Both proponents and opponents of the war believe the invasion was an act of imperialism. But what does this mean exactly?
There are big power plays afoot in one of the world’s most contested and unstable regions.
Detente between Tehran and Riyadh will not magically solve all the political and sectarian tensions in the Middle East.
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.
Recognizing the challenges posed by climate-induced displacement is important. But officials must avoid rhetoric about displaced people that can fuel xenophobia.
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.
Hosting migrants isn’t only motivated by humanitarian reasons. In Germany immigration provides solutions to demographic and economic problems.
Food, shelter and medical supplies are important but not the only things that help people get back on their feet.
A historian of the late Roman world, who visited earthquake-devastated Antakya several times, writes about the city’s rich history and recovery after being devastated in the past.
While some world leaders and foreign policy experts expected IS to increase its attacks during COVID-19’s early days, travel bans and curfews helped slow violence.
We might expect that accounts of earthquakes from the medieval period have been lost to history, but some have survived.
Politics stood in the way of a humanitarian response that could have saved hundreds, if not thousands, of lives.
The focus of efforts to save the lives of earthquake victims needs to shift to the emerging threats from disease and lack of clean water and shelter.
Turkey has repeatedly attempted to improve its earthquake preparedness. So what went wrong?
The devastating outcomes of earthquakes is worsened when buildings cannot withstand the impact. Also, increased urban density and new construction materials are complicating search-and-rescue efforts.
Lucian’s work provides insight into the second-century Roman world, which fostered multilingualism and multiculturalism.
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.
In a domino effect, earthquakes can cause others to strike: replicas, but also more distant ones.
Rescuers are at risk from aftershocks and collapsing buildings, but scientists are working on systems that will minimise ths danger.