Middle East / North Africa

Lessons of the Ever Given: what can we take from this trade hiccup?

With the Ever Given finally being refloated, Amelia Wood reflects on why this incident was able to capture the world's attention and the implications of our interconnectedness in the era of the COVID-19 pandemic.…

Amelia Wood

Qatar 2022: The true cost of hosting the World Cup

Last month, it was announced that over 6500 migrant workers had lost their lives while working on infrastructure for the Qatar 2022 World Cup since construction began. The country won the rights to stage next year’s tournament way back in 2010…

Jay Gardner

Coronavirus and War in Yemen: On the precipice of severe famine, is there any hope left for the future?

Image Credit: BBC, Yemen: Coronavirus in a War Zone Yemen, labelled the largest humanitarian crisis in the world, is on the brink of widespread famine as…

Ella Huckvale

Gideon Sa’ar: Netanyahu’s nationalist challenger

>Image Credit: Phil Murphy/Flickr Israeli voters are spoilt for choice these days. New parties form and split with such constancy that it is hard to…

Benjamin Salmon

The G20 and Human Rights in Saudi Arabia: how much progress has been made?

Illustration by Paulina Maziarska A lot was riding on November’s G20 summit. Saudi Arabia’s reputation in the eyes of the world in…

Nicholas Pearce

"Dawn of the new Middle East": Arab states pick their side in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Illustration by Nicola March Some call it betrayal, others a success story, with Trump labelling it as ‘the dawn of the new Middle East.’…

Maryam Zaynah