EDITORIAL: Refugee crisis response has room to improve

If you’ve managed to keep up with the news as well as your assignments in these first weeks, you’ve almost certainly watched the Syrian refugee crisis ramp up right alongside…

Connecting the dots on the European refugee crisis

The recent migrant — read “refugee” — crisis loominglarge over Europe seems to have reached its height in recent weeks. I write this because one of my family members has experienced firsthand the strife…

Are you scared yet?

Everyone is bustling to find a scary costume for their evening festivities, but as we look for scary rubber masks, besieged health care workers are trading their now-inadequate surgical masks…

Syria’s conundrum continues

The best of intentions Following a Christmas address in which Pope Francis urged increased humanitarian aid to besieged Syrians suffering from the country’s extended civil war, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad…

Local doctor campaigns for medical aid in Syrian refugee crisis

On Nov. 4 in the Medical Sciences Building at UVic, guests had an opportunity to meet local doctor Saren Azer, founder of the International Society for Peace and Human Rights…

Syria risks losing more than bazaars and mosques

Ezra Karmel is a Graduate Fellow at UVic’s Centre for Global Studies and the Head of Research for the Jordanian CSO Identity Center Damascus, locals say, does not measure its…

There are too many variables in the Syria conflict

The 2011 Syrian uprising against President Bashar al-Assad’s authoritative government has turned into a Syrian civil war, and a number of global powers are trying to decide whether to intervene,…

Make the hard choice to intervene in Syria

In the last two years, Syria’s civil war has shown that a hefty price must be paid on the road to democracy. The clash of dictatorship has proven to be…

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