Center for Strategic Communication

Syria’s Future Crisis: A Lost Generation

This past weekend, intense fighting between Daesh and Syrian-Kurds in areas of Northern Syria forced more than 23,000 Syrians to cross into Turkey, adding to the 1.7 million registered Syrian refugees already living in the country. Since the onset of the Syrian Civil...

5 Developing Stories in MENA

Five of the latest developing stories in the MENA region.   1. Houthis take over Yemen Presidential Palace On Tuesday, one day after agreeing to a ceasefire, Shia Houthi fighters have taken over Yemen’s presidential palace which houses the main office of President...

The end of the world in footnote 35, page 18

[ by Charles Cameron — how the “end times” aspect of the new “caliphate” gets buried somewhere under all the books, papers, and old burrito wrappings on my desk ] . ** Richard Barrett‘s report for The Soufan Group in June 2014, Foreign...

Easter celebrations 3: the Middle East

[ by Charles Cameron — third and last of three Easter posts ] . ** Voice of Russia reports: The Holy Fire has been descending in the Holy Sepulcher Church, in a small chapel called Kuvuklia, for more than one millennium. The famous Church Father St. Gregory of...