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A Transformation

In conversation with eminent Chinese scholars, Professor Li Weijian and Professor Ye Qing, The Majalla discusses China, the Middle East …

Fear of Contagion

Europe stands at the precipice. With a near insolvent and debt-ridden Greece presenting the very real risk of an unmanaged …

From Baghdad to Benghazi

The strategic purpose of counter-insurgency campaigns is often difficult to market to the general public. A danger to the obvious …

Defeat for Al-Qaeda?

The notion that somehow the Arab Spring has defeated Al-Qaeda (AQ) and undermined its ideology is not only simplistic and …

A Secular Uprising

As the Arab spring unfolds without loud and explicit calls for the establishment of Islamic states or modern-day Caliphates across …

The Twitter Generation

They are easy to spot in Deborah Wheeler’s class at American University of Kuwait. They favor brightly colored Polo shirts, …

Israel’s Long Winter

At a time when moderation, pragmatism, and vision is needed, Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his hawkish and ideological …

The American Moment in the Middle East

Torn between America’s proclivity for stability and its values, Obama haphazardly wavered between supporting the existing political order and embracing …

Joined at the Hip

The Saudi stock market plunged by more than 5 percent when Standard and Poor’s announced in early August that the …