War in Syria
Garret is a freelance writer based in Chicago. He writes primarily on Turkey, Syria and American foreign policy in the Middle East.
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Déjà vu in Yemen
In order for rehabilitation of terrorists and extremists of to even have a shot, it should only be viewed as part of a very long road ahead, writes Garret Pustay.
Garret Pustay: The United States should cut off aid to Egypt
"Washington must do more than statements condemning the violence and urging all sides to return to democracy"
My dear Gezi Park – a foreigner's perception
Garret Pustay visited Gezi Park in Istanbul just after it reopened following recent protests. The park he remembered remained, but the mood had changed.
Garret Pustay: Qatar – with greater power comes greater responsibility
Now is the time for the government in Doha to exercise the responsibility to open up and allow Qataris the same liberties and not just champion them for people abroad,...
Garret Pustay: US must take the lead in Syria
How much more evidence do you need, Mr. President, that the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad is a destabilizing force, a threat to peace in the region and ultimately...
The new Arab man
A growing number of Arab men are not only championing the rights of women but also challenging traditional...
10 reasons to visit Erbil
The new Iraq
Always wanted to visit Iraq, but were too afraid to go because of the security issue? Erbil, in the semi-autonomous...
Saudi campaign + Bob Marley = "No woman, no drive"
The #women2drive campaign for women's right to join the busy Saudi roads has taken a rather unusual turn....
Groovy Tunisian cover of Daft Punk's hit "Get Lucky"
The major hit "Get Lucky" has received a new audience in Tunisia. Take a listen!
Five inspiring Arab fashion designers
These designers have one thing in common – they all challenge conventional ideas about fashion...
Saudi opens luxury rehab centre for Al-Qaeda militants
Saudi Arabia is hoping to wean jailed Al-Qaeda militants off religious extremism with counselling,...
Israel and Palestinians to hold peace talks with US envoy
Displaced Syrian Christians dream of return to Maalula
Syria most dangerous country for journalists
Blame the media before the guns
#April13: How can we not forget?
Rethinking Arab media: Our past can help us mobilise for the future
Not so secret salsa nights in Tehran
Palestine welcomes British jazz legend
A story of Beirut's golden days. And a story of Beirut when they were gone.
Libyan oil back on global markets - after blockade that cost $14 billion
Iran says would be reliable gas supplier for Europe
Kuwait signs $12 billion oil contracts
Syrian refugee children plan for green cities and schools
Grassroots movement without ideology challenges Bouteflika
A Kurdish win could change Syria forever
Creative Marrakech is still at the top of its game
They flew to Jordan to jump out of a plane. It looks pretty awesome.
Outdoor adventures beyond the city – how to make the most of UAE this spring