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.
Disasters such as the earthquake affecting Turkey and Syria are always worse when there is bad blood between the countries involved.
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.
Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan is against allowing two Nordic countries to join NATO over what he deems their support of ‘terrorists.’ His opposition will test the alliance’s unity.
As the invasion continues, humanitarian workers could become a target of the Russian army.
Russia denies targeting civilians. But it was the same with its bombing campaign in Syria.
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?
Scientists can be asked to help find solutions during disasters. A study of how archaeologists worked on the problem of looting during the Syrian war offers lessons for science done during crisis.
Western militaries all too often try to hide the fact of civilian casualties as they spoil the popular narrative of a “clean” war.
The technical and political issues at play in launching air attacks that may harm civilians.
The number of casualties from landmines remains high, with the most people killed and wounded in Syria.
Comics about migrant experiences seek to expose personal perspectives about the global crisis of 80 million individuals and families forcibly displaced worldwide.
Drought has been a threat multiplier for centuries, fueling conflict and migration from the time of the Ottoman Empire to Syria today.
Assad claims to have won more than 95% of the vote, but that’s highly unlikely.
History tells us that the stability of a country’s security forces is key to the success or failure of a popular uprising.
After ten years of conflict and destruction, what is left of Syria and what hope is there for its people?
The US president is sending a message to Saudi Arabia. But it might also find that negotiations with Tehran are tougher.
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.
As countries around the world develop their own private sponsorship systems, they should acknowledge how elusive refugee status can be. Policy-makers should proceed accordingly.