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A Chance To Re-imagine Our Place In The Natural World: An Opportunity Presented By COVID-19

Times of crisis offer a space for individual reflection. They can promote new forms of self-awareness and on larger scales can even change societal values and priorities. COVID-19 seems likely to be a crisis that not only requires dramatic shifts in the way we live in the short term, it […]


How The Coronavirus Will Affect The Middle East

The new pandemic known as COVID-19, a novel coronavirus that has infected over 300,000 people globally, is especially detrimental to the social, political and economic fabric of the Middle East. The spread of the virus has already isolated free trade and transnational movement and will have a very substantial effect […]


Pompeo To Iraq PM: U.S. Will Take Action In Self-Defense If Attacked

A rocket attack on an Iraqi Base, where U.S. soldiers fighting the Islamic state are housed, has led to U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s bold statement: The United States would retaliate in self-defence if attacked. His statement was made on Monday, following the attack with Pompeo and Iraqi Prime […]


Taliban Rejects Afghanistan’s Conditional Prisoner Release Decree

On March 11th, 2020, the Taliban rejected the Afghanistan Government’s offer for the ‘conditional release’ of Taliban prisoners. President Ghani’s offer follows the groundbreaking February 29th deal between the United States and the Taliban to end the 18 year-long conflicts in Afghanistan. In a bid to withdraw U.S. troops in […]


Saudi Arabia Detains 298 Government Officials

Saudi Arabia detained 298 government officials on Sunday, March 15 on grounds of corruption. Saudi’s Nazaha, the National Anti-Corruption Commission, accused the 298 officials of financial and administrative corruption, embezzlement, waste of public money, exploitation of position, and public office administration misuse. “The fight against corruption is no excuse for […]


Turkey Shoots Down Third Plane As Syrian Forces Retake Town

On the 2 March 2020, Turkish forces shot down a fighter jet flown by Syrian government forces, over southern Idlib. Meanwhile, Syrian forces have retaken the strategic town of Saraqeb in Northwest Syria, combing through neighbourhoods and further endangering the lives of civilians. Both Syrian media and the Turkish defense […]


U.S. Sanctions Push Iran To The Brink Of Humanitarian Disaster Amid Covid-19 Outbreak

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo recently announced new sanctions against Iran following an attack in Taji, Iraq, that resulted in the deaths of two American service members. The sanctions are intended to target several individuals who are vital to the petrochemical industry in Iran but were met with widespread condemnation […]


Covid-19: The Pandemic That Threatens The Entire World

The coronavirus, also known as Covid-19, has spread with impressive speed. For this reason, since Wednesday, March 11, it was declared a pandemic. The pandemic, which emerged in December in China, has completely changed the life of many people around the entire planet. Some people underestimated the dimension of this […]