How Face Masks Poke Holes in the Burqa Bans

Thanks to Covid-19, covering one’s face has now become a de facto fashion requirement. With many countries enforcing face masks/coverings in order to prevent the spread of the virus also known as the Coronavirus, it has become commonplace to see people in public spaces with only their eyes visible. Not wearing a mask, in fact, … More How Face Masks Poke Holes in the Burqa Bans

Covid-19: The Rise of Authoritarian Measures

Lockdowns, quarantine, curfews, social distancing: practically every country around the world has issued laws in order to prevent the spread of the Covid-19 virus. From the autocracies of the East to the democracies of the West, individual freedoms everywhere have been sacrificed in the name of the Coronavirus, or Covid-19. This has subsequently lead both … More Covid-19: The Rise of Authoritarian Measures

Moving the US Embassy to Jerusalem: What is Gained?

An American embassy hasn’t been the source of this much ire since 1979. While the opening of an embassy is usually a stolid diplomatic occasion, filled with polite goodwill and handshakes between dignitaries, the opening of the new American embassy in Jerusalem was anything but. At best contentious and at worst (and it was indeed … More Moving the US Embassy to Jerusalem: What is Gained?

Guess Who’s Back: Egyptian Revolution, 7 Years Later

He’s back. If it had previously seemed as though the January 25th Revolution had come full circle the past few years, what with the “election” of yet another military man and an all-around death to democracy, the final nail in the proverbial coffin was hammered in by none other than Hosni Mubarak himself. The former … More Guess Who’s Back: Egyptian Revolution, 7 Years Later