The Unintended Consequences of Destroying Palestine’s Aid Economy By Joseph Dana - Dec 5, 2018

When it comes to maintaining an occupation, the difficulty is in the details. Large-scale military maneuvers are easy when compared with managing the daily existence of millions of people. After close to five decades of military rule in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, Israel appears to have perfected the craft of occupation. One instrument … Continue reading “The Unintended Consequences of Destroying Palestine’s Aid Economy”

The BDS Movement in the Israel-Palestine Dispute Needs to Sharpen Its Ideas By Hussain Abdul-Hussain - Dec 4, 2018

After decades of suffering from the label of terrorism that was unfairly stuck to most of their freedom fighters, Palestinians finally managed to deploy peaceful alternatives to make their pleas for an independent state heard. But commendable as it is, Palestinian peaceful activism still commits mistakes reminiscent of the recent past, when demands were maximalist … Continue reading “The BDS Movement in the Israel-Palestine Dispute Needs to Sharpen Its Ideas”

Russia and China May Be Seeking to Challenge the Old World Order. In the Middle East, They Are Not Alone By Faisal Al Yafai - Dec 3, 2018

Relationships between states are usually bound by a certain set of rules and understandings, something political theorists refer to as the “international order.” These rules of the game are today broadly set by the United States and Europe, with most other countries going along with them. But that agreement is far from unanimous. “Challenger” countries … Continue reading “Russia and China May Be Seeking to Challenge the Old World Order. In the Middle East, They Are Not Alone”

In the Post-Colonial World, Museum in the Gulf Show a New Model for Exhibitions By Alexa Mena - Dec 2, 2018

Steal, and you go to prison. But loot cultural artifacts? Museums have thrived off the practice for centuries. Take a stroll through some of the major museums in the world – the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the British Museum, the Pergamon in Berlin – and ask yourself what they have in common. … Continue reading “In the Post-Colonial World, Museum in the Gulf Show a New Model for Exhibitions”

Africa Must Manufacture and Trade Its Way to a ‘Lion Economy’ and Build a Middle Class By Joseph Dana - Nov 29, 2018

Despite a recent downturn in the global economy, an unprecedented shift is underway throughout the so-called non-West. From Southeast Asia to Latin America, these economies have seen explosive urbanization and the emergence of a new middle class. Manufacturing remains the engine behind the re-emergence of non-Western economic power. Robust manufacturing sectors have created millions of … Continue reading “Africa Must Manufacture and Trade Its Way to a ‘Lion Economy’ and Build a Middle Class”