The Beirut Explosion

By: Badra Abbas, Mohamed Ahmed

October 11, 2020

On August 4th, 2020, a massive explosion ripped through the Lebanese capital of Beirut. Over 200 people were killed and thousands of others were injured. Lebanese authorities have since stated that the blast was the result of the detonation of 2,700 tonnes of ammonium nitrate that was stored unsafely at the Port of Beirut....

The Qatar Blockade

By: Mohamed Ahmed

September 22, 2020

On June 5th, 2017, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt, and the United Arab Emirates imposed a land, sea, and air blockade against the small Gulf country of Qatar.

The Unrealized Dreams Of The Egyptian People

By: Mohamed Ahmed

August 9, 2020

The Arab Spring was a period of huge change throughout the Middle East. Starting in Tunisia, it consisted of a series of pro-democracy uprisings in many Arab and largely Muslim countries...

The Middle Eastern Cold War

By: Mohamed Ahmed

June 24, 2020

It is no secret that the Middle East is one of the most unstable regions in the world. Many of its governments are led by undemocratic rulers, there are countless militia groups that spread chaos and unrest throughout the region, and its nations are seemingly in constant conflict amongst themselves, as well as with nations outside of the region...

How The World Failed Yemen

By: Mohamed Ahmed, Badra Abbas

June 18, 2020

Yemen is currently in the midst of the largest humanitarian crisis in the world. The country has been in a civil war since 2015, with two major sides: the Houthi rebels and the government....