Protecting Syrian Refugees in Turkey from Forced Repatriation 

Facing domestic economic and social pressures, Turkey is considering measures that defy numerous agreements and international law to return Syrian refugees to their home country, whether or not it is safe. The United States and the European Union can show Turkey how continuing to host the refugees would be in Ankara’s interest.

Tracing the Role of Violent Entrepreneurs in the Post-Conflict Iraqi Economy

Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Forces are engaging in “militia-preneurship,” turning profits while the government turns a blind eye to their activities.

Domestication+: The Fifth U.K. National Action Plan on Women, Peace, and Security

The United Kingdom’s latest National Action Plan furthers the Women, Peace, and Security agenda and addresses domestic concerns, but improvements are still needed regarding inclusivity and women’s agency.

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Election Day in Turkey Is This Sunday and Erdoğan and the AKP Are on Shaky Ground

Turkish politics have shifted, and the biggest loser may be the president whose 20-year rule has driven the change

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In the Shadow of Paris’ Olympic Village, Migrants Are Pushed Into the Cold

The capital’s largest migrant squat — a 400-person community in a disused cement factory — was cleared out as part of a broader effort to sanitize the City of Lights ahead of the Games


Inside an Elite Syrian Military Unit’s Power Grab

Throughout the war, the 4th Division has steadily gained social, economic and political power


On the Anniversary of Her Death, a Friend Reflects on Shireen Abu Akleh

Dalia Hatuqa remembers the iconic Palestinian-American journalist as an exceptional person and professional

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