It is tempting to take for granted that western Ukraine will be spared the full horrors of this war, particularly in light of Russia’s stalled or reversed advances further east. But the truth is that no one has any idea what Russian President Vladimir Putin is going to do next. And that is frightening.
When Yilena heard the gut-wrenching boom of nearby explosions at her home in Zaporizhzhia in southeastern Ukraine, she and her family left in such a hurry there was no time…
New groups of African organizers began to sprout online to fill the void of useful, often life-saving information that governments, including embassies of many African countries, have failed to fill.
People smuggling is big business. According to government officials in Van province, 1,262 smugglers have been arrested in the area this year, the majority of them from Turkey. Now there are fears that the situation for Afghan migrants is nearing a tipping point that will make it harder and more dangerous for new arrivals hoping to get to Europe.
For Syrian Armenians, the apparent entry of their compatriots into the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict seems to confirm all their suspicions about the role of Turkey, which also supported rebel factions in Syria, and that the true purpose of helping Azerbaijan retake territory is Turkish irredentism.
Ten years ago, war shattered the hopes of many Syrians. But none have suffered quite like the women. Lydia Wilson writes about what it is like to be a young woman in Syria today, facing mundane hardships, greater responsibility, and diminished prospects.
The story of Yarmouk Camp, where I was born and raised, is in many ways the story of Palestinian politics in Syria and the region. My family was witness to the camp’s rise and fall for decades. The camp was also the starting point for Assad’s long, tortuous relationship with the factions of the Palestinian movement.