G8 Leaders Press Russia on Syria; Rebels Get Saudi Missiles; ‘Dozens Dead’ in Car Bomb Attack As Regime Fights For Aleppo
June 18, 2013
U.S. President Barack Obama and Russian leader Vladimir Putin discussed Syria Monday on the sidelines of the G8 summit in Northern Ireland. ”Our positions do not fully coincide, but we are united by the common intention to end the violence and to stop the number of victims increasing in Syria,” Putin said. But with Obama backing [...]
June 17, 2013
The Syria Needs Analysis Project (SNAP) is a partnership between the Assessment Capacities Project (ACAPS) and MapAction. It’s funded by the U.K.’s Department for International Development and is “aimed at strengthening the shared situational analysis of humanitarian responders by providing an independent analysis of the humanitarian situation of those affected by the Syrian crisis.” To [...]
June 15, 2013
As anti-government protests in Istanbul’s Gezi Park continued into their third weekend, a Syrian Turk, a riot policeman, a Kurd and others in the disputed strip shared their views on President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s Syria policy and how it’s shaped their views of the Turkish government.
The following post first appeared on Al-Arabiya.
The following post originally appeared on Katz’s blog.
June 14, 2013
Last week at Zaatari refugee camp, as we sipped tea that was just a few degrees hotter than the air temperature, I asked a 22-year-old refugee named Hamdi why he was so quiet that day. Hamdi’s close friend Yazan, who has been the only pillar of stability in Hamdi’s life since he arrived in the [...]
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