Scholars, Spies and the Gulf Military Industrial Complex: A Scholar’s Tale

by Shana Marshall from the Middle East Research and Information Project In May 2018, Matthew (Matt) Hedges, a PhD student at Durham University in Great Britain, was arrested by United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) authorities while conducting dissertation fieldwork and detained… Continue Reading  

Countering Christian Zionism in the Age of Trump

by Mimi Kirk The May 2018 ceremony marking the opening of the US embassy in Jerusalem featured many of the usual suspects. US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman, Senior Advisor to President Donald Trump Jared Kushner and Israeli Prime Minister… Continue Reading  

Overstating Climate Change in Egypt’s Uprising

by Jessica Barnes The possible link between climate change and political upheaval in the Middle East has attracted increasing media attention and is generating a new wave of academic research seeking to demonstrate the link. An influential study that put… Continue Reading