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    Nudges: What can Healthcare in the MENA Region learn from Behavioural Economics?

Nudges: What can Healthcare in the MENA Region learn from Behavioural Economics?

by Zeina Siam

The need for effective primary healthcare today is stronger than ever in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. Life expectancy has increased, with a consequently aging population. Chronic diseases, like heart disease and diabetic complications, have become a part of life. Café windows are foggier with increased pipe smoking among young adults and women. Polio […]

February 4th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments|
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    هل الحرمان الاقتصادي من أسباب صنع الإرهاب؟

هل الحرمان الاقتصادي من أسباب صنع الإرهاب؟

عمر العبيدلي
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ربما لا تخلو مناقشة أو حوار مع أي مسؤول حكومي وأعضاء المجتمع المدني تتعلق بالإرهاب من الإشارة إلى السياسة الاقتصادية: فلو أن هؤلاء الشباب غير المتزوجين، قد أتيحت لهم فرصة الزواج والحصول على وظائف جيدة تمكنهم من تأمين مستقبلهم اقتصادياً، ما كانوا انجرفوا إلى الإرهاب والعنف كحل. ولذا يتحتم على أية سياسة لمكافحة للإرهاب […]

April 12th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments|
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    Can Violence be Moral? Revisiting Fanon on Violence in The Wretched of the Earth

Can Violence be Moral? Revisiting Fanon on Violence in The Wretched of the Earth

by Muneerah Ab Razak

In our attempts to understand violence in the Middle East, utilising the framework of queer international relations (IR) theory and Fanon’s theory of violence can be useful in placing these actors in their appropriate temporal contexts, instead of judging their actions (including violence) in isolation.

In May 2017, US President Donald Trump spoke in Riyadh, where he called […]

January 8th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments|
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    Re-orienting Western Notions of the State: From the Ottoman Empire to the Present

Re-orienting Western Notions of the State: From the Ottoman Empire to the Present

by Andrew Delatolla

Recently there has been increased discussion on statehood, the modern state, and sovereignty framed by the events of the 2011 Arab Spring, the Syrian Civil War, and the weak state in Iraq. Indeed, there is no lack of scholarship on the state in international relations, political science, sociology, and development studies, and the research available is far […]

March 10th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments|
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    ‘Multitudes’ Exhibition – Celebrating Contemporary Female Artists from the MENA region

‘Multitudes’ Exhibition – Celebrating Contemporary Female Artists from the MENA region

As part of Arab Women Artists Now (AWAN), an annual festival and celebration of contemporary female artists from the MENA region, Multitudes is the first exhibition from emerging curator Joud Halawani Al-Tamimi. The exhibition aims to increase understanding around Arab women’s realities and concerns while providing an alternative, more nuanced narrative around the Arab region and its peoples. We asked Joud a few […]

March 8th, 2017|Uncategorized|1 Comment|

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