Culture Defense & Security Human Rights Middle East & North Africa Politics & Government religion Terrorism

The Islamic State and Boko Haram are Weaponizing the Classroom

Ultimately, intimidation and psychological warfare against innocent civilians contributed to the group’s success just as much as physical destruction did.

Economics globalization Human Rights Middle East & North Africa Politics & Government

Diversification of Lebanon’s Economy is the Path Toward Rebuilding the Country’s Broken Financial System

Lebanon’s precarious financial situation is no surprise to those that have paid attention to the government’s ineptitude, corruption, and constant sectarian strife for the last thirty years—but it was not inevitable.

Culture Human Rights Middle East & North Africa Social Issues Women

Cracks in Lebanon’s Marital Laws Only Touch the Surface of the Country’s Rape Subculture

Across generations and within every major civil rights movement, Lebanese women have stood at the forefront of protests. They lead revolution, hope for change, and new beginnings. And yet, Lebanon gives nothing in return to its most loyal soldiers.

Defense & Security Middle East & North Africa Security Social Issues

Beirut Bombing Leaves City in Shambles

As many as 300,000 people that once lived in the capital are now homeless or injured and are being forced to take shelter in homes of strangers or nearby hospitals, which are barely being held up. Considering the increasing rate of COVID-19 infections, Lebanese first responders worry of the compounding impact of devastation, which is expected to cost around $15 billion in repairs.