By: Ian Davis The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is commonly regarded as one of the world’s most difficult. Decades of violence, hatred, and unsuccessful diplomacy have failed to bring any tangible steps towards an enduring peace. Last Friday, the Palestinian Authority’s Prime Minister Salam Fayyad resigned from his post, introducing a myriad of complications amid renewed peace initiatives in the region. A [...]
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By: Jacqueline Van De Velde The U.N. High Commissioner for Refugee’s most recent statistics on the Syrian refugee response reported 1,230,822 registered refugees in the region. Another 970,318 people are waiting to be registered. Together that is 2,210,140 registered refugees and asylum-seekers, the equivalent of the combined populations of Rhode Island and Delaware. Escalating violence in the region has only [...]
By: Cody Knapp Turkey is, and has always been, an enigma. A successful democracy, geographically split between Asia and Europe, its people are neither European nor Arab in origin. Existing as an Islamic Empire for centuries, the central power in Turkey simultaneously ruled over the Arab world and played a significant role in European politics. With the establishment of the [...]
By: Cody Knapp Perhaps no nation in the world currently occupies as awkward a position internationally as Turkey. With its history as an Islamic caliphate and present position as one of the most powerful Muslim-majority states, it stands as a key player in the Middle East, yet its political leanings are firmly rooted in the West. Meanwhile, its foreign policy [...]