Maps can be an invaluable tool in a natural disaster or humanitarian crisis. A pilot project trained Syrian refugees at a Jordan camp to create their own.
From eye-scanners to 3D printers, technology in humanitarian crises can be a positive force for disenfranchised people.
Decentralization in the Middle East and North Africa is supposed to lead to greater public representation in municipal politics. In fact, it is largely strengthening authoritarianism.
Public disaffection in Egypt and other Middle Eastern countries betrays deep-seated tensions beneath the surface.
Why are Iraqi applicants for asylum in the UK treated so much worse than Syrians?
Refugees hold religious prejudices against each other too – separating them by religion is not the answer.
With a single cut in donations to a UN agency, Donald Trump has abandoned another norm of US foreign policy. The consequences could be disastrous.
Wondering why Jerusalem matters so much? A 25-year veteran of the Israeli Foreign Service explains what you need to know.
Protests in Tunisia and Morocco show underlying causes of the Arab uprisings remain intact.
Employing Syrian refugees is not the same as protecting them.
Understanding the connections between basic food demands and accessibility to water and energy is important when it comes to climate change and its impact on agriculture and livelihoods.
With the many interconnected conflicts within Syria continuing, and with routes to safety increasingly blocked, what can Syria's 4.8m refugees expect in this ‘new’ year?
A PhD candidate retells the moving stories of Syrian women, as they try to find a place in their new neighbourhoods.
The beautiful game has never seemed uglier. But it also can bring joy and togetherness, even to the most desperate.
It's not just children who need support to cope, their families and caregivers do, too.
Our collaboration with Point Taken, a new program from WGBH TV continues this week on the topic of Syrian refugees.
As part of a collaboration between The Conversation and PBS's Point Taken, a professor from The Ohio State University examines some common misconceptions about Syrian refugees.
As usage continues to grow in the region, what's the ongoing dynamic between the Middle East and social media? It's complicated.
Syria and IS may have dominated the news this year, but the Middle East has plenty of other problems on its hands.
Away from the chaos of Europe's borders, refugees are camped out in vast settlements close to their home countries and where restrictions on entrepreneurship are wasting talent and energy.