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Behind the scenes of the Islamic State: Who are we really fighting?

As the wave of attacks that took place in Western Europe in 2015-2016 calmed down, news about ISIS has slowly faded into the background over the past couple of years. […]

Rediscovering Tate Modern: World Aids Day

Since I moved to London, almost three years ago now, I’ve been to the Tate a number of times. Whenever a friend of mine comes for a visit, it is one of the first stops they […]

Making time for third year-nostalgia

Like most of us, I spent a couple of weeks at home over the holidays. One topic of conversation was proven unavoidable. When I just met somebody, when I saw […]

Netanyahu never dies (but should he?)

2018 was, as the Guardian put it, “the year of the autocrat”. No country or continent was safe from populist men concerned with nothing but advancing their own personal interests. […]

Bahrain Art Week: the Middle East and Contemporary Art

A region not historically known for its contemporary art, the Gulf States have endeavoured, quite successfully, to make a name for themselves in the past few years. The opening of […]

Can Artificial Intelligence Create Art?

You probably know modern-day robots are incredibly sophisticated and algorithms increasingly complex. Artificial intelligence, or AI, is taking over many tasks humans used to fulfil. Ranging from facial recognition to […]

Getting Used To War.

Words by Charlotte Rubin and Tracy Jawad When the electricity in the UK goes off (in the rare moments that this happens in “developed” countries), you point out how unusual […]

From Grammy’s to Oscars and the other way around

If anything, A Star is Born proves the versatility of Hollywood actors. Christina Aguilera played a comparable role in Burlesque, with a voice that is just as insane as Gaga’s, […]

Who controls the present, controls the past: History lost and forgotten.

From astrology and science to Mathematics, agriculture and trade, the Middle East harbours the groundworks of many modern Western society’s key institutions. Never mind that the world’s three dominant religions […]