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The Effects of Fighting the Epidemic on Forces of Change

The Effects of Fighting the Epidemic on Forces of Change

Nadim Houry No one can predict all the effects of the coronavirus pandemic in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), but three issues deserve our attention.

The Coronavirus Crisis and Int’l Relations: Open Questions, Tentative Assumptions

The Coronavirus Crisis and Int’l Relations: Open Questions, Tentative Assumptions

Volker Perthes Every global crisis impacts the international system, its structures, norms and institutions. No need to go back to the world wars and the founding of the League of Nations and the United Nations.

Safer Oil Tanker… A Houthi Gamble Threatening the Environment

On March 24 1989, the greatest ocean disaster occurred when Exxon Valdez, an oil tanker owned by the Exxon Shipping Company, spilled 11 million gallons of crude oil into Alaska's Prince William Sound. The Safer oil tanker has been docked 60km (37 miles) north of Yemen's port city of Hodeidah sinc

Health Hazards Confront Yemenis Held in ‘Quarantine’ by Houthis in Al-Bayda

Health Hazards Confront Yemenis Held in ‘Quarantine’ by Houthis in Al-Bayda

The Iran-backed Houthi militias have seized new coronavirus outbreak as an opportunity to achieve material and political gains.

Exclusive: ISIS in Iraq… A Growing Threat

Exclusive: ISIS in Iraq… A Growing Threat

In late 2017, Iraq announced the military defeat of ISIS after fighting battles that lasted about three years.

Exclusive - Half of 40,000 Iraqis Living in al-Hol Camp Long to Return Home

Exclusive - Half of 40,000 Iraqis Living in al-Hol Camp Long to Return Home

The al-Hol camp in northeastern-most point in Syria is home to thousands of refugees, the majority of whom are Iraqi women and children. Some came there willingly, while a few sought refuge after fleeing their homeland when the ISIS extremist group swept through the region.

Gaza in Quarantine-like Situation Since 2007, Yet Ultra-Vulnerable to Coronavirus

Gaza in Quarantine-like Situation Since 2007, Yet Ultra-Vulnerable to Coronavirus

Gazans may be trying to make light of coronavirus on social media, comparing lockdowns to the Israeli blockade, but fears are growing of a disastrous outbreak in the Palestinian territory, Agence France Presse reported. With movement in and out of the territory severely restricted since long befo

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