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The Goals of Washington and Moscow in the Syrian War

Raghida Dergham | Posted 02.06.2016 | World
Raghida Dergham

Russia is not hiding its goals in its Syrian war, and is not ambiguous about its alliance with Iran, Iranian-backed militias, and the regime of Bashar al-Assad. Moscow decided from the outset that the war in Syria is a Russian war on "Islamic terrorism," and will not stop until it declares victory.

Geneva III: The Stillborn Conference and the Endemic Failure of the International Community

Hilmi M. Zawati | Posted 02.06.2016 | Politics
Hilmi M. Zawati

The world's conspiracy of silence on mass killings in Syria must stop. It encourages the culture of impunity, and reminds one of General Roméo Dallaire's critical question: "Are we all human, or are some more human than others?"

The Real Kickstarter: How global capital markets can help support the refugee crisis

Akash Goel | Posted 02.05.2016 | Impact
Akash Goel

If we look hard enough, we're likely all the products of refugees. The very founding of America was based on the concept refuge. It stands to reason ...

When Did We forget? How the Refugee Crisis is Revealing Our True Capacity as Humans

Anita Wing Lee | Posted 02.05.2016 | World
Anita Wing Lee

I'm here in this place that should be Heaven on Earth: on the island of Lesvos, Greece. You can see turkey in the distance. Gorgeous hills. Quaint vil...

What's Love Got to Do With It?

Niobe Way, Ed.D. | Posted 02.05.2016 | World
Niobe Way, Ed.D.

As he stands there with a wide smile and open arms at the Toronto airport in December welcoming the first refugee families from Syria off the plane wh...

5 Things I Learned From Volunteering in the Refugee Crisis in Greece

Anita Wing Lee | Posted 02.05.2016 | Impact
Anita Wing Lee

For 12 days, I have been volunteering with incredible humanitarian groups to help the refugees here in Lesvos, Greece. The more I learn and become inv...

What Would Jesus Do For Refugees?

Halim Shebaya | Posted 02.05.2016 | World
Halim Shebaya

Ideally, there need not be an appeal to religious values when it comes to the respect of fellow human beings. But when politicians invoke Christian values, it is important to remind them what Jesus actually said when it came to the needy and marginalized people in society.

Politically Incorrect Reflections: Obama at the Mosque

Arnold Steinberg | Posted 02.04.2016 | Religion
Arnold Steinberg

Tilting toward Mecca. REALITY TV "Thou doth protest too much." That's my reaction to President Barack Obama's visit to a mosque yesterday. There is ...

We Need To Fight The Xenophobia Spreading Through Europe

Miguel Urban | Posted 02.04.2016 | World
Miguel Urban

The exponential increase of refugees and migrants is tearing at the seams of the European Union, which is neither as united nor as supportive as it has tried to appear.

From Syria to SoHo: The Message of the Malek Jandali Trio

Hamzah Raza | Posted 02.04.2016 | Arts
Hamzah Raza

Malek Jandali is a critically-acclaimed Syrian composer and pianist. A naturalized American citizen, Jandali has used the power of music to impact the...

Politically Incorrect Reflections on Obama at the Mosque

Arnold Steinberg | Posted 02.04.2016 | Politics
Arnold Steinberg

Tilting toward Mecca. "Thou doth protest too much." That's my reaction to President Barack Obama's visit to a mosque yesterday. There is no nationa...


Arnold Steinberg | Posted 02.04.2016 | Politics
Arnold Steinberg

Tilting toward Mecca. "Thou doth protest too much." That's my reaction to President Barack Obama's visit to a mosque yesterday. There is no nationa...

Actually, Marco Rubio Is The One Pitting Americans Against Each Other

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 02.04.2016 | Politics

Republican presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) slammed President Barack Obama's visit to a mosque on Wednesday, during which the preside...

Syria Pledging Conference Commits Billions, Prioritises Education

Kolleen Bouchane | Posted 02.04.2016 | Politics
Kolleen Bouchane

Coming on the heels of the breakdown of peace talks in Geneva aimed at ending Syria's five-year civil war, the billions currently being pledged is a sliver of hope that despite a lack of political solutions to actually end the war, the international community is committed to coming together to support the Syrian people and their increasingly generous neighbors.

Far From Enough: the U.S. and EU Donated Less Than $5 per Capita to Syrians Last Year

Jan Egeland | Posted 02.04.2016 | World
Jan Egeland

OSLO, Norway -- Governments closing their borders to Syrian refugees often claim they help Syrians best "in their own region." But it is a myth that they provide Syrian war victims with significant aid. It may be a surprise to many that the assistance to the Syrian crisis has been so halfhearted and halfway compared to the magnitude of the needs.

Learn From the Past to Manage Syria Refugee Crisis In a Smart Way

Grete Faremo | Posted 02.04.2016 | World
Grete Faremo

Over the years we have learned that many of the assumptions behind such refugee "care" were wrong. The main one: Few modern conflicts of a scale that drive large populations to flee have quick and happy endings. They often stretch on for decades.

Hard at Work: Syrian Refugees Happy to Have a Chance to Stand on Their Own Feet

Caroline Gluck | Posted 02.03.2016 | World
Caroline Gluck

In London this week, high level delegates from more than 70 governments, together with UN, non-governmental and other organisations, will be discussing the Syria conflict, now entering its sixth year.

I Work On The Syrian Border, And I've Stopped Crying

Sabreen Shalabi | Posted 02.02.2016 | World
Sabreen Shalabi

The day begins with a call from a family member. "She is very sick and the siege has left no medicine in the town." Later on, you receive a message from your sister, who still remains in an area under siege by the regime.

Immigration News Roundup: Middle East Refugees Are Still New Kids on the Western Block

Michael Wolfe | Posted 02.03.2016 | Religion
Michael Wolfe

In recent years, globalization, terrorism, shrinking job markets, and the Great Recession have challenged immigration policies everywhere.

Waiting In Limbo: A Human Security Perspective on the Refugee Crisis in Europe

Mihai Pătru | Posted 02.03.2016 | World
Mihai Pătru

Security is no longer guaranteed through military power or use of force, but through socio-economic and political conditions that favor human development and the protection and expansion of human rights.

Ai Wei Wei: Propaganda Tool or Beached Whale?

Mat Gleason | Posted 02.01.2016 | Arts
Mat Gleason

After worldwide attention to the crisis coalesced around this harrowing, moving photo, somehow an adult making a glorified selfie is supposed to... what? What is it supposed to do?

Syrian Refugees Are Not a Risk to America

Kelly James Clark | Posted 02.02.2016 | Politics
Kelly James Clark

I want to commend compassion's call to open our doors more widely to our suffering Syrian brothers and sisters, all the while conceding that compassion is by its very nature risky. Yet admitting Syrian refugees is not much of a risk at all.

'Straight Outta Syria': The Hopeful Rhymes Of 3 Refugee Brothers In Lebanon

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Ma | Posted 02.01.2016 | World

A heartwarming video featuring three young Syrian refugee brothers showing off their rap skills is part of a campaign to show the importance o...

The West's indiscriminate Refugee Policy discriminates

Lyn Julius | Posted 02.02.2016 | Impact
Lyn Julius

Ever since September, when TV viewers around the world were shocked to see the lifeless body of a toddler washed up on a Turkish beach, a tidal wave o...

Danes Taking Matters Into Their Own Hands: Helping Refugees

Kajsa Paludan | Posted 02.02.2016 | Impact
Kajsa Paludan

Whilst men, women and children continue to drown in our seas as they leave behind their families and possessions in a desperate attempt to reach Europ...