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Paris underscores importance of opening arms to refugees

Paris underscores importance of opening arms to refugees

By WSN Editorial Board

November 17, 2015


Filed under Opinion

When geopolitics are horrendously complicated and when hatred and fear are what motivate our enemies, we need humanity now more than ever — toward our citizens and toward refugees.

US duplicity hinders Syrian resolution

US duplicity hinders Syrian resolution

By Daniel Moritz-Rabson, Contributing writer

October 15, 2015


Filed under Opinion

At this stage, the US and Russia are essentially fighting a proxy war in Syria.

Why the best coverage of the refugee crisis is coming from HONY

Why the best coverage of the refugee crisis is coming from HONY

By Mandy Freebairn, Contributing Writer

October 13, 2015


Filed under Opinion

The Facebook page "Humans of New York" is covering the refugee crisis better than many members of the mainstream media.

Islamic Center focuses on Syrian refugee crisis

Islamic Center focuses on Syrian refugee crisis

By Raven Quesenberry, Contributing Writer

October 13, 2015


Filed under News, University News

The Islamic Center at NYU hosted a town hall meeting on how you can support Syrian refugees Monday night.

14 years on, U.S. must revise foreign policy in Middle East

14 years on, U.S. must revise foreign policy in Middle East

By Patrick Seaman, Contributing writer

September 11, 2015


Filed under Opinion

The US must revisit its foreign policy as it arms "moderate" Syrian rebels.

Refugee crisis demands action

Refugee crisis demands action

By WSN Editorial Board

September 8, 2015


Filed under Opinion

The EU needs to cut the rhetorical heel-digging and start earnestly addressing the refugees at their doorstep.

NYU, Barnard and Columbia join in Middle East panel

NYU, Barnard and Columbia join in Middle East panel

By Arsh Harjani, Contributing Writer

September 17, 2014


Filed under News

Coverage of a Panel Discussion held at NYU in response to the growing threat ISIS poses to the international community.

Nation must know U.S. military actions

Nation must know  U.S. military actions

By WSN Editorial Board

September 11, 2014


Filed under Opinion

President Obama's must continue to explain his military decisions to the public.

Syrian crisis comes to life on campus

Syrian crisis comes to life on campus

April 17, 2014


Filed under News

Syrian activists and journalists discussed health, education, women’s issues and the plight of refugees within and outside of Syria at #Speak4Syria, a panel hosted by the International Relations Association. Mohammed Aly Sergie, a former senior editor of the online news outlet Syria Deeply, mo...

Harry’s Take: Africa requires more economic aid

Harry’s Take: Africa requires more economic aid

April 14, 2014


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

After two years of declining world aid, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development released new figures on April 8 demonstrating that aid had reached a record high in 2013 and increased by over 6.1 percent. In the face of what appears to be a gratifying headline, beneath the surface lies ...

Students, professors delve into Syrian crisis

Students, professors delve into Syrian crisis

April 9, 2014


Filed under News

With the Syrian crisis in its fourth year, students and professors gathered at the Kimmel Center for University Life on April 8 to discuss the implications of the conflict. Zachary Lockman, professor of Middle Eastern and Islamic studies and history, was critical of the international response to the cri...

Geneva II talks fall short, prove ineffective

Geneva II talks fall short, prove ineffective

January 27, 2014


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

Yesterday afternoon, the Syria peace talks in Geneva produced their first breakthrough. The UN mediator Lakhdar Brahimi reported that both parties have agreed upon conditions under which women and children are allowed to leave the besieged city of Homs, Syria. Although this deal marks an important first...

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