Just as Oedipus, an immigrant of Phoenician descent, had to solve the Sphinx's riddle to save his besieged people, so Syrians today—and, in fact, all of us—face a new set of perplexing, life-or-death questions.
The problems of solidarity recently outlined by Yassin al-Haj Saleh are indeed part of a wider, historic breakdown in the values and impact of the Western left, writes Jules Etjim, who offers a “sketch” of one possible way forward.
A recent manifesto signed by academics and activists called for a “reimagining of migration” in response to the new UN Migration Compact. Kester Ratcliff proposes further concrete steps toward a more humane—and sustainable—approach by the international community.
Work bans, endemic delays, and no translation assistance are just some of the extensive legal and bureaucratic obstacles faced by Syrian and other refugees seeking asylum in Britain. Al-Jumhuriya speaks to lawyers and civil society activists trying to help those trapped in legal limbo, in the UK and across Europe.
For Syrians, the past is long gone, while the future—a homeland free of Assad—is forbidden, writes Yassin al-Haj Saleh in this reflection on exile, time, and revolution.
Due to similar predicaments, Syrians' belief in the Palestinian cause has transformed from a merely Arab identitarian solidarity into more humane, emancipatory joint struggle.
In her talk for Stanford University's conference on the subject of 'Cruelty', Kelly Grotke examines friendship, universality, and cruelty between the European past and the Syrian present.
Can Islam be criticized as a centralized system or is the mere generalization of the religion a misunderstanding of its structure?
Now: End of Season is a short documentary film by Ayman Nahle capturing the final moments of preparation by Syrian refugees before their perilous journey across the mediterranean from Turkey to Europe.
Maya Schkolne examines how the human rights framework operates as an apparatus for punishment and exclusion of migrants and refugees.
A Syrian woman from Aleppo seeks asylum in the Netherlands, but as she becomes a ‘refugee’, she wrestles with the meaning and reality of her ‘estrangement’.