Category - conflict

  • 28 Oct 2013

    Young soldiers from disadvantaged backgrounds are much more likely to return from war with mental health problems, says a new report from ForcesWatch.

  • 29 Aug 2013

    Pope Francis has called for an end to the fighting in Syria, and for moves towards diplomatic and political rather than military solutions in the region.

  • 14 Jun 2013

    As Ekklesia has reported recently, FARC and the government are moving ahead with peace talks in Colombia. But many questions remain about the current process, and as this Christian Peacemaker Teams briefing indicates, what lies behind it is a decidedly mixed history. Can the politics of hope overcome a legacy of oppression and despair?

  • 15 Apr 2013

    A Declaration on Preventing Sexual Violence In Conflict has been agreed by the G8 countries.

  • 3 Apr 2013

    It is not long ago that we marked the two-year anniversary of the Syrian uprisings. What started in Dara’a (in southern Syria alongside the Jordanian border) and later country-wide as a series of peaceful and reform-oriented demonstrations was met with uncompromising firepower. Regional analyst Dr Harry Hagopian assesses what has been happening and where the balance of forces now lies in a damaging, dangerous and heartbreaking conflict.

  • 22 Mar 2013

    The latest Middle East Analysis podcast looks at the desperate situation faced by more than two million refugees living, displaced, inside and outside Syria as a result of the bloody, two-year conflict in the country.

  • 19 Jan 2013

    Preventing refugees from entering Jordan to escape the conflict in Syria would increase suffering and could lead to further bloodshed and abuses.

  • 15 Jan 2013

    Aid agency World Vision is warning of severe humanitarian consequences if steps are not taken to guarantee the security of children in war-torn Mali.

  • 28 Nov 2012

    Religious leaders have warned of mass suffering in Sudan’s so-called ‘Two Areas’, as bombardment intensifies and civilians become targets.

  • 4 Nov 2012

    Describing another personal Armenian-Turkish encounter, Dr Harry Hagopian feels that "it is important for us Armenians nearing the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide in 2015 to start distinguishing ordinary Turkish men and women from Turkish officialdom or many of its politicised institutions let alone from Turkey and Azerbaijan."