How Did The Syrian Civil War Develop Into A Globalized Conflict? 1

Due to this week’s reports of continual conflict within the Syrian region, namely the persistent shelling and airstrikes reported within the Eastern Ghouta region, this article will investigate the origins of the Syrian conflict which now affects millions of both civilian and military inhabitants. These origins are substantiated by the […]

Ghouta And The Geopolitics Of The Syrian Crisis

Since last week, galvanized Syrian regime forces entered into a new phase in the seven-year conflict, trying to quash what is left of rebel resistance in the Damascus suburb of Ghouta. The capital, the Syrian state argues, has been suffering attacks from “terrorists” living in the suburb and as such […]

A Degendered Progress During Wartime: The Case Of Women’s Rights In Kurdish-Controlled Northern Syria

On February 24th, 2018, a foreign New York Times correspondent, Rob Nordland, wrote an article titled ‘Women Are Free, and Armed, in Kurdish-Controlled Northern Syria,’ where he talks about a 30-year-old Arab, Radwan, who was trying to take back the gold he gave to his 17-year-old second ex-wife, Amira, as a […]

The U.N. Passes A Ceasefire Vote As The War In Syria Escalates

On Saturday 24 February, the UN Security Council unanimously issued a 30-day humanitarian ceasefire resolution in Syria to provide medical support and food to civilians. The resolution faced opposition from the Russian delegation, as longtime supporters of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad deemed it unrealistic to have an immediate ceasefire. The […]

UN Delays Vote On Cease-fire Resolution After Russia Rejects Civilian Casualties Reports

A United Nations Security Council resolution to establish a month-long cease-fire in order to provide humanitarian aids in Eastern Ghouta was blocked on Friday by Russia. Representatives from Russia have rejected widespread reporting of mass civilian casualties in Syria. The Russian envoy to the UN, Vassily Nebenzia, stated during a […]

What To Make Of Netanyahu’s Threat To “Act Against Dangerous Iran”

On Sunday, Israel’s Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, said that Israel will act directly against Iran, a country that he believes is the world’s greatest threat. In what was his first address at the annual Munich Security Conference, which brings together security, defense officials, and diplomats from across Europe and the […]

Raised In Unrest: 357 Million Children Are Growing Up In High-Conflict Areas

A study completed by international charity, Save the Children has revealed that every sixth child in the world is growing up in a conflict zone. Syria, Afghanistan, and Somalia have been listed the top three most dangerous countries to be a child. The turmoil which threatens the safety of millions […]