All posts tagged syria

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. […]

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 […]

Thinking too much and not forgetting enough.

At some point, everybody wants to leave Lebanon. The capital gets suffocating, so we all leave for our grandparents’ homes in the mountains where the air smells a lot better […]

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 […]

It’s Too Easy to Forget That Kindness Binds Us

On Sunday morning, the Russian Defence Ministry’s Tu-154 plane crashed in the Black Sea that was heading from Moscow to Syria. The plane was carrying 92 people, among them 64 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Deafening Silence: Has Saudi Arabia Gone Too Far?

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is perhaps ‘the most violent and abusive of all autocracies,’ because of its dependence on violence and oppression against the human rights of its population. According to Ali al-Ahmed from the Institute […]