The Case of Shamima Begum

[Image from Flickr.com] In February 2015, 15-year-old Shamima Begum left London to join IS in Syria. In 2019 — days … More

The Sword of Damocles

As the Syrian civil war enters its second decade in 2021, what started as a peaceful uprising against the political … More

Walid Al-Muallem dies

The Arab uprising that swept across the Middle East, took hold in Syria on March 28th 2011.  Ten years on, … More

Rethinking Syria

Syria – Hell on Earth? 5.6m refugees have fled Syria; 3.8m of these are in Turkey. Some of the Syrian … More

Reconstruction in Raqqa

The city of Raqqa in northeast Syria, the one-time de facto capital of ISIS, was first captured by ISIS in … More

The NCF at the UNHRC:

The Next Century Foundation “side” meeting at the United Nations Human Rights Council’s 37th Session addressed human rights in North … More

Statement on Syria

Statement from the Next Century Foundation to the 37th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva on … More