Making Sense of the Arab Uprisings’ Aftermath: Think Small

Ursula Lindsey / 14 Jun 2017 / Opinion

In drawing lessons from the 2011 Arab uprisings and their after-effects, scholars should zoom in on experiments in governance and activism, even if they failed.

The Light Inside the Tunnel

Sabah Hamamou / 22 May 2017 / Opinion

A slight twist on an old saying can help those discouraged by the situation in the Arab world, says an Al-Fanar Media editor.

New Insights On the Arab World: 2016 Books

Ursula Lindsey / 12 Dec 2016 / Opinion

Ursula Lindsey offers up a cornucopia of fiction and nonfiction in Arabic, English and French for an intellectual feast.

Arabs Must Revive the Teaching of Arab History

Mahjoob Zweiri / 12 Dec 2016 / Opinion

Qatar University professor says the study of history is vital to individual identity, but the subject has been neglected in recent decades.

Increasing The Competitiveness of Arabic Language: Some Unusual Alternatives

Helen Abadzi / 21 Oct 2016 / Opinion

The challenge of Arabic script is one of the reasons behind Arab students’ disappointing performance results, the author explains.

Who Defines “Excellence” in Education? And How?

Clara Morgan / 13 May 2016 / Opinion

A more inclusive approach to improving educational quality in the Arab region could be the best solution.

Dresden, a Top German Research Center, Beats Expectations

Eman Kamel / 04 May 2016 / Opinion

An Arab journalist’s visit to Dresden, a German city rich with history but troubled by a xenophobic minority, takes some surprising turns.

Learning Arabic: Back to Basics May be the Best Innovation

Helen Abadzi / 01 May 2016 / Opinion

A back-to-basics approach to learning could be the most innovative way to improve Arab education.

A “City of Light” Illuminates Contemporary Research

Eman Kamel / 21 Apr 2016 / Opinion

The German city of Jena shows how industry and universities can collaborate to improve optical technology and energy efficiency.

Eastern Germany, Through Egyptian Eyes

Eman Kamel / 06 Apr 2016 / Opinion

From a trip to Germany, a Qatar-based writer got a fresh perspective on how scientists can work together to achieve their goals.