March 14, 2017

The Writhing of the Battered Pharaoh: Egypt’s Geopolitical State

In the last three months Egypt has intensified its diplomatic rapprochement with upstream Nile African countries. It hosted heads of state from Eritrea, Djibouti, South Sudan […]
January 25, 2017

Reviving the Ottoman Language: a Complicated “Religious” Mission

The ascendency of the Justice and Development Party (AKP) to power in the early 2000’s has ushered in seismic shifts in Turkish economic, political, cultural and […]
January 25, 2017

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

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 […]
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 […]