Middle East

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 […]

Beirut, Whose City?

This summer, voters in Lebanon used municipal elections to express their frustration with the country’s recent political stasis.

HPRgument: The Putsch in Turkey

  On July 15th, factions in Turkey’s military attempted a coup d’état to oust President Erdogan and his elected government. After a struggle that lasted through the night, the coup failed, leaving hundreds dead in the streets and the nation in a fragile state. Since then, President Erdogan has begun a purge of all branches of government and […]

Aleppo: The Final Frontier?

As the Syrian civil war rages in and around Aleppo, the city’s strategic significance has been a hot topic of discussion.