We track four people on their journey.
We speak to Israeli Deputy FM Tzipi Hotovely
To bring meaningful progress against ISIL, the 'spring offensive' must serve a broader political strategy.
12 Mar 2015 10:35 GMT | War & Conflict, Politics, Middle East, Iraq, ISIL
A destructive mindset among Israelis justifies violence against Palestinians.
27 Jul 2014 08:59 GMT | Politics, Israel, United Kingdom
Responding only to the use of chemical weapons ignores the fundamental dynamics behind the violence.
31 Aug 2013 19:45 GMT | Politics, US & Canada, Iran, Iraq, Libya
Closing Guantanamo will not only free 166 souls, but liberate the US from the strains of moral hypocrisy, writes author.
Alia Brahimi | 18 Apr 2013 09:04 GMT
The Iraq invasion cannot be reasonably described as a case of "humanitarian intervention", argues Brahimi.
Alia Brahimi | 21 Mar 2013 11:06 GMT | Iraq
Both the United States and Russia have laid out their political stakes when it comes to negotiating with Assad.
Alia Brahimi | 04 Mar 2013 16:21 GMT | Politics, US & Canada, China, Croatia, France
An increasingly disarrayed al-Qaeda is taking advantage of the Arab Spring and sowing chaos - even among themselves.
Alia Brahimi | 08 Nov 2012 14:18 GMT | Politics, US & Canada, Afghanistan, Algeria, Egypt
Millions of civilians, through no act or contract of their own, are now ensnared in an urban war, writes Brahimi.
Alia Brahimi | 19 Sep 2012 10:41 GMT | Politics, US & Canada, China, Egypt, France
Incoherent national policies and geopolitical rivalries are leading to a worsening crisis in Syria.
Alia Brahimi, George Joffe | 28 Jun 2012 13:11 GMT | Politics, US & Canada, Bahrain, Canada, France
Sentiment about Syria in Lebanon is mixed, as refugees flood in and survive thanks to goodwill.
Alia Brahimi | 19 Apr 2012 07:58 GMT | Politics, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Israel
Brahimi and Joffe see how Syrian domestic repression has immediately affected its allies - Iran, Hezbollah and Iraq.
Alia Brahimi, George Joffe | 28 Feb 2012 11:23 GMT | Syria
We follow the journey of a plastic bottle to find out what it takes to truly recycle the product creating zero waste.
Science & Technology, US & Canada, Environment
A couple working to protect LA communities from gang violence is caught in the crossfire of the US war on gangs.
Politics, Gang violence, US
We taste an array of foods that played a crucial part in integrating Muslim and Jewish communities into British society.
Arts & Culture, United Kingdom, Food
South Koreans drink twice as much liquor as Russians, but is this national obsession with alcohol reversible?
Health, Asia, South Korea