Middle East

Neom: A Utopian Clash between Tradition and Modernity

The shadow side to the utopian dream city Neom

“The Line”. What sounds like one of Netflix’s dystopian shows is actually a fully-fledged project of Saudi Arabia’s crown prince Mohammed bin Salman as part of the country’s “vision 2030” plan. “The Line” is the infrastructural city planning of the future metropole Neom, a modern ecotopia, promising harmony, sustainability, health and innovation all within an
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“Death to France”

Why is the French Republic trapped in the crosshairs of radical Islamists?

Since 2012 there have been 95 recorded incidents of Islamist terrorism in Europe, collectively claiming 373 lives. Of these, 28, or almost 30%, have taken place on French soil, amounting to 265 victims, over 70% of the total body count. What exactly have the French people or the Republic they inhabit and embody done to deserve such a vile fate in the minds of
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The Abraham Accords

The Newest Peace Treaty in the Middle East: Will It Actually Bring Peace?

When Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, the world held its breath. Shortly afterward, he moved the United States embassy from Tel-Aviv to Jerusalem as a political statement. Some applauded the president and others were fearful of a future war. Over the last three years, it seems that the president of the
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