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Three Middle East Events of 2018

Three Middle East Events of 2018

While they could be unconnected, the three exceptional news of 2018 collectively express the wind of changes. Khashoggi | Saudi Arabia First, the journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed in a fight in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, as the Kingdom’s state TV reports, quoting an initial inquiry. Deputy intelligence chief Ahmad al-Assiri and Saud al-Qahtani, […]

Shirin Ebadi: 71 years as an activist

Shirin Ebadi: 71 years as an activist

She lives in the hearts of the oppressed and in the minds of millions who are her admirers— she is Shirin Ebadi. People refer to her as the 2003 Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Iranian lawyer, human rights activist, and former lawyer. Just as the various titles suggest, she is a woman who can not be […]

War-zone Correspondent Lee Sin-seok: “Reaching the World’s Most Disadvantaged”

War-zone Correspondent Lee Sin-seok: “Reaching the World’s Most Disadvantaged”

  Peace was at the heart of World War II reconciliation, but countless regions across the world, particularly Asia, remain war-torn and devastated by ongoing conflict. For 15 years, war-zone correspondent Lee Sin-seok has traveled far and wide to reach refugees—those who have experienced the worst of such wars—to share in their pain and understand […]

Veneration & Attachment: Cats in Asian Culture

Veneration & Attachment: Cats in Asian Culture

Cats in the Middle East The world can be divided into two main categories: people who love cats and people who hate them. To be more precise, the first group of people are really crazy for cats. But this is not a recent phenomenon. The bond between cats and humans can be traced back to […]

The Political Domino Effect in the Middle East

The Political Domino Effect in the Middle East

The military occupation of the British, the French, and the Soviets departed from many parts of the Middle East during and after World War II, while Iran, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, and other Middle Eastern states on the Arabian Peninsula  generally remained unaffected by World War II. However, after the war, the following Middle Eastern states had […]

The Trump Administration: The Outlook For U.S. Foreign Policy

The Trump Administration: The Outlook For U.S. Foreign Policy

Richard Giragosian – Director, Regional Studies Center (RSC) For many Americans, and especially for supporters of Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton, the victory of Donald Trump as the country’s next president was a serious surprise. For many others, and most notably for his vehemently loyal backers, the victory was a refreshing renewal of their hopes for […]

Trump will see the harsh reality of Middle East

Trump will see the harsh reality of Middle East

Shayan Arya – Analyst at Strategic Outlook Institution As the world was watching America’s presidential election with great interest and trepidation, something historic was happening in America. Many people thought the election of Hillary Clinton was inevitable given her experience, money and enormous political machine supporting her, the very things her opponent, Donald J Trump, lacked. […]

“A ‘Power Gap’ Emerged in the Middle East”

“A ‘Power Gap’ Emerged in the Middle East”

Mr. Yusuf Cinar is the president of International Institute of Strategic Outlook, a Turkish think tank based in the city of Konya. He is one of the most prominent Turkish experts on terrorism and Middle Eastern politics. His book titled The Tamil Problem: Historical Progress, Conflict Process, And Solution is the first publication in Turkey, […]

“Descendants of the Sun” achieves international success

“Descendants of the Sun” achieves international success

“Descendants of the Sun” is the latest Korean drama to achieve an international success and overseas recognition, having only aired 10 episodes of the intended 16. The drama tells the story of Yoo Si Jin, a captain of the special forces in the military, and Dr. Kang Mo Yeon, and the romance they attempt in […]

Middle East Film & Comic con announces their A-list guests

Middle East Film & Comic con announces their A-list guests

Middle East Film & Comic con announced their second wave of A-list guests for comics and movies lovers. The con returns for its fifth year in 7th April and is expected to run until 9th April 2016, and the guest list they announced so far is garnering attention. The con is close to achieving its […]

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