The huppû, from modern-day Syria were celebrated athletes, trained in specialist academies, touring to foreign kingdoms, and facing the threat of arts funding cuts.
The events of the past decade in the Middle East have upended the states in the region. What will the future hold?
Like it or not, Russia is mired in Syria with no obvious exit strategy.
The Danish government has been clear that it prioritises politics over the law when it comes to its citizens who left to join the caliphate.
Assad claims to have won more than 95% of the vote, but that's highly unlikely.
International law bars nations from causing environmental harms in other states. Should that include sending thousands of refugees over the border in search of food, water and shelter?
Canada needs a better framework to understand and analyze the participation of women who marry ISIS soldiers — and find ways to hold them accountable
Three crucial factors have determined the fate of Syria, including the failure of the United Nations to stop the carnage.
After ten years of conflict and destruction, what is left of Syria and what hope is there for its people?
Can the arrival of a new administration in Washington and the demonstrations in Moscow demanding the release of Alexei Navalny destabilize the strongman of Moscow?
In the past week, the Biden administration has shown it is willing to back up words with actions in dealing with both Iran and Saudi Arabia.
A decade ago, the lack of a clear policy by the Obama administration let the region down. But might US have another opportunity in the Middle East?
Lockdown may be a socially alienating experience, but for this academic, art has been especially redeeming.
Erdoğan’s aggressive foreign policy is one of the reasons Turkey’s economy is suffering a downturn.
Divorce isn't forbidden by Islam, but patriarchal societies make it almost impossible.
Changes to the conscription law in Syria aim to raise money, while still dismissing those men who don’t bear arms as second-class citizens.
What are the drivers behind violent attacks against minorities in Turkey?
The children of Canadians who have left to join the Islamic State are the subject of a fierce debate about Canada’s obligation to their repatriation.
The latest scandal to hit news media involves Rukmini Callimachi, the journalist behind the New York Times podcast “Caliphate.” The scandal spotlights the dynamic between reporters and “fixers.”
President Trump has claimed the Islamic State was completely defeated on his watch – but an analysis of government maps and other reports shows his administration did only half the work.