Taking Issues “Off the Table”–First Jerusalem, Now Refugees

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by Lara Friedman Last month, President Donald Trump granted a cherished wish of American and Israeli hardliners, taking Jerusalem—an issue that the Oslo Agreement stipulated would be resolved only in permanent status negotiations—“off the table.” Now, only weeks later, American… Continue Reading  

Central American Refugees Struggle for Protection in Southern Mexico

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by Laura Weiss On September 19 and 20, world leaders will convene at the UN General Assembly for the first-ever Summit for Refugees and Migration. Although focusing primarily on the refugee crisis in Syria, the Summit provides an opportunity to… Continue Reading  

The Destructive U.S.-Backed Campaign in Yemen

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by Paul R. Pillar The killing earlier this week of at least 131 civilians at a wedding party was only the latest and deadliest event in a campaign of airstrikes in Yemen by a foreign coalition led by Saudi Arabia.… Continue Reading  

Refugee World

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by John Feffer To paraphrase William Gibson, the post-apocalypse is already here — it’s just not evenly distributed. Many of our post-apocalyptic stories — Mad Max, The Road, World War Z — feature desperate people on the move in a… Continue Reading  

The Stunning Collapse of Syria’s Safe Spaces

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In just five years, Syria has gone from being the world’s second-largest host of refugees to the second-largest producer of them. Continue Reading