Behind The News
May 12, 2014
Saudi Arabia's youth are using a powerful tool to launch campaigns advocating for change in the Kingdom: social media. While the latter is an-all-too-familiar story, KSA authorities are finding themselves at a crossroads-and dilemma-on how to deal with this new rise in Saudi digital activism. Could the call for freedom and good governance overpower the KSA leadership?
May 10, 2014
Lebanon's army implemented the "security plan" in Bekaa Valley and Tripoli during April. Many frontline commanders were arrested during operations. But there's more than meets the eye.
May 8, 2014
Boko Haram has been making headlines this week after the Al Qaeda-inspired group abducted more than 200 schoolgirls in Nigeria. So who is this so-called "Islamist extremist" group?
May 6, 2014
Iran's women and minorities were hopeful as they watched Rouhani take office, but has Rouhani helped make Iran's government more inclusive?
May 4, 2014
The arrival of Syrians has opened a new chapter of the situation and rights of Palestinians living in Lebanon in the current era.
May 3, 2014
Palestine may have a so-called united government but there won't be light at the end of the tunnel.
May 1, 2014
International attention is focused on refugees fleeing Syria, but Lebanese who have been displaced by the violence on the border of Syria and Lebanon say they need assistance as well.
April 30, 2014
Despite violence and corruption covering media headlines on Iraq, is the country actually in a state of recovery?
April 29, 2014
Iraqi Kurds continue to work towards an independent Kurdish state.
April 27, 2014
So-called open, liberal president Hassan Rouhani may now be one of the prominent figures in Iranian politics promoting democracy and reform, but many Iranians are still taking to the streets in protest of the country's continued treatment and torture of opposition figures.
April 25, 2014
A cyberwar seems like a low-cost way to hit the Syrian regime hard. However, the Obama administration is more vulnerable than it seems.
April 23, 2014
Ansar Beit al Maqdis has grabbed headlines recently because of increased attacks in Egypt, but much is still unknown about this relatively new terrorist organization.
April 21, 2014
Protests in occupied Palestine have increasingly become "an attraction" for visiting tourists. Here is one perspective on this controversial development.
April 19, 2014
Recent disagreements between Hamas and the Islamic Jihad are deepening the divide between the two organizations.
April 17, 2014
Should Sisi be elected as president of Egypt as is generally assumed, he will have to decide whether to go along with the cold peace or to take the bold decision to promote cooperation with Israel for the greater benefit of both countries.