IU geographer: Syrian refugees present complex humanitarian challenge

Post by IU Newsroom intern Annie Brackemyre Around 12 million Syrians, nearly half of the country’s population, are displaced. More than 42,000 try to leave the country each day. As refugees seek basic living conditions worldwide, regional countries are increasingly strained financially and questions about the European response grow progressively tense. Beyond the financial or […]

Syrian scholar explores deterioration from democracy to dictatorship

Post by IU Newsroom intern Annie Brackemyre While consolidated authoritarian rule and devastating civil war color the Levant’s modern landscape, Syria’s history offers a glimmer of what could have been. “The democratic years,” 1954 to 1958, exemplify the easily forgotten reality of a Syria enjoying free speech, free press and free elections. The consolidation of […]

IU experts to discuss developments in Iraq

Indiana University faculty expertise on international affairs is pretty remarkable. Equally impressive is the fact that these experts will find time, on very short notice, to share their insights with the public. Case in point: A discussion today on the latest news and events regarding conflict in Iraq and Syria. Titled “Back Again: U.S. & […]