social cohesion, stimulate imagination and revive hope.