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News You Really Need To See: “Unicef Warns of Lost Generation of War Children Out of School”

“Unicef Warns of Lost Generation of War Children Out of School” The New York Times, September 2, 2015 http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/03/world/middleeast/unicef-warns-of-lost-generation-of-war-children-out-of-school.html “War and upheaval across parts of the Middle East and North Africa in recent years have driven more than 13 million … Continue reading

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News You Really Need To See: “Libya Seeks Airstrikes Against ISIS Branch”

“Libya Seeks Airstrikes Against ISIS Branch” The New York Times, August 16, 2015, p.A4 http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/16/world/middleeast/rising-toll-in-libyas-fractured-fighting.html “Libya’s internationally recognized government has asked fellow Arab states to conduct airstrikes against the Libyan branch of the Islamic State in the coastal city of … Continue reading

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Thinking Aloud: “Caring for the Most Vulnerable Populations”

June 25, 2015 by Darius  Today I attended the Middle East Institute’s conference “Cut Off from Care: The Health Crisis of Populations Displaced by Conflict.” Laila Bugaighis is the founder of the Benghazi Medical Center and one of the panelists … Continue reading

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Thinking Aloud: “The Latest Wave of Migration: Motivations and Responses,” Part I

May 12, 2015 by Darius  Today, I attended a discussion on “The Latest Wave of Migration: Motivations and Responses.”  Both Kathleen Newland, currently affiliated with the Migration Policy Institute, and Dilip Ratha of the World Bank provided incisive statistics and … Continue reading

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News You Really Need To See: “Libyan Tumult Alters Europe’s Migration Equation”

“Libyan Tumult Alters Europe’s Migration Equation” The New York Times, May 1, 2015, p.A8 http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/02/world/europe/displaced-again-and-again-some-african-migrants-had-no-plan-to-land-in-italy.html “By now, the unceasing tides of migrants arriving at the ports of Sicily fall into loose national categories.  The Syrians usually arrive with money, bearing … Continue reading

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News You Really Need To See: “Hundreds Drown Off Libya, EU Leaders Forced to Reconsider Migrant Crisis”

“Hundreds Drown Off Libya, EU Leaders Forced to Reconsider Migrant Crisis” Reuters, April 19, 2015 http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/04/19/us-europe-migrants-idUSKBN0NA07020150419 “As many as 700 migrants were feared dead on Sunday after their boat capsized in the Mediterranean, raising pressure on Europe to face down anti-immigrant … Continue reading

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News You Really Need To See: “Italy Rescues 1,500 Migrants at Sea in Less Than 24 Hours”

“Italy Rescues 1,500 Migrants at Sea in Less Than 24 Hours” Reuters, April 5, 2015 http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/04/05/us-italy-migrants-idUSKBN0MW0E820150405 “Italian navy and coast guard ships rescued around 1,500 migrants aboard five boats in the southern Mediterranean in less than 24 hours, officials said … Continue reading

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Thinking Aloud: “Yemen and Libya: The Middle East’s Other Civil Wars,” Part I

Feb. 19, 2015 by Darius Yesterday, I attended a panel discussion on “Yemen and Libya: The Middle East’s Other Civil Wars.”  Today, I’ll share the Libya part of the panel; tomorrow’s post will be dedicated to the panelists’ comments on … Continue reading

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Thinking Aloud: “The Media Relations Department of Hizbollah Wishes You a Happy Birthday”

Feb. 16, 2015 by Darius While I was away, I read The Media Relations Department of Hizbollah Wishes You a Happy Birthday: Unexpected Encounters in the Changing Middle East by journalist Neil MacFarquhar.  Aside from the absolutely awesome title (actually … Continue reading

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News You Really Need To See: “What Today’s Bloody Attack in Tripoli Means for Libya”

“What Today’s Bloody Attack in Tripoli Means for Libya” Foreign Policy, January 27, 2015 http://foreignpolicy.com/2015/01/27/what-todays-bloody-attack-in-tripoli-means-for-libya/ “Today a group of four gunmen attacked a hotel in the Libyan capital of Tripoli.  Media outlets are reporting that at least five foreigners (including one … Continue reading

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