• Yazidi Road to Peace: Territory, Politics, and Accountability

    Thousands of Yazidi people continue to be impacted since 2014 when the Islamic State invaded their villages in the Sinjar region of Northern Iraq. The Yazidis are an ethnic and religious minority who have endured centuries of persecution from Muslim leaders. Since 2014, the Islamic State (IS) has murdered...
  • Forgotten or ignored: the conflict in Sudan’s Nuba Mountains

    Mohamed Adam stared at the burnt rubble in front of him, oblivious to the heat of the noonday sun as he surveyed all his hard work, his home and food storage preparations, destroyed in a matter of minutes. A melted cassette can be seen peeping out of the ash...
  • Western Sahara, the never-ending colony

    The Western Sahara Conflict is more than a forgotten crisis, it is a thorny geopolitical issue which lasts for 40 years. Despite the involvement of several international actors, such as the International Court of Justice and the United Nations, the situation is still in deadlock and Saharawi people are...
  • A witch-hunt in Cameroon

    In 2015, François Delattre, President of the Security Council of the United Nations, qualified Boko Haram as a threat to international peace and security.  In 2017, this is still the case. A threat to international peace The terrorist organization, originating from Nigeria, still threatens international peace and jeopardizes the...
  • An unending cycle of violence

    The conflict between the Republic of Turkey and the Kurdish ethnic group in Turkey entered its third phase during the siege of Kobane in 2014. The Turkish government prevented the Kurds in Turkey from sending support to their militants who were fighting in Syria against ISIL at that time. This...
  • Striving for progress in the shadow of a civil war

    The conflict Sierra Leone’s civil war was a long and brutal affair.  In addition to rebels and military combatants, over 50,000 civilians died between 1991 and 2002, and numerous others were maimed and abused.  Formed out of discontent following the country’s independence in 1961, the rebel group Revolutionary United...
  • The intellectuals of Yemen

    Art, culture, and civil society are aspects playing a part in the Yemeni conflict that are being overlooked in mainstream media. Just in June of this year, a new Yemeni media initiative emerged focusing on Yemeni art, culture, and civil society, and their role in building bridges within the...
  • “We are slaves on our own land”

    Every oil palm plantation stretches over a ‘forest graveyard’. Of those ‘gravediggers’; Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand have the lead in palm oil production, as well as world’s highest deforestation rates. Oil palm is a tropical tree, so the optimal level of moisture, soil type, and climate for it to...
  • The refugee crisis you don’t know about

    In the last couple of years, the world’s attention has focused on the refugee crisis in Europe and the Middle East, with far reaching political consequences. Yet, at the other side of the ocean, in the heart of the Americas, another refugee crisis has been slowly unfolding for years....
  • Searching for the new black gold

    Moatize, Mozambique– Earlier this summer, Hussene Antonio used to walk his herd from a small Mozambican village to some graze-friendly grassland. This no longer happens. The land he was heading to once belonged to his community until several mining companies including Brazilian Vale S.A. and Indian giant Jindal Steel...
  • Extremist groups crowd fund initiative to hinder migrant rescue overseas

    Chronicles of a bad idea overseas

    When a far-right European group announced its crowdfunding campaign to disrupt rescue missions of migrant boats, human rights groups and concerned citizens burst out in anger. Regardless, the campaign was successful and achieved its financial goal. How did the journey overseas go? Well, that's a completely different story......
  • The making of a creative debate in Tunisia

    Tunisia has recently shown promising achievements, such as the new law against gender-based violence that was passed at the end of July 2017, making Tunisia the leading country in the MENA (Middle East and North Africa) region in women’s rights. However, the fact that the political revolution in Tunisia...
  • Can renewables stop heatwaves in the Middle East?

    Temperatures in Arab countries are establishing new records each summer. The heat waves that are occurring in Kuwait, Iraq and Morocco have highlighted the consequences of climate change in the MENA region. All the while, scientists are expecting a continuous occurrence of such waves in the coming years. This...
  • Migrant crisis: time for Europe to change tactics

    Europe’s migrant crisis was defined the biggest refugee crisis in Europe since World War II by World Bank President Jim Yong Kim. The number of arrivals on Europe’s shores is kept up-to-date daily and European leaders’ statements resound on television, while on the screens flow images of migrants’ faces...
  • The call of Yemen and the deafness of the world

    The conflict in Yemen is complex because on the one hand, it involves political, social, humanitarian, military and cultural issues that directly and violently affect civil society. On the other hand, the diversity of actors that are part of the conflict have antagonistic interests, as well as shifting ones,...
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