What has prevented an end to the Syrian war?

What has prevented an end to the Syrian war?

By Hanlie Booysen Ten years on from the Syrian uprising, what has prevented an end to theĀ tragedy? Ten years ago this month, Syrians took to the streets to call for political reform and social dignity. The success with which earlier protest movements in Tunisia and...
Can peace come to Yemen? šŸ”Š

Can peace come to Yemen? šŸ”Š

Since 2014, Yemen has been embroiled in an ongoing civil war. In the process, it has become the salient battleground for the ongoing rivalry between Saudi Arabia and Iran and has been described as the world’s worst humanitarian disaster by the UN. What are the...
What lies behind the war in Tigray?

What lies behind the war in Tigray?

By Asafa Jalata At the core of the current war between the Ethiopian central government and the Tigrayan Peopleā€™s Liberation Front is the realignment of politics andĀ the contest for political hegemony. In my view, it is about Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed allying with the...
Should racially offensive public memorials be removed? šŸ”Š

Should racially offensive public memorials be removed? šŸ”Š

In theĀ daysĀ after theĀ killingĀ of George Floyd,Ā protestersĀ haveĀ madeĀ several demands to counter police violence andĀ racismĀ in the United States.Ā Some of theĀ demandsĀ directly relate to theĀ historyĀ ofĀ raceĀ andĀ violenceĀ in America andĀ inĀ particularĀ anĀ emphasisĀ on...
Is Syria a “Quicksilver” war?

Is Syria a “Quicksilver” war?

By William Harris In an excerpt from his new book “Quicksilver War: Syria, Iraq and the Spiral of Conflict,” William Harris details the concept of the “Quicksilver War” and why he thinks Syria is an example of such a war. In mid-November 2014,...