Middle East and Africa

Examining the Intersection of Women’s Rights Violations and International Law: A Case Study of Iran

The recent escalating tension in West Asia between Israel and Iran has sparked international eyeballs. However, amidst these discussions, the escalating women's rights violations...

Reevaluating Zionism: A Philosophical Perspective on the Modern State of Israel’s Prophetic and Historical Significance

As we reflect on the turbulent historical path of Zionism and the establishment of the modern State of Israel, we encounter a spectrum of...

How the Anti-West Axis Leverages Western Guilt

The United States’ wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have widely cast the image of America as the great imperialist evil of the modern era....

East of the Euphrates: How the Latest Development of the Syrian Civil War Underscores the Fragility of Non-state Actors in the Middle East

President Trump’s decision to pull US forces out of Syria had several immediately noticeable effects. If the first was to cause surprise amongst military...

Israeli-Saudi Axis: What Lies Behind?

Israel and Saudi Arabia are poles apart in terms of their social set-up, culture, and polity. Yet, the two West Asian countries share good...

The Impact of Australia’s Recognition of West Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital

On Dec. 15, 2018, Australia reversed its decades-old Middle East policy by recognizing West Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Australian Prime Minister Scott...

The Implications of American Withdrawal from Syria

The withdrawal of American troops from Syria may destabilize the region, as well as the move can harm Washington’s image and interests in the...

Why the Transforming Arabian Gulf States Need to Abandon the Archaic Kafala System

The notorious Kafala system has restricted the socio-economic mobility of migrant workers across the Arabian Gulf over the oil-development decades and currently binds more...

The Sweden ‘Consultations’: A Ray of Hope on the Long and Rocky Road to Peace in Yemen?

While the resumption of peace talks in Sweden illuminated a ray of hope for a diplomatic/political route to ending the conflict in Yemen, there’s...

Trump’s Plan for Israel and Palestine: One More Step Away From Peace

Seventy years since the UN affirmed the right of return for Palestinian refugees, Middle East peace is further away than ever. The Trump administration’s...

Preparing to Withdraw from the Nuclear Agreement: A Heated Debate in Tehran

Following the U.S. withdrawal from the Iran nuclear agreement formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), U.S. President Donald Trump has...

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