Middle East

Is Lebanon’s Economic Meltdown Threatening to Erase History?

When today impacts not just the future of a nation but it's history too

Could Lebanon’s economic collapse be affecting history? Quite an unusual question to ask yourself, I suppose. But, if we look a little deeper into how intertwined politics, economics and history are, we find that the ties are as obvious as ever. We are presented with a modern-day example of how Lebanon’s economic meltdown may put
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The West’s Dictatorship Double Standard

Western support of authoritarian leaders in the Middle East

On the campaign trail, President Biden labelled the Saudi government a ‘pariah state’ that ought to ‘pay the price for the assassination of the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Two years later, Biden would greet Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman with a fist bump in Jeddah. The President’s visit to the Middle East this July was
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The “God-Given Solution to Promiscuity”: Temporary Marriages in Modern Shi’i Iran

*quoted by Ruhollah Khomeini, founder and president of the Islamic Republic of Iran from 1980-1988  Covid cases are reaching an all-time high in the Islamic Republic of Iran during the “5th wave” hitting the country as of August 2021. One of many factors playing into the ever-lasting persistence of the virus is Iran’s infamous custom
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