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Turkey and the Syrian refugee crisis: An example for humanity

Turkey and the Syrian refugee crisis: An example for humanity

MEVLÜT ÇAVUŞOĞLU : Turkey opened its doors to Syrians and started granting them entry in April 2011. Since then, Turkey continues to allow Syrians to enter the country by strictly…

John Kerry and the death of diplomacy

John Kerry and the death of diplomacy

Seth J Frantzman : “How has Clausewitz shaped American strategic thought?” asked Jim Helis, chairman of the Department of National Security and Strategy at the United States Army War College, in…

The global heart of darkness

The global heart of darkness

Nadia Barhoum : In mid-November, more than 100 locals on the island of Chios descended on the Souda refugee camp in the middle of the night. Refugees were terrified; they had nowhere to…

Who made the Arab Spring into an Arab crisis?

Who made the Arab Spring into an Arab crisis?

Yezid Sayigh : A recent news item on the BBC’s English website neatly captured the sharp contrast in how, five years later, various Arab rulers, citizens and non-Arab observers view thepopular uprisings that swept leaders…

Compassion of the many: Indifference of the few

Compassion of the many: Indifference of the few

Giorgos Kosmopoulos : On the day the United States President Barack Obama thanked the Greek people for their “extraordinary compassion” in their response to the refugee crisis, I spoke to Haji…

The Muslim world has to take climate action

The Muslim world has to take climate action

Naser Haghamed : For years now, a strange paradox has existed within the Muslim world. On the one hand, Muslims – who represent more than a fifth of the global population…

Reversing the anti-refugee discourse with art

Reversing the anti-refugee discourse with art

Rachel Shabi : Walking the streets of Palermo, Sicily, it is immediately obvious why this Italian island should be hosting its second festival of migrant literature this year. The festival, on…

How NATO can help Syrian civilians

How NATO can help Syrian civilians

Daoud Kuttab, Hazm Almazouni : As US President Barack Obama and his national security team huddle about deciding what to do in Syria, a simple but necessary act can be done to…

Educate refugee children or lose them forever

Educate refugee children or lose them forever

Bassam Khawaja : As world leaders gather for US President Barack Obama’s Leaders’ Summit on Refugees on September 20, they should urgently address how to get the more than 3.5 million refugee children…

Joe Biden’s visit to Turkey and solving pressing issues

Joe Biden’s visit to Turkey and solving pressing issues

Gulnur Aybet : The relations of Turkey and the United States were not in a very good state before the failed coup attempt on July 15. However, since then relations have…