Category: Event Review

Iraq: From dictatorship to what?

Fareed Yasseen, Iraq’s ambassador to the US, is optimistic about defeating ISIL – but sees several structural threats to Iraq’s stability.

Pro-Morsi protesters

Is Islamism a threat to democracy?

Since the turn of the millennium, discussion on political Islam has subsumed much of the discourse on the contemporary Middle East – both in the US and Europe, as well...

Muslim woman in front of an anti-Trump sign

Being Arab and Muslim in the Age of Trump

Embed from Getty Images With last week’s election of Donald Trump as U.S. president, the anxiety of Arab and Muslim Americans was perhaps the timeliest topic of discussion at the tenth...

The war on Syria’s hospitals

Embed from Getty Images In late September, the largest hospital on the rebel-held side of Aleppo was bombed by Syrian or Russian planes, taking it temporarily out of commission and...