By Katerina Karakatsanis Updated information from December 2016 is towards the end of this post. Thursday morning the world woke up to a video of a confused 5-year-old Syrian boy, Omran Daqneesh, being pulled out of rubble in the aftermath … Continue reading The FAQs of what’s going on in Aleppo
By Geoff Moore Today the Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) of Syria “voted to create an autonomous federation” in northern Syria, known to Kurds as Rojava. This comes after at least two days of meetings between the PYD and communities … Continue reading Syrian Kurds Declare Federal Autonomy
By Geoff Moore As the Syrian conflict enters a new phase in Geneva this month, United Nations envoy Staffan de Mistura will have a lot more on his plate than Swiss chocolates. In lieu of the largely successful cessation of … Continue reading Peace, Justice, and False Choices in Syria
By Katerina Karakatsanis CCC sat down with Shady Alkhayer, a PhD student of the Institute of Middle Eastern Studies at King’s College London. Shady is currently investigating the relationship of two Shia groups, Amal and Hizbullah, who both fought in … Continue reading Shia versus Shia: The Amal-Hizbullah Divide. An Interview with Shady Alkhayer
by Katerina Karakatsanis The recent airstrikes debate in the British Commons involved historical examples ranging from Iraq to Srebrenica. The example of Kosovo as a ‘blue-print’ has been raised by many different governments including the United States.[i] This piece … Continue reading The Kosovo Airstrikes Precedent: A ‘One-Size-Fits-All’?
By Geoff Moore The United States has been slower than Europe to start seriously debating the refugee and migrant crisis. This is not entirely surprising since Europe is far easier to get to for Syrians and others fleeing their home … Continue reading Republicans and the Politicization of Refugees
By Geoff Moore In the House of Commons on December 2nd, British MPs debated the question of expanding airstrikes into Syria against ISIS. Conservatives and others who support the Prime Minister’s plan have presented airstrikes as a moral duty and … Continue reading Airstrikes in Syria and the Language used to Justify War