All posts tagged middle east

Let’s Talk about Sects, Baby!

Middle Eastern pundits often talk about Lebanese sectarianism through a top-down power lens, one that attributes the majority of our faults to the “divide and conquer” technique of our archaic […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Let There Be Breaking News And Analysis- An Intro.

This column is dedicated to all things Middle East – whether that be a cultural take on the region or a political commentary of current events. We decided to create […]

Exclusive Review: Linje Tio

The name ‘Linje Tio’ (line ten in English) is inspired by the tram line that traversed the length of Stockholm, the Swedish capital, from 1922 to 1967. It linked the […]

Let’s Talk About Sects, Baby!

Middle Eastern pundits often talk about Lebanese sectarianism through a top-down power lens, one that attributes the majority of our faults to the “divide and conquer” technique of our archaic […]

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 […]

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 […]