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

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

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