Syria

Health Care Under Fire

Sameer Al-Doumy/AFP/Getty Images Men inspecting a hospital damaged by an air strike in a rebel-controlled town, Eastern Ghouta, Syria, May 2017 Article initially published on June 23, 2022 in The New York Review of Books and written by Annie Sparrow Reviewed: Perilous...

Bashar al-Assad Is Waging Biological War—By Neglect

Syrian patients receiving treatment in a basement-turned-clinic in the besieged rebel-held town of Douma, on the outskirts of Damascus, on March 16, 2017. (SAMEER AL-DOUMY/AFP/GETTY IMAGES) Article initially published by Foreign Policy on October 24, 2018 and written...

How UN Humanitarian Aid Has Propped Up Assad

A Red Crescent aid convoy in Douma, March 2018.Bassam Khabieh / Reuters Article initially published in Foreign Affairs on September 20, 2018 and written by Annie Sparrow. he international sanctions imposed on Syria since April 2011 are the most comprehensive on...

Blood and war: How a UN agency cooperates with Assad

Elizabeth Hoff, World Health Organization (WHO) representative in Syria, speaks at a press briefing in Geneva on January 26, 2016. (UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré) Article initially published in Fox News on October 27, 2016 and written by George Russell and Annie...