Tag: Syria

LISTEN: Catherine Orsborn & Rev. Welton Gaddy Discuss the Very Dire Consequences of Islamophobia on Refugees

[ 0 ] August 31, 2015 |

via STATE OF BELIEF RADIO on AUGUST 29, 2015:  From the Deep South to Southern Europe, struggles for religious freedom are sending ripples across our communities. This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s weekly radio show and podcast, Rev. Welton Gaddy takes a look at three different conflicts facing religious communities… We all know […]

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Youth Revolts are Back — Lebanon, Iraq Shaken by Demand for Services, End to Corruption (by Juan Cole)

Youth Revolts are Back — Lebanon, Iraq Shaken by Demand for Services, End to Corruption (by Juan Cole)

[ 0 ] August 24, 2015 |

by JUAN COLE for INFORMED COMMENT on AUGUST 23, 2015:  The master narrative of much Western journalism is that the youth protests of 2011 have been replaced by civil war and terrorism. But while there is plenty of both in Syria, Yemen, Iraq and Libya, in fact here and there in the region youth protests […]

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Over 1,000 Black activists, artists, scholars, students and organizations signed the 2015 Black Solidarity Statement with Palestine

Over 1,000 Black activists, artists, scholars, students and organizations signed the 2015 Black Solidarity Statement with Palestine

[ 0 ] August 19, 2015 |

The list includes Angela Davis | Cornel West | Mumia Abu-Jamal | Talib Kweli | The Dream Defenders | Malcolm X Grassroots Movement | Organization for Black Struggle – St. Louis via BLACK SOLIDARITY WITH PALESTINE on AUGUST 19, 2015:  STATEMENT BELOW (also in Arabic): The past year has been one of high-profile growth for Black-Palestinian solidarity. […]

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Turkey, the Kurds & the Syrian Conflict (an analysis by Kubilay Arin)

Turkey, the Kurds & the Syrian Conflict (an analysis by Kubilay Arin)

[ 0 ] August 2, 2015 |

by KUBILAY YADO ARIN for ISLAMiCommentary on AUGUST 2, 2015:  According to the Turkish military, two Turkish soldiers were killed today and 31 wounded in a suicide attack in eastern Turkey near the border with Iran, reported major news outlets. The military blamed Kurdish militants from the PKK for the attack. Last weekend, as Turkish and […]

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CSIS REPORT: The Arab-US Strategic Partnership and the Changing Security Balance in the Gulf

[ 0 ] July 24, 2015 |

Joint and Asymmetric Warfare, Missiles and Missile Defense, Civil War and Non-State Actors, and Outside Powers by ANTHONY H. CORDESMAN, WITH ASSISTANCE OF MICHAEL PEACOCK for CENTER FOR STRATEGIC AND INTERNATIONAL STUDIES on JULY 13, 2015:  REPORT ABSTRACT: The ongoing confrontation with Iran, the war against ISIL, the instability in Iraq, the Civil war in […]

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Sinai: War in a Distant Province (by Ellis Goldberg)

[ 0 ] July 22, 2015 |

by ELLIS GOLDBERG for NISRALNASR on JULY 16, 2015:  The July 1 battle in which the Egyptian Armed Forces regained control of a small border town from the self-proclaimed Sinai Province of the Islamic State (formerly known as Ansar Beit al-Maqdis or Supporters of Jerusalem) has heightened fear, anger, and above all self-congratulation among both […]

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Lebanon’s Resilience under the Weight of Syria’s War (ICG)

[ 0 ] June 25, 2015 |

Lebanon and Syria have always been closely intertwined, from the days when they were both provinces of the Ottoman Empire, to a shared experience of French colonial rule, to the 1975-1990 civil war and post-war period during which Syria claimed a big brother role. Lebanon Senior Analyst Sahar Atrache discusses how Lebanon remains resilient in […]

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REPORT: The Global Refugee Crisis — A Conspiracy of Neglect (Amnesty International)

[ 0 ] June 18, 2015 |

via AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL (PUBLISHED BY THE GUARDIAN) on JUNE 2015:  EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: In the past two years, the world has witnessed a growing refugee crisis. In 2013, for the first time since World War II, the number of those forcibly displaced from their homes exceeded 50 million. Millions more have since been displaced as a […]

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WATCH: ISIS & the Middle East Generational Shift  (interview with Juan Cole)

WATCH: ISIS & the Middle East Generational Shift (interview with Juan Cole)

[ 0 ] June 15, 2015 |

by ELLIOT HILL for TheLipTV on JUNE 10, 2015:  Millennials in the Middle East are forming a clear generational gap between themselves and their elders, with the digital revolution effecting a sweeping advance of secularization. With majority populations under the age of 30, many countries are seeing a wide gulf between their social media savvy […]

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WATCH: Keith Watenpaugh Presents His Research on “Syria’s Lost Generation”

WATCH: Keith Watenpaugh Presents His Research on “Syria’s Lost Generation”

[ 0 ] June 1, 2015 |

“The role of highly-skilled and educated young people in vulnerable communities is not often the focus of established humanitarian policies and programs. This neglect persists despite the fact that the stability of the Middle East-North Africa region, as well as the rebuilding of post-conflict Syria, depends on maintaining the human and intellectual capital these young […]

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