Conflict Regions

Special Policy Contribution – Policy Researcher Amy Reidy The stateless Rohingya ethnic minority has been described as some of ‘the world’s most persecuted people’. Recently their plight has been gaining international attention as thousands risk their lives to escape the systematic discrimination they face in Myanmar by fleeing to Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia. Although this… Read More


Celine McGarvey, Blog Writer Last week, STAND Canada offered a summary of the horror that has engulfed Syria since 2011. The refugee crisis that has resulted from this ongoing conflict has been at the forefront of Canadian and international media as world governments struggle to respond. As the Canadian election campaign nears its conclusion, refugee… Read More


Special Policy Guest Post by Nabiha Chowdhury, STAND Policy Researcher Canada’s federal elections are right around the corner and one of the most discussed topics has been the Syrian refugee crisis and ISIS. What does each party think of these situations? How are they going to tackle ISIS? Are refugees welcome on Canadian soil or not?… Read More


Special Policy Guest Post by Cyrus Gearhart Sie, STAND Policy Researcher The Rohingya of Myanmar seem doomed to fall through the cracks of history as so many other persecuted groups have in the past. The Rohingya are largely suspended in a condition of statelessness, something that most people cannot truly comprehend no matter how vivid… Read More


Special Policy Addition, Sho Shibata If war is an extension of politics, then politics is an extension of economics. South Sudan, befallen to a resource curse (paradox of plenty), teems with ongoing bouts of violence while oil investment persists in the background. As Solaye pointed out on the recent Munk Debate, party leaders did little… Read More