Slower than a Snail, but Moving Forward All the Same: Saudi Women’s Rights

It’s not easy being a woman, period, in the Middle East, but in Saudi Arabia being a woman takes on a whole new meaning. Their infamous lack of rights-from not being able to drive to not being able to vote (recently ‘amended’) to not even being able to go out or travel by one’s self … More Slower than a Snail, but Moving Forward All the Same: Saudi Women’s Rights

A Circle Has No Beginning in MidEast Politics

“Calm will be reciprocated with calm, fire will be reciprocated by fire,” commented IDF Chief of the General Staff Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz. The idea of reciprocation–otherwise known as that ages-old “eye for an eye” rule that was established in ancient Babylonia-remains a popular concept in the Middle East, no matter one’s religion. Lt. General … More A Circle Has No Beginning in MidEast Politics

Seriousness in Syria

The situation in Syria has no doubt escalated beyond what anyone ¬†imagined: it’s been nearly a year since the rioting began, and yet the al-Assad Regime is still in place. What makes the situation even stranger is that no one is stepping in to help. When the situation in Libya got ugly-i.e., Gaddafi refused to … More Seriousness in Syria