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How Elections Can Lead to Peace

by Aila M. Matanock In many civil conflicts, the main question for outside observers is whether combatants can reach a negotiated …

Astana and Iran’s Agenda

•Iran, Russia and Turkey to establish a trilateral mechanism to enforce cease-fire. •The agreement maintains Iran’s role in Syria as …

Unwitting Ambassadors

Recently, while attending a conference in New York focused on art and social change, an Egyptian artist remarked: “We have …

The Arabic Slur

Arabs pride themselves on a language that has not changed all that much in 1,400 years. It remains tethered to …

Refusing the Politics of Piety

In 2012, Al-Saddiq Al-Raddi went from being Sudan’s most celebrated poet to a political refugee. His poetry anthologies Songs of …