Politics

Rejected by the World: Refugee Journey
Rejected by the World: A Refugee’s Journey

The war that has so far claimed over a quarter million Syrian lives, including those of 30,000 children, has also displaced Thair and his entire family, disrupted his studies, and left the recent university graduate feeling squeezed out of the successful future he had long imagined and worked hard to achieve.

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Performance Art Project #OrangeVest Sends SOS for Refugees

For a moment last summer the photograph of Alan Kurdi, the three-year-old Syrian boy whose body washed up on the shores of Izmir, roused near-universal empathy for people seeking refuge in Europe from violent conflict at home. Of the more than 1 million refugees, mostly from Syria and Afghanistan, who arrived in Europe since the beginning of 2015, over 85 percent entered Europe through Greece.

Dina Kawar
The Politics of Compromise

UN Security Council resolution 1325 recognizes that women are vital contributors to conflict resolution and prevention and urges their greater participation “in all United Nations peace and security efforts.” Since it passed in 2000, women’s presence on the Security Council has increased markedly. Yet the body tasked with maintaining international peace and security remains overwhelmingly male-dominated.