Syria


Turkey And U.S. Visit Syrian Safe Zone 1

Syria and Turkey have established a joint safe-zone on the Syrian-Turkish border, meant to address Turkey’s national security concerns. This will result in the clearing of the People’s Protection Unit (YPG) near the Turkish border. This news comes after much pressure from Turkey’s President Erdogan on the United States to […]


ISIS Continues To Operate Despite Trump Announcing Their Eradication

Various sources have confirmed that ISIS has regained strength in major footholds, months after Trump claimed responsibility for wiping out the terror group entirely. According to a 15 July United Nations assessment on the status of ISIS, the “caliphate” has lost its geographical centre and is operating covertly. However, its […]


Over 100 Syrian Civilians Killed In Airstrikes Across 10-Day Period

Over 100 Syrian civilians have been killed in airstrikes launched by the Russian-backed Syrian regime over a 10-day period; both Syria and Russia have denied culpability for the deaths. Despite claims that civilian infrastructures were not targeted, Al Jazeera reports that the strikes have decimated schools, markets, and hospitals, among […]


Grandi Calls For Equitable Sharing Of Refugees, Furthering The Resettlement Dilemma

The untamable refugee crisis around the globe continues to be a huge concern for the international community. Though the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR )can be applauded for working tirelessly to protect the basic rights of refugees (food, clothes, health, education etc), the permanent resettlement of refugees into […]


UK Seizes Iranian Oil Tanker

On 4 July, an Iranian supertanker, Grace One, was seized off Gibraltar. The tanker was suspected of transporting Iranian crude oil to Syria, which would breach EU sanctions. The following day, the Gibraltar Supreme Court granted a 14-day extension to the detainment, and the ship remains in British custody. Less than […]


Oman: Paving The Way To An Arab-Israeli Peace 1

On Wednesday, the 26th of June, the Omani Foreign Ministry declared that it was planning to open a new diplomatic mission in the Israeli-occupied West Bank. The decision was announced through the Ministry’s Twitter account and will be the first Omani diplomatic mission in Palestine since 2006 when the Sultanate […]


A Reason For Intervention: A Realist Understanding Of The West’s Decision To Intervene In Syria

On 13th April 2018, the United States, the United Kingdom and France co-ordinated a multilateral air strike within Syria; they successfully targeted three sites associated with Syrian dictator Bashar Al-Assad’s deadly chemical weapons program. This action was the first instance of multilateral engagement within Syria under the pretext of “establishing […]