Articles by Farrah Hassen

Syrian civilians walk past armed soldiers in war-torn Douma, Syria, 2015. (Shutterstock)

U.S. Sanctions Are Hurting Syrians

February 22, 2023 | After 12 years of war, it’s clear that blanket sanctions have hurt only innocent Syrians — not Assad or his enablers. We need a new approach.

A Year of Global Displacement

December 14, 2022 | This year’s record-breaking global displacement crisis calls for immigration policies that reflect our humanity, not cruelty.


ICE Probably Spied on You

May 20, 2022 | A new investigation reveals the immigration agency has collected data on most Americans. It’s the latest case in a worrying trend.

Children survey the wreckage of a missile strike that killed 6 in Afrin, Syria in January 2022. (Shutterstock)

11 Years of War in Syria

March 16, 2022 | What started as an anti-authoritarian uprising became a brutal international proxy war. However many years pass, the solution remains the same.