Tunisia has a significant claim to fame. Not only did it ignite the revolutionary flames of the Arab Spring, it was the only nation to make a triumphant transition from dictatorship to a flourishing democracy in this series of uprisings. Prior to travelling to the country, I myself held these same misconceptions – about… Read More Tunisia’s Unfinished Revolution
Israel and Hezbollah relations are beyond repair. It is inevitable that a conflict between the two will emerge. Neither side could claim victory in the inconclusive war of 2006, despite both professing themselves as the winner. Tensions have remained at boiling point since, and neither have been shy about directing threats at each other. Naftali Bennett… Read More How a new (and perhaps the last) Israel-Hezbollah war will breakout
The Syrian war propaganda clearly justifies US intervention. Sound familiar? No doubt you have all heard about the alleged gas attack by the Assad regime in Idlib. While hundreds of Syrians were directly suffering, people pinned the blame on different actors in the region: some have obviously blamed Assad, including the Western media; others say it is a ‘false… Read More Why Syria is Iraq once again
An evening at the ‘Souq Waqif’ in Doha. “Here, it is very peaceful” A Qatari immigrant from Bangladesh tells me. “The government looks after its people, there is very little crime, and there is much order in society.” I arrived in Qatar in almost unbearable heat– peaking at 50 degrees. Even many locals found it… Read More A step into Qatar: Peace, Prosperity and Inequality
The world has its eyes firmly set on the Syrian Civil War; a future settlement for the region is far from established. The dispute from world powers over Assad’s future is largely the cause of this indecision; the US and NATO want him gone, while Russia and China want him to stay. The longer it… Read More For peace in Syria, one has to look further than Assad’s future
Many nations are guilty of aggravating tensions in the Middle East, but of all of them, Turkey has posed a great threat in increasing the chaos. After seizing power in 2003, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan began steering Turkey away from secularism, and in the direction of authoritarian Islamism. Naturally this evolved into a more… Read More Has Erdogan reinvented himself?
“ISIS have subjected every Yazidi Woman, man or child that it has captured to the most horrific atrocities” stated a reporter to the UN, elucidating the genocide that Yazidis face in Iraq. He continued: “ISIS permanently sought to enslave the Yazidis through killing, enslavement, torture, inhuman and degrading treatment, and forcible transfer causing serious bodily and mental… Read More The Genocide of Iraq’s Yazidis, and how it can be solved