• Ali Kosha 26 February 2024
    According to a 2022 Gallup survey, Afghanistan is the only country in the world where the vast majority of the population, a staggering 92 percent of men and 96 percent of women, say they face hardships that make their lives sheer suffering. In this realm of agony, the Hazaras bear a disproportionate burden of suffering. And for Hazara women, the burden intensifies further.
  • The war in Gaza has expanded to include a new and dangerous flashpoint: the Red Sea. In recent weeks, Yemen’s Houthis have targeted “Israeli” cargo ships – and attacked others – in support of Hamas. The US and the UK have retaliated by bombing a number of Houthis’ targets in Yemen. ResetDOC interviewed Hussein Ibish, senior resident scholar at the Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington, about the stakes for the Houthis and the risks of a wider high-intensity conflict.
  • Luca Steinmann 12 October 2018
    The Syrian war seems to slowly be reaching its end and Assad’s regime may no longer require a strong military presence of foreign fighters on its soil. But what about the welfare system those foreign fighters have helped establish? Would it also disappear with the retreat of Shiites militias? If so, then the government will remain interested in having Hezbollah on its territory to support its very delicate attempts to mend the deep fractures that the war created inside the Syrian society.
  • Marco Calamai 14 January 2013
    Civil war continues in Syria. Rebel troops advance but Assad’s army resists. International pressure remains divided – the West and Sunni Arab countries on one side: Russia and Iran on the other – even if Moscow is acknowledging that the Alawite regime appears to be weakening day by day and an agreed solution is being timidly sought. This would be the best of solutions if the Kremlin’s intentions were honest, or at best, a less bloody solution. An impotent UN has stated that there are now over 60,000 war victims.
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