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    Merger of US consulate in Jerusalem linked to looming court case

Merger of US consulate in Jerusalem linked to looming court case

by Victor Kattan

It has been a busy few weeks in the Middle East. While the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi has dominated the headlines, the simmering dispute over US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel will just not go away.

On 18 October, the US announced that it would merge its consulate in […]

October 30th, 2018|Israel, Palestine|0 Comments|

Japanese Anime Nostalgia on Syrian Social Media

by Omar Al-Ghazzi

It is not often that academic research allows for the critical examination of one’s own childhood memories. However, in an article I recently published, I did just that! I explored renewed public engagement with cartoons I watched as a child. The article, ‘Grendizer Leaves for Sweden: Japanese Anime Nostalgia on Syrian Social Media’, was published in the […]

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    Rifts over Control of the Hashd al-Shaabi: Implications for Government Formation

Rifts over Control of the Hashd al-Shaabi: Implications for Government Formation

by Hayder al-Khafaji

The ongoing negotiations to form the next Iraq government have included fierce debate over competing efforts to control the Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF). During the course of the war against Da’esh (the Islamic State or ISIS), the differences and disagreements between the PMF (itself composed of disparate and often antagonistic paramilitary groups) and the Iraqi government led […]

Challenging Stereotypes: The Muslim Woman as Superhero

by Jennifer Jackson-Preece & Manmit Bhambra

Can superheroes tell us something important about changing attitudes towards young Muslim women?

For decades, ‘those heroes were almost always white, always male, because that’s how it was’. But recently, ‘there has been an explosion of diversity’ in the superhero universe. Global comic brands like Marvel and DC have begun to ‘integrate and prominently feature […]

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    Iraq’s State-Owned Enterprises: A Case Study for Public Spending Reform

Iraq’s State-Owned Enterprises: A Case Study for Public Spending Reform

by Ali Al-Mawlawi

Among the most important questions awaiting the next Iraqi government will be how to rein in public sector spending while simultaneously addressing the needs of 2.5 million unemployed Iraqis who urgently require jobs. With the national unemployment rate currently at 16 percent, there is consensus within policymaking circles that job creation needs to focus on the private […]

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