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Show us some real ‘extraordinary compassion’, Mr Cameron!

Mathew Otieno | 11 September 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: refugees, Syria
When it comes to receiving refugees, Kenya leaves most of Europe for dead.

“What will become of us Christians?”

Oliver Maksan | 24 August 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: Christians in Middle East, ISIS, Lebanon, Syria
A Maronite Archbishop fears for Lebanon's Christians.

The slow death of Syrian Christianity

Jean-Clément Jeanbart | 16 June 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: ISIS, Islamic State, Middle East Christians, Syria
What horrors must ISIS commit before the world will stop the murderers?

Media failing the war in Syria

Scott Lucas | 12 February 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: media, Syria
Lurid stories about ISIS atrocities are sucking the oxygen out of the tragedy next door.

How have Syrian rebels become so radical?

Nader Hashemi | 16 December 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: Islam, Middle East, radical Islam, Syria
An expert on Syria says that young people are attracted by a simplistic and delusional ideology.

Iraq and Syria follow Lebanon’s precedent

George Friedman | 28 August 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: Iraq, Middle East, Stratfor, Syria
A strong case can be made that the nation states created a century ago in the Middle East are now defunct.

Shoots of hope for Christians in Syria’s civil war

Patrick Sookhdeo | 10 June 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: Christianity, Middle East Christians, Syria
In the midst of the chaos and carnage, a church elects a new patriarch.

With Syria at war, Lebanon is bursting

Mohammed Jamjoom | 17 March 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: Lebanon, Syria, Syria civil war
Across the border, refugees are living in misery.

The geopolitics of the Syrian Civil War

Reva Bhalla | 22 January 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: Middle East, Stratfor, Syria
Geography has shaped the past and present of the vicious fighting in Syria.

Modern martyrs in the Syrian heartland of early Christianity

Vincenzina Santoro | 19 September 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: Christian persecution, martyrdom, Syria
History repeats itself as invaders give a choice of conversion or death.

Foreign policy as finger-wagging

George Friedman | 18 September 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: Barack Obama, foreign policy, Russia, Syria
The Obama Administration's bumbling over Syria is due to its constant tension between ideology and strategy.

Religious freedom as antidote to terrorism

Sheila Liaugminas | 12 September 2013 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: counter-terrorism, Mali, Nigeria, religious freedom, Robert George, Somalia, Syria, U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom
It’s an idea that hasn’t been tried and found wanting, to say the least.

Calling Putin’s bluff in Syria

George Friedman | 11 September 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: Russia, Stratfor, Syria, Vladimir Putin
Despite his tough talking, Vladimir Putin is bluffing: Russia is still not a major world power.

History is another casualty of Syria’s war

Emma Cunliffe | 04 September 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: archaeology, Syria
Our past is disappearing as looters with guns and bulldozers pillage some of the world's richest archeological sites.

The reluctant general

George Friedman | 04 September 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: Barack Obama, Stratfor, Syria
The United States -- and the Syrian people -- is paying a big price for lack of strategic clarity.

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