Iran’s University Admissions: Barrier to Corruption

by Shervin Malekzadeh The unfolding university admissions scandal here in the United States has been an education in American exceptionalism. That the standard of entry to higher education might include the ability to play squash or ride a show horse… Continue Reading  

Catcalled in Cairo: Ending Sexual Harassment in Egypt

by Monique Bouffé Sexual harassment towards women in Egypt is notorious. It is almost impossible to walk down a street in Cairo without being whistled at, whispered, tooted, or catcalled, and Egyptian women, regardless of their clothes or hijab know… Continue Reading  

Israel and Myanmar Team Up on Textbooks

by James M. Dorsey Israel and Myanmar, two countries with troubled human rights records and disputed histories of dealing with ethnic and national rights, have set a worrisome precedent by giving each other a veto over what students are taught… Continue Reading  

A Meaningful Plan for North Korea’s Development

by Emanuel Pastreich  We must feel sympathy for the North Korean government officials suddenly faced with slick corporate operators from Koch Industries, or elsewhere, who come in to overwhelm them with gaudy presentations, to bribe them and to do everything… Continue Reading  

This Is What Annexation Looks Like

by Michael Schaeffer Omer-Man There will be no definitive moment, event or a point in history, when we can say that annexation happened. Israel’s annexation is a process — a deliberate process — which has been carefully planned, began a long… Continue Reading