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Bassma Kodmani

Special feature Bassma Kodmani 11 March 2016

Syrian exodus: from refugees to diaspora

When I left Syria at the age of ten, I did not realize that I was part of a family of Syrian refugees. It was my father who faced ‘political problems’ in Syria as we …

Special feature Bassma Kodmani 1 December 2014

Three ways for foundations to help Arab societies

The uprisings of 2011 did not feel so much like spring – rather like a new birth: the birth of democracy, no doubt. These kids who took to the streets carried the vision of democratic …