Nour Sleiman
Lebanese Journalist

Zeina’s family has almost forgotten the taste of chicken and meat. A can of beans costs some 30,000 and a kilo of tomatoes 15,000 Lebanese pounds. ‘These foods were consider to be for the poor,” Zeina said. “Eating them today is a luxury.”

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Vicken Cheterian
– Armenian Journalist and Writer
The already bleak prospects of the Syrian economy have worsened in recent months with the Lebanese crisis, the enactment of the Caesar Act and now the coronavirus pandemic. This paper examines their impact on the Syrian economy and the population at large.

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Maha Gazal
On December 7, Israeli jets for the first time ever bombed Latakia. Syrian air defenses remained idle. As Latakia is only 20 kilometers away from the main Russian military base in the country, it begs the question: did Moscow know and allow the air raid to happen?
Jomaa Al-Mesmari
Jordan is rapidly becoming an absolute monarchy with all power concentrated in the hands of the King. This is what the constitutional amendments aim to achieve. Yet, they will only increase the current state of tension and put the King against the people, who have lost all confidence in the political system. 
Hadeel Rawabia
A controversial deal under Emirati sponsorship suggests to build a solar power plant in southern Jordan to help generate electricity for Israel, while a desalination plant on the Israeli shore should help supply desalinated water to the ever drier Kingdom. 

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Aya Mansour – Iraqi Journalist
2021 refused to leave Iraq without a bloody massacre … 
Mostafa Al-Dahdouh
Refusing to organize elections, Hamas continues to appoint municipal council members. While the people of Gaza have not moved a finger to demand their rights, political factions only issued routine statements, which in turn were only routinely diffused by the media. Why?
Asaad Zalzali
There has been much talk about ISIS’s expropriation of the lands and properties of religious minorities in Mosul and in some Iraqi provinces; however, the violations that started in 2003 are ongoing today and are not perpetrated by just one entity, as this investigation reveals.
Carmen Kareem
Politics and patriarchy are strongly linked, especially in the Arab world. In Syria, the cruelty of the patriarchal system has increased as the Assad regime’s brutality worsened. Naturally, the weakest in society bear the brunt, as the recent abuse of Rahaf at the hands of her father illustrates.
Carmen Kareem
Is seeing reality from more than one angle an act of betrayal? Have our dreams of revolution and freedom blinded us and made us turn each other into the “new assad”? Perhaps one day “gray” will be the only color, the one color that looks tenderly at both the defeated rebel and the soldier who was thrown into the front line at age 18.
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Be “Dangerous”, Not SilentMisogyny is rooted in our societies, both legally and culturally. “She’s Dangerous” chose to confront these issues with comedy…

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Ghalia Al Alwani is a Syrian academic living in Beirut, Lebanon. In this video she expresses how in the aftermath of the Beirut Port Explosion, like many of the youth that were still in the country, she has lost hope in any change. She explains that the corrupt ruling class in Lebanon don’t prioritize the youth, which is why many of them leave.

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