As wars and low-intensity conflicts in Syria, Yemen, South Sudan, and many other countries drag on amidst the coronavirus pandemic, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has sparked hopes for a global ceasefire. On Monday, March 23, Guterres issued a call for “a global ceasefire in all corners of the world … The fury of the […]> Read More
Additional writing by Josh Wilson The great international powers want a permanent peace — now. The opposition promises if that if things are rushed, South Sudan’s bloody civil war will reignite, indiscriminately consuming lives, property, land and hope. The outcomes of that war so far have been horrific — millions of refugees, hundreds of thousands […]> Read More
As the bombs rain down and the war in Yemen enters its fifth year, antiquities are looted and Yemen’s extraordinary cultural heritage of mosques, archaeological sites and ancient castles are razed and pillaged.
According to a report in The Guardian, at least 712 Mosques and more than 200 archeological sites have been affected.
Where these treasures aren’t looted for profit, they are targeted on purpose, to erase history and culture.> Read More
The relationship between the Venezuelan and Colombia continues to deteriorate, as troops mass at the border between the two nations, and a war of words escalates into a war of images. Adding to Colombia’s list of complaints is photo evidence presented at the United Nations that Colombia’s President Ivan Duque says is proof that Venezuela […]> Read More
International aid and service groups are caught in the crossfire of the brutal, decade-long war between Nigeria’s military and the Boko Haram terrorist organization. To date, at least 37 aid workers have been killed in the conflict. While aid workers in Northern Nigeria are predictably targeted by Boko Haram, they are also heavily criticized and […]> Read More