Tag

Levant

How do religion and politics currently interact?

A few months ago, the Prime Minster of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, was visiting President Putin, attempting to illustrate a political …

Who cares if the Middle-East is incompatible with democracy?

This article is a response to an article by Sami Oussama Filali Naji claiming that democracy is compatible with the …

Where does the term “Arab Spring” originate?

When I first moved to the Middle East, to Egypt in September 2010, the talk on the street was of …

The Arab world is compatible with democracy

I would like to thank Laura Hawkes for her inputs to this article. I would also like to thank Lorenzo …

The Arab Spring – 5 years on

Five years ago, a series of unprecedented uprisings and demonstrations broke out in countries across the Middle East and North …

Could Russia intervene in Libya as it did in Syria?

Throughout much of his time as President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin has shown a willingness to use violence …

Which heritage sites are IS targeting and why?

Aside from the incalculable loss and displacement of human lives, during the course of conflict, another casualty of war is …