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Anisa Abeytia


Anisa Abeytia's work is featured in The Hill, Brunei Times, Bold Type, Between Arabs, and the Middle East Observer. Abeytia holds an M.S. and an M.A. from Stanford University in Post-Colonial and Feminist Theory.

Comment: The Syrian crisis has exposed gross inequities in the application of international law, and a thread bare democratic system, writes Anisa Abeytia.

18 March, 2020

Comment: The mental health needs of refugees have often been neglected, but good mental health services are key to helping refugees into work and education, writes Anisa Abeytia.

10 May, 2017

Comment: Trump's airstrikes on Assad's airbase were punitive. The US, supported by the international community, must now provide consistent support to Syria's opposition, writes Anisa Abeytia.

12 April, 2017

Comment: Trump's desire to 'Make America great again', with a return to a homogenous, white, male-dominated country is fundamentally flawed, for history tells us it never existed, writes Anisa Abeytia.

04 April, 2017

Comment: Anisa Abeytia converted to Islam nearly 20 years ago - a choice that some of her family regarded with disdain. Confronting them on Trump was a painful necessity.

17 February, 2017

Comment: If Trump's #MuslimBan is reinstated, it could help reverse years of a Middle East brain-drain to the West, writes Anisa Abeytia.

07 February, 2017

Comment: A Syrian refugee once ushered in a golden age for Europe, and with a supportive policy framework, today's refugees can invigorate European economies, writes Anisa Abeytia.

12 January, 2017

Comment: The inability of the global community to hold Assad and his allies to account is a nail in the coffin, writes Anisa Abeytia.

02 January, 2017