August 13, 2014 /
The New Republic
When Sunni militants with the Islamic State pushed into northern Iraq, Kurdish peshmerga were tasked with fighting them. But the peshmerga have not always represented a unified Kurdistan.
August 13, 2014 /
Four years into the Syrian crisis, Lebanon's refugee situation is worse than ever. Five minutes from the Syrian border in Bekaa Valley, young refugee volunteers try to help their community survive.
July 29, 2014
How do you turn the lights off on a war? Wars end when troops come home, but what happens to all the stuff?
July 25, 2014 /
Al Jazeera America
Jordan hosts refugees from not only Syria but also Iraq, Sudan, Somalia, Palestine and more. Most of these refugees are in cities, not camps, and stay not for days, but years. How will Jordan respond...
July 22, 2014 /
Jordan’s real crisis is not the threat of encroaching extremism, but the grinding weight of hosting victims from the region’s various humanitarian emergencies. How much longer can the Kingdom last?
July 15, 2014
How do refugees mobilize to take care of themselves when aid agencies fail, the international community forgets, and asylum stretches into weeks, months and years?
July 15, 2014 /
Jordan hosts 29,000 Iraqi refugees, new and old. As media attention shifts to the huge Syrian influx, Iraqis spend months or years limbo, struggling to get by without assistance.
July 8, 2014 /
Saudi Arabia turns against political Islam with its ban on the Muslim Brotherhood.
June 26, 2014 /
Parents anxiously await news of their teenaged sons who were kidnapped from bus by Islamic militants in Syria.
June 26, 2014
How some of northern Syria’s children are being reared into a life of praying and jihad by a new kind of puritanical islamist group called the Islamic State of Iraq and Sham.