Sheikh-ing the Middle East

A labourer stands on an apartment building under construction in a Jewish settlement known to Israelis as Har Homa and to Palestinians as Jabal Abu Ghneim, in an area of the West Bank that Israel captured in a 1967 war and annexed to the city of Jerusalem, October 28, 2014. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

Part I: Origins of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

In popular media, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict seems to play out on a daily basis. Strife and struggle in the West Bank and the Gaza strip play out in the papers […]

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My Husband’s Wife

Under the sharia law, marriage is seen as a social contract between a man and a woman that is legally binding. The faith does not encourage any type of monasticism or […]

People protest U.S. President Donald Trump's sweeping executive order barring refugees at Los Angeles International Airport. (Patrick T. Fallon/Reuters)

Why the travel ban won’t bring a halt to terrorist threat in the US

President Trump, after being in office for 12 days, signed 18 executive orders and memorandums. Surprisingly, the figure falls one short of the executive orders and memorandums signed by President […]

HANGZHOU, CHINA - SEPTEMBER 05:  US President Barack Obama speaks to media after the G20 closing at JW Marriott Hotel on September 5, 2016 in Hangzhou, China. World leaders are gathered in Hangzhou for the 11th G20 Leaders Summit from September 4 to 5.  (Photo by Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)

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Obama’s Foreign Policy: Triumphs and Missteps

Barack Obama took office in 2009 with the upmost confidence that he would be able to dramatically improve America’s relationships with many states around the world. Eight years down the […]

Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) listens to Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu in Moscow, Russia, Dec. 29, 2016

To Peace, or Not to Peace?

In 1995, Hoolbroke described Yugoslavia as the ‘greatest collective security failure of the West since the 1930s.’ Jasmin Mujanovic, professor at York University questioned if Syria had displaced it? After […]

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Is demonetising in India going to control corruption?

On 8th November 2016, the Indian government demonetised high denomination 500/- (rupee) and 1000/- notes which were no longer to be used as legal tender and instead introduced a new […]

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The Changing Face of War

Warfare is changing. War is an institution which is inscribed in law. From the conclusion of the Cold War, the world is undoubtedly different. Several stark features highlight the differences […]

A Syrian man comforts a boy amid the rubble of buildings following a reported air strike on the rebel-held neighbourhood of al-Kalasa in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, on February 4, 2016.

Syria – Searching for a Pyrrhic Victory

After almost six years since civil war broke out, Syria is still a place of violence and great conflict. In early 2011, protests broke out in the capital city of […]

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Arabia’s Big Gamble

Back in 2014, the prices of oil began tumbling as all major oil producing countries began pumping out crude oil in excess of what anyone required. Prices unexpectedly dropped from […]