A scholar who visited Syria after the earthquake observes that as the war has dragged on, a humanitarian organization she’s researched for 10 years has branched out.
The earthquake that struck Turkey and neighboring Syria on Feb. 6, 2023, was a natural disaster, but its consequences have been shaped by the human tragedy of the Syrian civil war.
Politics stood in the way of a humanitarian response that could have saved hundreds, if not thousands, of lives.
A cholera outbreak, a harsh winter, ten years of civil war and obstruction from the Syrian government are some of the difficulties faced by aid agencies.
Damascus is putting politics above its people as it hinders the international aid response.
Some of the key articles from our coverage of the war in Ukraine over the past week.
More than half a million people have died in Syria’s war with half the population displaced. The suffering will continue until there is a reckoning with Assad and his allies.
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.
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.
There’s an unexpected beneficiary of Russia’s war on Ukraine.
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?
Like it or not, Russia is mired in Syria with no obvious exit strategy.
Assad claims to have won more than 95% of the vote, but that’s highly unlikely.
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?
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.
After years of civil war, the Syrian people are now suffering from the coronavirus pandemic and a crashing economy. And there is no end in sight.
The war in Syria has reached a crisis point, with close to 400,000 deaths and more than 11 million people displaced.
The contested province of Idlib has become a focus of the conflict, which has become increasingly violent and dangerous.