Syria


Ceasefire In Danger As Syrian Government Forces And Rebels Continue To Clash In Deraa

On Friday July 6th, Syrian rebels and forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad reached a ceasefire agreement in southern Syria which was brokered by one of Assad’s key allies: Russia.  According to an article written by Arwa Ibrahim published in Al Jazeera, the peace deal required that rebels give up […]


Chemical Weapons Vs. Airstrikes: Civilians Affected By Both, Politicians Respond To One

On July 7 the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons released preliminary results for samples collected from the site of an alleged chemical attack that occurred in Duoma in April. According to the report, “No organophosphorus nerve agents or their degradation products were detected,” but traces of various chlorinated organic […]


Ceasefire Agreement In South-West Syria After 330,000 Displaced

With almost three weeks since the beginning of a Russia-backed government assault on opposition forces in Syria’s southwest province of Deraa, Russia and Syrian rebel groups have finally reached a ceasefire agreement after days of tense negotiations. Under the agreement, rebel forces will surrender heavy weapons, and in exchange, the […]


EU’s 2018 Migration Summit: An Influx of Migrants Or An Influx Of Populist Power?

There has been a dramatic change in the political landscape for migrants in Europe over the weekend as a new EU wide summit was reached regarding how the Union would deal with migration issues in the future. They key aspects of the summit include:  domestic control centres within the EU, […]