The new government in Morocco is facing its first crisis with its citizens, as loud demonstrations erupted denouncing the compulsory vaccination passport, the lack of job opportunities, and the deteriorating living conditions.
The new Israeli government has made several initial foreign policy shifts to ensure the longest possible lull on the borders with Gaza while it deals with the Iranian nuclear issue. But how does Hamas view these shifts?
Maritime security plays a key role in the UAE’s recalibration of its foreign policy, particularly in the Bab al-Mandab region. The straits diplomacy embodies the transfer of Emirati policy from spreading power to protecting influence.
The worsening of disparities proves that reforms initiated by governments since 2011 and the strategies implemented by the development plan have failed to ensure social justice and create regional cohesion.
Sisi’s call for religious renewal falls within the regime’s attempt to centralize power in its hands by creating a top-down version of state sponsored Islam anchored in conservative social values.
Bahrain has seen a recent reinvigoration of the citizenship equality campaign, led by both young and old feminist activists. With citizenship discrimination now being a popular topic in public discourse, there could potentially be a shift in social advocacy in Bahrain altogether.
Over the past few years, Ragaa and her husband were hardly able to provide for their four children on their meagre income, but when COVID-19 struck, it deprived them of their barely tolerable existence and pushed them over the edge.
Amidst public cries to boycott the upcoming Iraqi parliamentary elections and to reform the political landscape of the country, Iranian-backed militias are mobilizing forces and preparing to assume power, while the Sadrists hope to play kingmaker.
As her business struggled to stay afloat during the COVID-19 pandemic, she was forced to sell her jewelry and furniture to survive. Her world was utterly shattered, however, when the virus claimed her father’s life. Nadia, the stricken daughter of a priest, tells her story.
Dividing electoral districts along tribal lines will be a key test for Qatar and the rest of the Gulf states.
Mauritanian female couscousiéres are struggling to brave the economic challenges forced upon them by Covid-19 containment measures. Below is a glimpse of the suffering endured by female breadwinners who work in this informal sector of the economy.
The U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan poses a security challenge to some Middle Eastern countries, especially the Gulf states, which prompted them to take measures to protect their interests. However, this withdrawal constitutes an opportunity for other Arab regimes such as Jordan to tighten their grip on their opponents.
“The Blue City Crisis” is a documentary detailing how Covid-19 hijacked the tourism industry in Chefchaouen, the most picturesque city in Morocco.
Creative writing fosters its own distinct climate and environment. The more localized the writing is, the more it acquires a certain specificity, but at the same time, it is also able to transcend borders and countries and turn into one global, shared language. The literature of Jokha Alharthi is a pertinent example of this.
While diversionary conflict is necessary in some cases to maintain stability in the face of domestic upheaval, in Iran’s case, a “diversionary peace” is a more likely solution.
Yemen’s peace process is (hopefully) just beginning—here’s what the international community can do to help.
In the grueling battle over the oil rich city of Ma’rib, the Houthis stand to win it all as the sluggish efforts for peace continue.
The recent agreement between Iran and China promotes a strategic partnership that goes beyond economic objectives as China continues to focus on achieving its geopolitical interests in the Middle East, Eurasia, and the Indian Ocean.
Measures taken by Saudi Arabia and the UAE to diversify their economies are beginning to undermine pre-existing social contracts that hinge on the paterfamilias figure of the ruler, the tribal care of the state, and the preservation of cultural norms and citizen privileges.
Draft legislation for comprehensive personal status laws in Egypt revealed the Sisi regime’s inability to maintain a religious and social balance.