Conflict Regions

Sho Shibata, Blog Writer “Shortly before the war of 1914, an assassin whose crime was particularly repulsive was condemned to death in Algiers… [In witnessing the execution of the assassin, Camus’ father] discovered the reality hidden under the noble phrases with which it was masked. Instead of thinking of the slaughtered children, he could think… Read More


Camilla Shearman, Blog Writer As peace talks on the Syrian war resume in Vienna, the question returns to Bashar al-Assad: should he stay or should he go? Russia’s airstrike campaign in Syria, along with Iran’s recent inclusion in the peace talks – which also include the US, Russia, China, Turkey, the UK, Egypt, Iraq, the… Read More


By Camilla Shearman, Blog Writer The following excerpts are taken from STAND Canada’s Roundtable Discussion on Iraq and Syria, held on September 10th, 2015. Participating in the discussion were STAND Canada Policy Co-Director Priya Ramesh, and UBC Chapter Vice President Julian D’Souza. Moderating the discussion was STAND Canada Chapters Co-Director Adi Burton. A link to… Read More


By Camilla Shearman, Blog Writer The following is an excerpt from STAND Canada’s Roundtable Discussion on Iraq and Syria held on September 10th, 2015. Contributing to the conversation were STAND Canada’s Policy Co-Director Priya Ramesh and UBC Chapter Vice President Julian D’Souza, moderated by Chapter Co-Director Adi Burton. A link to the full discussion can… Read More


By Talha Sadiq, Blog Writer The International Criminal Court (ICC) has issued multiple arrest warrants since 2009 and 2010 for Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir. He has been charged with several counts of war crimes, genocide and crimes against humanity including torture, rape and murder committed in the Darfur region in western Sudan. He has been president of Sudan… Read More