Syria

‘All Countries Have a Stake’: Dr. Kennette Benedict Talks Nuclear Security and Global Responsibility

People and nations worldwide cannot be assured of their safety as long as nuclear warheads remain ready for launch. How...

Food Aid in Syria: Good Intentions, Unintended Outcomes

Emergency food aid is often depicted as the international community’s humane response to a crisis, aimed at alleviating suffering in...

The West Needs to Avoid Falling into ISIS’s Trap: A Conversation with Robert Pape

Since ISIS attacks in Jakarta, Ankara, Beirut, and Paris, Robert Pape has noted a significant shift in strategy. What is this new strategy, and what should be the Western response, particularly the US response?

Rethinking the Use of Biometric Systems for Refugee Management

The use of iris scans for refugee management is expanding, but the risks associated with this technology are often overlooked.

The Role of Drought and Climate Change in Syrian Conflict

A recent study shows how climate change contributed to the 2007-2010 drought and how this affected conflict in Syria.

Can Drones Help Prevent Human Rights Abuses?

Surveillance drones have the potential to deter and prevent human rights violations.

Crisis at Europe’s Doorstep: A Conversation with Eugenio Ambrosi about Refugees, Migration, and the European Response

As Europe’s migration crisis continues to unfold, there is a need to unpack larger questions surrounding migration policy, European values, and capacity to manage the current flow of both refugees and migrants seeking asylum in the continent.

How Dictators Adapt to Modernity

Economist Sergei Guriev and political scientist Daniel Treisman utilize informational theory to articulate the way in which modern dictators survive in an age of mass information and globalization.

Americans (still) don’t understand the Middle East. This man wants to help.

CPR sits down with Dr. Mordechai Kedar, an Israeli academic and veteran of IDF intelligence, to discuss the causes of conflict in the Middle East and what might resolve them.

False Flag No More: Facing Down Militant Terrorism

Advances in biometric technology, once operationalized and scaled, will vastly improve identification and elimination of militants in domestic and international settings.

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