December 9, 2016

The Supreme Mind, Genies and the Dollar Bill: Turkey and Conspiracy Theories

The proclivity for conspiracy theories in the Middle East is universal. A cursory survey of any average media outlet presents a legion of examples of automatic […]
November 23, 2016

Human Rights in Post-Revolution Tunisian and Egyptian Constitutions: Perspectives for a Future Syrian Constitution – Part One/Three: Tunisia

A constitution is a pivotal factor in the long-term success or failure of the democratic transition that a country has after passing through an uprising or […]
November 15, 2016

Saudi Policy in Lebanon in Review

Saudi Arabia is losing ground in Lebanon to its rival Iran! A statement widely spread through the media platforms and discussed in Lebanese political circles. Starting […]
November 15, 2016

The Reasoning behind the Trump Phenomenon

Elie Al Hindy & Jasmin Lilian Diab Background: Amidst controversy, Trump won the elections in a landslide victory over Clinton, 232 to 306 Electoral College votes, […]
November 10, 2016

Iraq’s weak Leviathan and the sectarian demon: “the rise” of Christian militias

The much touted Mosul operation against the Islamic State (IS) is in its third week. Composed of Iraqi government troops, Kurdish Peshmerga forces, Turkey-backed Sunni fighters, […]
November 10, 2016

Human Capital Flight from and to Iran: A Study of Waves and Trends

Abstract: The Islamic Republic of Iran continues to capture the world’s attention. With a stickler President Hassan Rouhani as well as the international community’s evident focus […]
November 3, 2016

The Lebanese Presidential Election in Context: Iran’s taste of Defeat?

  Lebanon has been an oasis of relative stability for the past five years even with an almost complete political deadlock, a presidential vacancy of 28 […]
October 5, 2016

جستا ومستقبل العلاقات بين الرياض وواشنطن

استعادت خطوة الكونغرس الأمريكي بالتصويت على تمرير “قانون العدالة ضد رعاة الارهاب” المعروف ب”جاستا” وتخطّيها لڤيتو الرئيس باراك أوباما ا حول مستقبل العلاقات السعودية-الأميركية في خضم […]
October 4, 2016

Turkey and Russia: An Alliance or a Gimmick?

On the 28th of September 2016, the Kremlin announced that preparations were under way for President Vladimir Putin to visit Turkey in October, a further sign […]
August 16, 2016

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