World powers including Russia, the US and Turkey all have a stake in the Syrian conflict – but the networks they rely on for influence are constantly in flux.
Under proposed changes, the war crime offence of murder, in a non-international armed conflict, would not apply to collateral civilian deaths resulting from an otherwise lawful attack.
We know how to prevent gender-based violence, and that we must respond to survivors' needs. The challenge is in making it happen.
Even if the war in Syria is somehow brought to a close, prosecuting IS members for the crimes they've committed won't be easy.
Tourism will have to be a key element in future peace-building and peace-keeping strategies in Syria.
Europe's efforts to counter Russian propaganda may need to be stepped up.
The war of words over a bombed UN convoy in Syria is just the latest in a long series of diplomatic breakdowns.
Public attitudes toward migration are a key driver of political instability and controversy across Europe and North America.
The US has met its goal for resettling Syrian refugees in 2016, and will aim to take in 110,000 more in 2017. A migration expert examines whether fears of their arrival are well founded.
In this first of two podcasts, listen in to hear about the rebooting of a Syrian rebel group, an old drug and your computer.
The US seems stuck in War-on-Terror mode even though reality has moved on.
As a new cessation of hostilities comes into force, Russia's influence over the Syrian conflict is deepening.
Getting assistance to populations in need demands new ways of doing development that are smarter, faster and more efficient.
Scarred by disastrous wars and thousands of deaths caused by terrorism, the world is still reeling from the events of September 2001.
Islamic State's call to arms against Australian targets may appear concerning in it its specificity. But it does little to change the underlying security realities the group and its supporters face.
The problem with Syria is that all sides have their own reasons for acting the way they do – and they all think they're right.
Slavery is making a comeback, thanks to Islamic State and Boko Haram. But the UN can help.
The Assad government is accused of using chlorine gas as a weapon against its own people.
At a time of intolerable destruction, a Syrian architect looks ahead to the serious task of reconstruction.
We're unlikely to see the Syrian leader face charges for crimes against humanity any time soon.