Syria

Syria independence flag painted on gov. school wall by FreedomHouse on Flickr under CC licence

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Russia’s policy in the Middle East imperilled by the Syrian intervention
Russian Sukhoi Su-25 at Latakia (2) by Mil.ru CC BY 4.0 via Commons - httpscommons.wikimedia.orgwikiFile Pavel K. Baev 27 November 2015
The military intervention launched by Russia in Syria in September 2015 has altered the character of this protracted civil war and – quite remarkably – has both advanc... more  
Syrian medical NGOs in the crisis: realities, perspectives and challenges
IMG_3050 by Trocaire with CC licence from Flickr CC BY 2.0 Zedoun Alzoubi 1 October 2015
Syrian non-governmental organisations (NGOs) were literally born during the current crisis, in response to various issues stemming from it. Syrian medical NGOs need to... more  
Why “no-fly zones” or “IS-free zones” are not a solution in Syria
SYRIA-CRISIS by abdullatif anis with CC licence from Flickr CC BY-ND 2.0 Hrair Balian 19 August 2015
There is a renewed push to establish “no-fly” and “IS-free” zones in Syria. An external military intervention to establish such zones, even with the good intention of... more  
Scenarios for a peace mission for Syria
Photo by F.Muath/Oxfam, via the Gender Agency under CC BY-NC 2.0 Álvaro Vasconcelos 1 June 2015
The most likely scenario for an end to the conflict would require a regionally led solution involving Iran, Turkey and Saudi Arabia, with the eventual backing of the U... more  
A solution for Syria
 Syrian Girls by Jordi Bernabeu Farrus with CC licence from Flickr https://www.flickr.com/photos/jordibernabeu/16641056319/in/photolist-rzvExP-sjrUAm-s43eH1-sawDJs-rTdT28-s9Jfuy-rASkEh-rxgREU-rHzRru-rmvLh8-qBtpjH-rgcqDr-rvDGcX-reCho6-qS2eKa-rF1GTW-rHidr8-rjLffA-r3cK48-qWrPsg-qct2rj-r9tDtF-qRUSMG-r9tyov-qH9fyp-qMyGr2-q7YWuW-qX4vXd-qWVY1G-qZ5b7H-qSzD1m-pY6dWp-qUHFvZ-qUN5fu-qUN4ss-qUN3fC-qSzwNw-qUN1XC-pXSp1E-qUSucc-qUStm4-pXSmps-qUMWy7-qUHvCH-qCrLL2-qUSoAT-qUMSNG-qCj7b3-pXSebu-qCq4uD Bassma Kodmani 8 May 2015
Syria is central to the security and future of the Middle East, but conditions for a resolution of the Syrian conflict through a political solution do not exist. more  
The big dilemma of small soldiers: recruiting children to the war in Syria
Children of Syria by Beshr O with CC licence from flickr https://www.flickr.com/photos/beshro/8705520570/in/photolist-egh4Yf-9VCpWt-bEQzGF-89DRep-e3jWyz-e3jWvX-e3qBC9-e3jWwK-hKiUpV-egh475-ok5wnw-8ZSDMb-hWiphQ-e3qBKd-e3jWsk-e3jWyB-i2oSVN-dDL7UU-dDL7QJ-6cWqH8-eUqTyu-as9WCm-6hcKTj-e38ZTn-p6anng-oojrfd-jAN3RL-hWbYL6-6cL5F7-2b3dxm-aWY962-bDqtaS-bSkckP-bSkb64-bDqrYw-bSkdXv-bSk9gK-bDquP1-bSkcUg-bSk9VV-e3eFDU-jAMVvJ-jAM1Da-bTHTr2-LMjqF-jALXhb-qXhckx-qddvP9-ecfYha-9Q5zZz Tone Sommerfelt , Mark B. Taylor 16 February 2015
This report considers child recruitment to the war in Syria from the refugee populations in Jordan based on interviews with international and Jordanian officials, as w... more  
The United Nations and a peace process strategy for Syria
https://www.flickr.com/photos/unisgeneva/15308356267/in/photolist-pAXsUV-pBcLhd-pjJYbj-pBeBtv-pzc5EJ-pjHEbV-pjHEme-pjKjZ2-pAXtiv-pjKjWM-pjKk8i-pjKkbp-pzc5yS Leila Hilal 1 December 2014
The United Nations (UN) secretary-general’s appointment of a new special envoy for Syria presents an opportunity for building an inclusive peacemaking strategy for the... more  
The U.S.-led campaign against the Islamic State: many questions, few answers
 F-18F Super Hornet takes off from USS Enterprise by UK Ministry of Defence with CC license from Flickr Yossi Alpher 14 October 2014
The U.S. commitment to "ultimately destroy" the Islamic State implies an extended military commitment in a highly complex Middle East environment. By looking... more  

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