Tag Archives: Syria

Lebanon’s trash crisis is Hezbollah’s chance for a power grab

Originally posted on The News Hub, August 30, 2015. Dysfunctional politics, a country in crisis and without a president, Lebanon has stumbled face first into a veritable pile of political garbage. The continuing trash crisis that erupted into violence last Wednesday has pushed an already-strained government into a forceful confrontation with the growing mass of […]

Sexual Violence as Weapon of War: The ISIS Brand

Uncharted territory, gender fluidity, new positions and places or perhaps a well-rehearsed routine that still manages to bring each partner to the brink of orgasm. Sex can be all things wonderful and transformative. It can be intimate, a sacred bond between two people or a BDSM contract for the more adventurous at heart. It can be an everyday […]

The elopement to hell: the jihadi bride

The increased flow of migrants to Syria and Turkey in the past few years to join the Islamic state of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has sparked serious regional and international concerns since such a flow speaks to the strength of ISIS as an international security threat but also to its messaging strategies. The flow of […]

The Consequence of Complacency, the Lost Boys and Girls of Syria

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) just released an alarming report indicating that the number of Syrians who have fled their ravaged country just passed 4 million. This doesn’t take into account the additional 7.6 estimated million internally displaced within Syria still at risk for political, social, and religious persecution by the Assad […]

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