Tag: Syria

The Confederalists: a Kurdish movement bolsters women and bashes the West

“While the world is discussing what to do with ISIS, Kurdish women are doing it.” Dilar Dirik cried in a September 2014 speech about theories of statelessness at a European conference. Dirik,…
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Politicized Approaches to the ISIS International Security Crisis

The world is currently facing a new critical security issue represented in the rise of the terrorist organization “Islamic State in Iraq and Syria” (ISIS). In this article I investigate…
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Foundational Problems and Solutions for Middle Eastern Post-Colonial States

Looking at any crisis in a specific part of the world, one has to examine the roots of the conflict and the historic facts that led to the current crisis.…
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Columbia Journalism Panel Focuses on New Realities of Covering Conflicts

"As journalists. we are living through the most dangerous moment ever" said Committee to Protect Journalists Executive Director Joel Simon addressing a packed room last night at Columbia School of Journalism. A panel…
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To Defeat ISIS, Resolve Syria

Advances by the group variously know as the Islamic State in Iraq and Sham (ISIS) Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) or simply Islamic State (IS), has generated…
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Lebanon’s Syrian refugees: ‘An entire generation is growing up with PTSD’

BERUIT — Refugees are everywhere on the streets of downtown Beirut. Women and children in filthy clothes beg for money on nearly every street corner. Countless young boys tote shoeshine…
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With Increasing Numbers of Children in Need, Where’s the Syria Coverage?

About a month ago, both Syrian government and opposition forces agreed to help enforce a UN resolution to allow humanitarian aid to reach the Syrian population, previously unreachable because of…
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Can Banksy Save Syria?

This week, the street artist Banksy, with the support of a sizable contingent of the major international relief organizations and a number of celebrities begins an international media push to generate attention for…
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Salam Neighbor – Bridging the Gap Between Two Worlds?

[caption id="attachment_1361" align="alignleft" width="300"] Credit: SalamNeighbor.org[/caption] From January 19 through February 15, American filmmakers Chris Temple and Zach Ingrasci will be living alongside recently displaced families in a Syrian refugee camp…
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