Tagged: Syria

Scorched Earth in Iraq and Syria

This week’s ouster of so-called Islamic State (ISIS) forces from the Syrian city of Palmyra sparked cautious optimism from some observers. Aside from the destruction of the city’s ancient ruins,...

Middle East Weekly Roundup: March 7th, 2016

Headline of the Week GCC Designates Hezbollah as a Terrorist Organization After accusing Hezbollah of perpetrating hostile acts against Gulf states, the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) designated the group as...

An Alternative Strategy for Ankara in the Levant

Under the leadership of the Justice and Development Party (AKP), Turkey has secured its position as a major global actor. The country benefited from robust economic growth in the early...

From Liberia to Syria: The Diaspora Project

There are many transitional justice mechanisms available but identifying the right one for Syria depends upon the needs of its people. The Liberian Diaspora Project was innovative because it was...