In the midst of the Ukraine-Russia war, we should pay more attention to the evolution of Russia’s official rhetoric and military actions in former Soviet states.
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?
In this difficult context, through different mechanisms, the artists engage with the consequences of war to restore social cohesion, stimulate imagination and revive hope.
The Syrian civil war has ended, but there are millions of Syrian refugees living in Turkey, Jordan and Lebanon. With danger from a hostile regime back in Syria, what will happen to them now?
Work to preserve the country’s heritage is already happening.
Schools and students are often targeted during times of armed conflict. Abducted children can be recruited as soldiers and schools are ideal locations for military headquarters.
Syrian refugee children are not getting the care they need in the wake of the trauma they have endured. Here’s why that’s bad for them and bad for the rest of the world.
By sending troops from the North Caucasus to Syria, Russia is returning to its old habits.
A case study from the height of the Crusades in the 12th and 13th centuries illustrates that even the most brutal leaders can choose to compromise for stability.
Syrian refugees have been banned from the US for the next 120 days. Whatever happens next, the country they are fleeing will never be the same again.
This year may be a critical turning point for Syria and the five-year civil war, at least for the Assad regime, which is poised to regain full control of the country. After the crucial Aleppo victory…
This roundup from our archives explains some of the major conflicts unfolding in the seven countries singled out by Trump’s executive order.
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?
Despite the assassination of the Russian ambassador in Turkey, Ankara is part of a new ad-hoc coalition with Moscow and Tehran in the MiddleEast.
The images we have seen of Aleppo could play an important role in future discourses about the responsibility to protect.
The United Nations has failed to protect the Syrian people from the conflict that has torn their lives apart – so now is the time for a “coalition of the obligated” to step in.
The Assad regime’s takeover of Aleppo is a major strategic and psychological blow for the Syrian opposition.
With the rebels on the back foot and the US sidelined, other major players hold the keys to Syria’s future.
The humanitarian crisis in the Middle East is getting worse by the day. A survey of aid workers provides a glimpse into life on the ground, and clues to why the humanitarian sector is ailing.