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The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), which largely consists of Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG), have recently taken over the Islamic State stronghold in Raqqa, Syria. This comes with the help of a US air campaign as well as significant logis...

ISIS is Falling, What’s Next?

The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), which largely consists of Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG), have recently taken over the Islamic State stronghold in Raqqa, Syria. This comes with the help of a US air campaign as well as significant logis...

In Aden, South Yemen’s largest city and the country’s most prominent port, Yemeni flags are increasingly hard to come by; instead, the streets are full of South Yemen’s flag, with its distinct sky-blue triangle and red socialist star. The south...

Is the UAE pushing South Yemen to Secession?

In Aden, South Yemen’s largest city and the country’s most prominent port, Yemeni flags are increasingly hard to come by; instead, the streets are full of South Yemen’s flag, with its distinct sky-blue triangle and red socialist star. The south...

Up until recent years, India-Middle East relations were largely driven by economic considerations. In the latter half of the 20th century, India’s political ties to the Middle East were dictated by Cold War polarity and rising hostility with Pakist...

‘Modi’fying Their Middle East Strategy

Up until recent years, India-Middle East relations were largely driven by economic considerations. In the latter half of the 20th century, India’s political ties to the Middle East were dictated by Cold War polarity and rising hostility with Pakist...

  The Kurdish quest for an independent state has persisted for over a century. Yet, the territory known as Kurdistan today remains divided among four different countries: Iraq, Iran, Syria, and Turkey. However, there is potential for change foll...

The Kurdish Question: Hope in the face of politics

  The Kurdish quest for an independent state has persisted for over a century. Yet, the territory known as Kurdistan today remains divided among four different countries: Iraq, Iran, Syria, and Turkey. However, there is potential for change foll...

As violence continues to plague war-torn South Sudan, even after efforts at ceasefires, refugees continue to pour out of the world’s newest country into the surrounding region. To date, up to 2 million displaced individuals have sought sanctuary in...

Refugees and Infectious Diseases

As violence continues to plague war-torn South Sudan, even after efforts at ceasefires, refugees continue to pour out of the world’s newest country into the surrounding region. To date, up to 2 million displaced individuals have sought sanctuary in...

“Before the drought, I would have to dig 60 or 70 meters to find water. Then I had to dig 100 to 200 meters,” said former Syrian well-digger Kemal Ali. “Then, when the drought hit very strongly, I had to dig 500 meters. The deepest I ever had t...

Heated Conflict: Redefining Refugees

“Before the drought, I would have to dig 60 or 70 meters to find water. Then I had to dig 100 to 200 meters,” said former Syrian well-digger Kemal Ali. “Then, when the drought hit very strongly, I had to dig 500 meters. The deepest I ever had t...

On October 8, 2016, a U.S.-backed airstrike led by Saudi Arabia “wrongly” targeted a funeral ceremony in Sanaa, Yemen’s capital, killing at least 100 people and injuring another 500. Among the victims were military personnel and officials, but ...

Looking Away: America’s Secret War in Yemen

On October 8, 2016, a U.S.-backed airstrike led by Saudi Arabia “wrongly” targeted a funeral ceremony in Sanaa, Yemen’s capital, killing at least 100 people and injuring another 500. Among the victims were military personnel and officials, but ...