Zaid looks into the concept of identity, through Amin Maalouf and Lucy Aharish, in an increasingly inter-connected world. In doing so, notions of uniqueness, conformity and assimilation are explored.
Author: Zaid Al-Nassir
For Netanyahu, A Tough Road Ahead
Zaid examines the low in US-Israeli relations, and the ramifications of this lull in the coming few years.
A Jordanian Response to ISIS: Section II
Section I of this series examined the Jordanian reaction to Lt. Moath Kasasbeh’s execution and concepts of legitimizing military operations through public sentiment in times of crisis. Military action, however, is not a clear-cut path to annihilating this extremist threat. Contesting ISIS’s influence must not be restricted to sheer military power, and should include ideological Read More…
A Jordanian Response to ISIS: Section I
Zaid discusses the public Jordanian reaction to Lt. Kasasbeh’s execution at the hands of ISIS. He explores publications regarding intensified Jordanian involvement in the coalition fight against ISIS.
Women and Security in the United Nations: Part II
In part II of this series, Zaid looks into recommendations made to the UNSC by NGO Working Group on WPS to further the implementation of the WPS agenda in the UNSC. In addition, he highlights steps taken by NATO to integrate women into its structure and operations in accordance with its support and adoption of the WPS agenda.
Women and Security in the United Nations: Part I
Zaid Al-Nassir explores the history of UNSC resolution 1325 on Women in Security, and examines the Security Council’s implementation of the agenda thus far.
Two-Face: A Cautionary Plea
Zaid Al-Nassir explores The Dark Knight as a critique of post 9-11 counter-terrorism policies in the United States.
Palestine Goes to Court
Zaid Al-Nassir examines the ramifications of Palestinian accession to the International Criminal Court.
Canada’s Role in Mid-East Peace
Zaid Al-Nassir explores the Canadian approach towards the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and what changes must be made to further the peace process.