Shelter-in-Place without Shelter: Homelessness in the Age of COVID-19

As COVID-19 continues to rapidly spread through our communities, cities, and countries, governments continue to enact and enforce social distancing and shelter-in-place measures. Schools and businesses have closed down. Most people in quarantine are working remotely while trying to find amusements that will entertain them from the safety of their homes. Most of us have…

Syria’s Libyan Connection

How Libya shaped the devastating Idlib offensive In December of 2019 the Syrian government launched an offensive that would create nearly a million displaced Syrians, thousands of dead, and result in a showdown between external powers. It was clear that the offensive in the Northwestern province of Idlib was a significant escalation, but it also…

COVID-19: Who is made a priority in the media?

The coronavirus has ushered in — for what seems like the first time in a century — a period of solidarity around the world. The lethal pandemic, also referred to as COVID-19, spreads irrespective of borders and nationalities, yet Western media has specifically favored coverage of Europe and the United States. Such attention has amplified…