Can we advance women’s rights while respecting culture and customs? In this article about gendered advocacy, Stephanie Oldfield discusses the disconnections between cultural norms and perceptions impeded on women’s bodies.
Israel and the US seem to be closer to the same page than ever in recent history. The only question that remains is whether the status quo is more comfortable.
Egypt and the IMF are in the process of finalizing a US$12 billion loan deal. Is the IMF helping to pave the way towards greater prosperity in Egypt, or to greater political instability? Charlotte Provost discusses the potential ramifications of the financial agreement.
Government violation of human rights is rampant in the Middle East, but criticism is intermittent. Juliette Bronchtein analyzes what Amnesty International’s latest report on Egypt’s repression tactics, and ongoing human rights abuse by Turkey mean in the context of a potential revival of peace negotiations in Israel-Palestine.
Years after the Arab Spring, Paul Pryce proposes that the time has come to draw upon NATO’s Istanbul Cooperation Initiative.
The U.S. Military might have total air supremacy over the sky’s of Iraq and Syria, but can a bombing campaign alone defeat the Islamic state?