Middle East

What To Make Of Netanyahu’s Threat To “Act Against Dangerous Iran”

On Sunday, Israel’s Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, said that Israel will act directly against Iran, a country that he believes is the world’s greatest threat. In what was his first address at the annual Munich Security Conference, which brings together security, defense officials, and diplomats from across Europe and the […]

Women’s Rights Movement In Saudi Arabia: Why The Freedom To Drive Is Only The Beginning

One of the most widely debated topics within the modern Feminist platform has been the women’s rights violations of Saudi Arabia, with a particular emphasis on women’s right to drive. The specific event which drew attention to this topic was a YouTube video posted in 2011. Saudi activist Manal al-Sharif […]

Contemporary Nuclear Policy: The Prognosis Of War

Earlier this month, the United States government published a legislative-mandated report titled the ‘Nuclear Posture Review.’ The Department of Defense (DoD) report aimed to assess and establish American nuclear policy, tactics and current capabilities, but also warned legislators of the increasing dangers posed by superpowers – Russia, in particular – […]

Corruption Scandal: Israeli Police Recommend Prime Minister Netanyahu To Be Indicted

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been part of two corruption cases that include counts of bribery, fraud and breach of trust. More than a year of investigations have led the Israeli police to find sufficient evidence against their leader to indict him, leaving the decision to the attorney general […]

Israel’s Prime Minister Faces Corruption Charges

Concluding a yearlong graft investigation, Israeli police recommended on Tuesday that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu should be charged with alleged bribery, fraud, and breach of trust in two separate corruption cases. The first, known as Case 1000, relates to accusations that Netanyahu accepted almost $300,000 in gifts from two business […]

Trump Tells Israel Of The Need To Compromise, Amid Accusations Of Pro-Israel Bias Against His Middle East Envoy

This past Friday, U.S. President Donald Trump told Israel that it too would need to make “significant compromises” for peace with the Palestinians. All of this comes amid accusations of pro-Israeli bias against one of his Middle East envoys, US Ambassador David Friedman. Several months after the initial outrage caused […]

Sami Anan’s Arrest Is Another Nail In The Coffin For Egyptian Democracy

Egypt’s electoral race experienced yet another disappointment with the arrest of former candidate, Sami Hafez Anan, in Cairo two weeks ago. Anan, a retired military general and former member of Egypt’s supreme military council for armed forces, was detained on January 23 following accusations of electoral violations. A statement by […]

Turkey Tells U.S: Stop Backing Syrian Kurds

On January 20th, the Turkish military offensive into Afrin, known as “Operation Olive Branch”, began. Turkey’s goal is to eliminate an estimated 8,000 to 10,000 members of the Syrian Kurdish militia, known as the YPG, who control the area. Turkey claims the YPG has ties to the Kurdistan Workers’ Party […]