Middle East


Mosul is a Humanitarian Crisis, Period

After the complete American withdrawal from Iraq in 2011, observers hailed the end of the war as the dawn of a new era of peace and stability for the country. American involvement had seemed the last barrier to internal harmony, and Iraq appeared poised to usher in an era of long-term internal improvement. Of course, […]


When Courts Take on Countries

American citizens can now sue states that have allegedly sponsored terrorism. But how does a person sue a country?


Illusive Unity, Elusive Peace: Challenges for the New Secretary-General

The selection of Antonio Guterres to be the next leader of the United Nations was a show of unprecedented unity. Mr. Guterres, Portugal’s former Prime Minister and the current head of the U.N. Refugee Agency, was chosen by an informal consensus vote. Not a single country on the Security Council, the U.N.’s highest body, opposed […]


The Refugee Crisis: Out of the Spotlight

HPR writers weigh in on the underreported issues facing refugees the world over.


What is [John Kerry doing for] Aleppo?

The failed ceasefire agreement between Russia and the United States in Syria has put the strained relationship between the two countries into the spotlight


Confronting ISIS’ Global Frontier

  Over the past several months, the number of terrorist attacks orchestrated by ISIS appear to be increasing exponentially. Between June 28 and July 2, which coincided with the month of Ramadan in the Islamic calendar, ISIS claimed responsibility for multiple attacks that collectively resulted in the deaths of over 400 civilians. Since the November […]