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War-torn Education

The Syrian education system is being attacked on many fronts. The first onslaught was the loss of life and displacement …

City on the Brink

Friday dawn, March 21, 2014 Istanbul these days is suffused by a sense of the absurd. Its effervescent fin-de-sièclism assails …

Halabja in Perspective

The chemical weapons attack on Halabja in 1988 remains one of the worst crimes committed against a civilian population in …

A Commercial for China

Ratings matter to commercial radio and television because the size of the audience determines the price of sponsors’ airtime. But …

Melancholia ad Aegyptum

It is an early spring morning in Alexandria’s waterfront Ramla Square and a distinguished-looking man—neither local nor fully foreign in …

Dreaming of Sweden

Khalil was only seventeen when he decided to take up arms. After attending anti-government demonstrations in his home city of …