Editor’s Note: The opinions expressed here by Impakter.com columnists are their own, not those of Impakter.com Operation Peace Spring Article by Mina Tumay-Derin Kocer Donald Trump announced a week ago that the US will be leaving northern Syria, withdrawing its troops and not
In the midst of a changing Middle East, the challenges facing the Druze minority in the Levant have become more worrisome. As the region disintegrates further into chaos, it’s becoming a bitter place for minorities. The Druze, emerging during the
Civil wars have a distinct nature that manifests across nations, ethnicities, and continents. A nature that is unmistakable yet illusive. When we look at countries that have experienced a civil war we generally observe the human atrocities and the physical
It is difficult enough for a society to emerge from poverty. But it is significantly more difficult when specific individuals and groups, often already among the poorest and most marginalized in society, have in the recent past been specifically targeted
Whenever a disaster or crisis strikes some part of the world, the first thought that often comes to a person’s mind is “how can I provide things like donations, food, or supplies to the survivors?” In some cases, that person
Trump’s numerous tweets welcoming France’s President Macron on the first state visit of his administration, have been pompously presidential, replete with references to the long History linking the United States and France. He's updated his Twitter image to show off the
The time to strategically and boldly invest in Syrian education is now. The 2017 Global Terrorism Index shows a notable shift in terror tactics. In 2009, 16% of Al Qa’ida attacks targeted educational facilities, but only 1.5% of attacks had
Trafficking in persons is a serious crime and a critical violation of human rights. This terrible practice is an offence to the dignity and integrity of the human being and it´s defined as the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harbouring or receipt
In 2017, America abruptly changed face. It became a deeply divided country no longer interested in world leadership, its soft power eroding fast. The question is: Who will dominate next, China, Europe, Russia? Or can America recover? Trump’s inaugural speech with
On a recent visit to Iraq, I saw a tale of two countries: one of progress, and one of destruction. Deeper within those stories are lessons on how to deal with global insecurity, terrorism, and an unprecedented global refugee crisis.
The Syrian crisis evokes images of refugee camps or those who take on the harsh challenges to cross into Europe. Perceptions about the victims of this war seem to be homogeneous. These refugees are poor. They need to be rescued.