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Hymen Obsessions: A Historical Overview

Hymen Obsessions: A Historical Overview

One need only listen to the words of popular Egyptian wedding songs to recognize one central “asset” defining the Arab understanding of honor: women’s virginity…

The Mythical Feasts of Harūn al-Rashīd

The Mythical Feasts of Harūn al-Rashīd

The stories of caliphs and kings portray palaces brimming with celebratory music, and feasts, almost mythical in their indulgence and decadence. So what exactly was…

Is the WHO Complicit in Syrian War Crimes?

Is the WHO Complicit in Syrian War Crimes?

Throughout the bitter years of conflict in Syria, numerous UN officials have, on several occasions, decried their helplessness in undertaking their aid missions. These officials…

Seventeen Vignettes from Sana’a and Amran

Seventeen Vignettes from Sana’a and Amran

Yemen is naturally beautiful. With a population of around twenty-six million, it is the second largest country in the Arabian Peninsula. Saudi Arabia lies to…

From Cairene Alleyways to European Festivals: The Journey of Mahraganat

From Cairene Alleyways to European Festivals: The Journey of Mahraganat

Though its birth does not precede five years, Mahraganat music has surged into a phenomenon, invading Egypt’s sonic atmosphere and beyond. This phenomenon has crossed…

Want to Migrate or Seek Asylum? These Cities are Your Best Options

Want to Migrate or Seek Asylum? These Cities are Your Best Options

Every Arab is born dreaming of the day he/she will be able to depart to greener pastures, in a region that continues to be characterized…

In Anticipation of Trump’s Inauguration, These Universities Have a Message

In Anticipation of Trump’s Inauguration, These Universities Have a Message

With Donald Trump’s inauguration around the corner, the people of the United States are living in a state of anticipation. Both his supporters and opponents…

Closing the Gender Gap in the Arab World Will Take 356 Years

Closing the Gender Gap in the Arab World Will Take 356 Years

Discrimination against women in Arab societies is not news, in a region characterized by the lowest levels of female public participation, in spite of the…

‘Revolutions of the Hungry’: The Arab World’s Bogeyman

‘Revolutions of the Hungry’: The Arab World’s Bogeyman

When Tunisia’s Mohamed Bouazizi self-immolated in protest of the authorities’ confiscation of his food cart--his only resource to scrape together a living--he was not simply…

Selective Aid: Not All Syrian Refugees are ‘Created’ Equal

Selective Aid: Not All Syrian Refugees are ‘Created’ Equal

For anyone concerned with the plight of Syrian refugees, it is not difficult to find documentation from aid organizations on the ways in which they…