War in Syria
Michael is a Hindery Fellow at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism.
With Iron Dome, a new posture helps defend morale
Israel’s new Iron Dome short-distance missile defense system has changed the strategic landscape of its conflict with Hamas and Hezbollah, but it isn't flawless....
The real existential threat to Israel – demographics
Many analysts claim that the real threat against Israel does not come from Teheran but from within the state itself: Arab population growth. One solution for keeping...
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,...
Syria lawmaker becomes first presidential challenger
Saudi announces 11 new MERS infections
Small French park becomes home for desperate Syrian families
What if Turkey supported Syrian Kurds?
Egypt at a crossroads – between denial and apathy
Blame the media before the guns
Syrian refugees exhibit their art and aim for microloans
Iranian underground artist finally performs in public
Lebanon’s history retold in comic bubbles
10 things shaping the MENA digital space in early 2014
Iran oil exports rise to 1.2 million barrels per day
Libyan oil back on global markets - after blockade that cost $14 billion
Defense and (un)development in Doha
Face-to-face with protest tourism in Palestine
Why Palestinians go to Auschwitz
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