Middle East


U.A.E. Spy Charges: A Need for ‘Repercussions’

British PhD student, Matthew Hedges, has now safely returned to the United Kingdom after being sentenced to life in prison in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), before being pardoned on November 26th. Despite the fact that Hedges was issued a presidential pardon, the UAE should still be facing these ‘repercussions’ for their unacceptable treatment of him and other wrongly accused academics. Academics across the world should be able to carry out research safely. They should have access to clear guidelines from their country of interest as to what academic research is permitted, and they should be confident that, if they follow these guidelines, they will not be arrested for gathering open-source information.


Iran to Continue Nuclear Missile Testing Despite United States Sanctions

Despite American sanctions on Iran, the Middle Eastern government has declared that it will continue to run nuclear missile weapons testing. Recently, the country has made several attempts at strengthening its military. Considering the global community’s concerns about the instability of the Middle Eastern region as well as fears about […]


Argentine Prosecutors Seek To End Saudi Crown Prince’s Impunity Ahead Of G20 Summit

Possible criminal charges are being investigated against Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman by Argentine authorities, as the Group of 20 (G20) international world leaders summit approaches this week in Buenos Aires. On Monday, The New York Times reported that the inquiry being conducted will centre not only on […]


No End In Sight For Blockade Against Qatar

Over a year since the implementation of official sanctions on Qatar, Egypt and Saudi Arabia have released statements reaffirming their support for the ongoing blockage. Released on Tuesday, November 27th, the statement emphasized that the two states would not be altering their stances towards Qatar. Saudi Arabia and Egypt are […]


Hamas Celebrates Lieberman Resignation As A ‘Political Victory’

The resignation of Israel’s Defense Minister, Avigdor Lieberman, on Wednesday, November 14th has been regarded primarily by Hamas as a ‘political victory’ for Gaza amidst Palestinian resistance efforts to continued Israeli occupation. According to Aljazeera, Lieberman’s abdication of his post in Tel Aviv was directly in response to the cease-fire […]


The Children of Yemen: Warfare, Destructive, And Countless Lives Lost

This article focuses especially on the damaging impact of the Yemeni war on its children, by examining the overarching detrimental impacts on wellbeing and future potential. The estimate as it currently stands quotes that “as many as 85,000 Yemeni children may have starved to death during the past three years.” Further, […]


Will The Assassination Of Jamal Khashoggi Have Implications On The War In Yemen?

The Yemeni Civil War, described by the UN as the worst humanitarian crisis in the world, has largely gone unreported by Western media and unaddressed by governments. The civil war has raged since 2015 when Houthi rebels seized power in the capital, prompting a Saudi-led Sunni coalition to launch a […]