Benjamin Ladraa to Beirut Today: The World Moves With Pressure

His #WalktoPalestine campaign was a move to mark the centenary of the Balfour Declaration that legitimised the creation of the Israeli state, in turn leading to Nakba or “catastrophy,” which saw the expulsion of almost a million Palestinians from their homeland.

The Role of Middle Eastern States: Elites, Interests and Policies

This international move to encourage countries to privatize what were once state-owned industries, or at least decrease their investment in such sectors, clearly impacted the livelihoods of thousands of middle class individuals in countries like Lebanon and Egypt.

Chief AUBMC Surgeon discusses operating on injured Palestinians in Gaza

Abu Sitta discussed his experience in Gaza chronologically, and provided his own analysis and conclusions on the events taking place.

On the Importance of Looking

Despite the helplessness and the international community’s failure in stopping the humanitarian crisis in Eastern Ghouta, continuing to look and refusing to remain silent is still valuable, especially when we consider four factors.

LAU hosts a discussion on “Women and Political Representation after the Arab Uprisings”

Regimes have resorted to “state feminism” to appease popular and grassroots agitation for more women’s rights, as well as to diffuse international pressure.

Overview of ‘Post-Conflict Reconstruction’ Discussion at the Carnegie Middle East Center

A discussion on the meaning of “reconstruction”, its implications, and the overall outlook on Syria, Libya, and Iraq

Iran’s Protests: Reclaiming the Revolution

To many nations, the 28th of December marked nothing  more than a year approaching its.

Poverty and Living Standards in Iran After the Nuclear Deal

The current protests in Iran could be attributed to joblessness and unfulfilled economic expectations, but not necessarily to high poverty.

Demographic and Social Origins of the Iranian Uprisings

In 2015/16, a shocking 31% of men and 53% of women aged 18-29 were unemployed, compared to 20% and 19% in 1997.  More importantly, the pain of this worsening situation is increasingly felt by older age groups.  Entire families are affected when their young men and women are unable to find employment, housing, and form a family.

100 Years after Balfour Conference: An Exploration of the Past and Future of Palestine

On  December 13th and 14th, the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs (IFI) hosted.