Cathrin Schaer is a freelance journalist whose work has been published in a variety of publications, including the New York Times to the South China Morning Post, the Guardian, Spiegel Online and Vogue magazine. When not writing her own stories, she is the editor-in-chief of the Iraqi current affairs website,


The weekend’s events prove yet again that the Syrian conflict cannot be contained. No matter who you are, or where you are, this is about you, too—if not today, then tomorrow.