Russian military involvement appears to be increasingly focused on propping up the Assad regime,contributing to a partitioned Syria in which Russia establishes a firm foothold on the eastern Mediterranean.
An external military intervention to establish these zones, even with the best intentions, is likely to make things worse; the international community should instead work on building consensus. A NOREF policy brief.
is central to the security and future of the Middle East, but conditions
for a resolution of the Syrian conflict through a
political solution do not exist. An excerpt from a NOREF expert analysis.
advocates recognize the links between the crisis of statelessness and the lack
of reproductive justice for women, and argue that control over their own fertility
and legal status is paramount.
Unless the Syrian refugee emergency is treated as a truly global responsibility, we cannot expect hard-pressed countries in the region to maintain the generosity they have demonstrated since the crisis erupted.