Understanding Sexual Violence in Contemporary Warfare

Natalie Chu A war is being raged on the bodies of men, women and children. In regions of intense armed conflict, massive civilian populations uprooted from their homes are experiencing sexual violence on an unimaginable scale. In August 2014, the self-proclaimed Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) captured thousands of Yazidis when their forces…

Syria: A Humanitarian Catastrophe

Natalie Chu In the middle of March this year Syria entered its eighth year of conflict. At this point the crisis has outlasted the second world war by more than 2 years and continues to escalate with ever-growing ferocity. For millions of Syrians, daily life has become a marathon of unparalleled suffering.   A Brief…

How Do We Restore the Syrian Economy?

Sophie Mangal explores potential ways for Syria to start rebuilding its economy, with the help of some neighbours Sophie Mangal Investigative correspondent at Inside Syria Media Center Last Monday, the EU Council extended its restrictive measures against the Syrian government by a year, until June 1, 2018. The event occurred against the backdrop of the…