Middle East war refugees have biomarkers for PTSD

War refugees from Syria and Iraq show biomarkers for post-traumatic stress disorder and other mental health problems, a new study shows.

Kim Ward-Michigan State • futurity
March 11, 2020 ~2 min

Tags: war biomarkers refugees metals middle-east health-and-medicine post-traumatic-stress-disorder-ptsd

Experts: To ease tensions, the U.S. and Iran must soften their rhetoric

To ease tensions between the US and Iran, "both sides have to find a way to walk away from the rhetoric they have used that binds them to escalatory action."

Melissa De Witte-Stanford • futurity
Jan. 14, 2020 ~1 min

Tags: war united-states iran society-and-culture rhetoric

Expert: Suleimani killing moves the US and Iran closer to war

An expert tells you what you need to know about what could happen next following the US killing of Iranian Major General Qassim Suleimani.

Lawrence Goodman-Brandeis • futurity
Jan. 6, 2020 ~1 min

Tags: war united-states iran government featured society-and-culture

Many Americans overlook war crimes if the war is ‘just’

A new study "helps explain the strength of support for the recent pardoning of US soldiers convicted of war crimes."

Melissa De Witte-Stanford • futurity
Dec. 13, 2019 ~7 min

Tags: ethics war united-states surveys society-and-culture crimes soldiers

What’s behind the protests in Iraq?

Protests in Iraq have raged since September. A Middle East studies expert explains who the protestors are and what they want.

Jarret Bencks-Brandeis • futurity
Dec. 12, 2019 ~1 min

Tags: war oil iraq society-and-culture protests

Poverty, not war trauma, harms cognition in child refugees

The burden of household poverty, rather than trauma and violence, affects child refugees' working memory, researchers say.

Mike Cummings-Yale • futurity
Oct. 30, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: poverty cognition trauma war refugees childrens-health society-and-culture

What a Turkey-Saudi Arabia ‘cold war’ will mean for the Middle East

Turkey and Saudi Arabia are battling for strategic power in the Middle East. What do the tensions portend for the region? An expert weighs in.

Lawrence Goodman-Brandeis • futurity
Sept. 9, 2019 ~1 min

Tags: politics war economy middle-east society-and-culture

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