Monthly Archives: March 2014

Caerus Associates Mapping Syria Conflict in Aleppo

The strategic consulting firm Caerus Associates recently produced an expansive analysis of the Syrian conflict specific to conflict dynamics in Aleppo. The research team used monthly monthly surveys and other on-the-ground data collection strategies that enhance our understanding of the spatial, humanitarian, and security aspects of the conflict, as well as the perceptions and attitudes of current Aleppo residents. This “hyper-local” research in Aleppo yields numerous insights into the conflict dynamics in an incredibly timely way that avoids the typically long delays in data gathering, analysis, and dissemination in such complex conflict environments. Below is the report which includes a summary of ten key findings on pages 3 and 4.

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US DoS releases Jordan Human Rights Report for 2013

The U.S. Department of State recently released the 2013 Human Rights Reports, including the Jordan report. I originally became aware of this through the news story on Ammannet titled “الخارجية الأميركية تنتقد اوضاع حقوق الإنسان بالأردن‎” or “US State Department criticizes the human rights situation in Jordan.” The story highlights some of the troubling findings in the report specific to Jordan including, among others, torture and abuse in prisons, politically motivated arrests, and restrictions on freedom of expression and the press.

The site cataloging all of the HR reports and other related information is here

The Jordan report is below.

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