In the name of contributing to the reconstruction of Syria, is the EU rehabilitating Bashar Al-Assad?
Iran has a growing role in the Ukraine war, helping Russia augment its dwindling weapons supplies. That may help Russia, but it also serves Iran’s national interests.
Though young, the trauma experienced by children in Syrian detention camps could have lifelong effects. A coordinated approach is needed to support them into new lives here.
It has taken Australia far too long to return its citizens from hellish refugee camps in Syria – and treating people well will create far less risk to the country than leaving them there.
Two academics have identified the perpetrators of a massacre committed in 2013 by Syrian loyalist forces. An episode that says a lot about the reality of Syria in the last 10 years.
One woman has used her academic research and personal experience to explore the idea of ‘acceptable’ and ‘undeserving’ refugees.
There’s an unexpected beneficiary of Russia’s war on Ukraine.
Many displaced Syrians responded to harsh border controls by passing through permeable borders, using alternative routes and relying upon the use of smugglers and social networks.
Three generations in a Syrian town: The English-to-Arabic translator of the novel that was a finalist for the prestigious International Prize for Arab Fiction discusses the sweeping historical novel.
Political and economic forces across the Middle East and North Africa combine to mean well-educated young people spend years looking for work, which delays their independence and adulthood.
Countries have used starvation as a war strategy for centuries, historically without being prosecuted. Three experts on hunger and humanitarian relief call for holding perpetrators accountable.
Western European states are ignoring the international legal rights of children and using national security arguments to avoid responsibility for them.
The election of independent parliamentarians in Lebanon is a move away from sectarian politics, say experts.
Female Ukrainian refugees are suddenly tasked with shouldering both home and work responsibilities. Policy measures are needed to respond to women’s unique situations during this war.
Russia has used similar tactics in both countries, including bombings that flatten homes, schools, hospitals and key infrastructure. The humanitarian needs are vast.
If talks succeed in ending the violence, it would cement Turkey’s role as a key regional power broker.
As the invasion continues, humanitarian workers could become a target of the Russian army.
Vladimir Putin has a history of flattening cities in time of conflict. But alleged war crimes in Chechnya and Syria never resulted in charges, let alone prosecutions. Will Ukraine be any different?
Children live through the same wars as adults. The effects of the Russian invasion of Ukraine on children will have long-lasting effects, and underscores the urgency of a peaceful resolution now.
The caliphate has no territory, but plenty of hearts and minds.