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March 16, 2020

 Signs from Italian businesses notifying customers to practice social distancing                   Source: Wikimedia Commons 

On February 20th, a 38-year old man in Lombardy, Italy, checked himself into a hospital....

February 24, 2020

On December 19, 2019, a relatively unknown figure in Lebanon stepped to the podium at the
Presidential Palace just outside Beirut, his bookish and stoic demeanor contrasting with the
cheery Christmas decorations adorning the hall from which he was about to make his spe...

January 22, 2020

On a wall in the streets of London, a man is chained to a tree trunk by a dog while another man watches. Titled “Dirty Legacy,” this image depicts the international community’s neglect of the suffering of Yemenis amidst civil war, death, famine, and destruction. 

At the...

January 22, 2020

The Lebanese Civil War, which lasted from 1975 to 1990, has become known as one of the deadliest conflicts of the late 20th century. While it concluded almost three decades ago, Lebanon still suffers from its effects politically and psychologically. Lebanon is a multi-...

January 22, 2020

In theory, Law 88.13 of The Press and Publications Code of Morocco eliminates prison sentences for nonviolent speech offenses. According to this law, Moroccan journalists have the freedom to express their opinions of the government, the King, or their community. In the...

January 22, 2020

“Decades-long corruption and economic instability renders old protest methods outdated. Now, combatants in the anti-government street war have new tools at their hands: memes, satire, and a more democratized social media.”

A young man poses for a photo with a medium-siz...

January 22, 2020

The revolutions of 2011 represented the largest shake-up of the political, economic, and cultural landscape of the Arab world since the establishment of the modern Middle East. Assuming the moniker of the “Arab Spring” to reflect the parallels in democratization waves...

January 22, 2020

Since the founding of Hamas in the late eighties, Saudi Arabia and Hamas have generally had cordial relations, with the Saudis allowing Hamas-related activities like fundraising to take place on Saudi soil. The relationship, however, has gone through some rough times....

January 22, 2020

On April 25th, 2016, young Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman announced the ambitious Saudi Vision 2030. Recognizing a historic dependency on oil wealth and foreign labor, Bin Salman launched this program to diversify and nationalize the Kingdom’s economy....

January 22, 2020

“Iraq’s current political and social state is a product of the imperialist powers that occupy the territory under the guise of aid and guidance.”

The United Nations has marked 2019 as the International Year of Indigenous Languages and August 9th as the International Day...

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