Newspaper Pledges to Return ISIS Documents to Iraq

Ursula Lindsey / 11 Jun 2018 / Opinion

Scholars compared the New York Times’s removal of documents to past thefts of artifacts by archaeologists and armies.

How Universities Help Nations Rebuild After War

Edward Fox / 01 Jun 2018 / Opinion

Using case studies from around the world, a new book highlights the contributions of higher education to post-conflict recovery efforts.

Two Caliphates Fall: Mosul Survives

Omar Mohammed / 15 Mar 2018 / Opinion

The Iraqi historian who reported from Mosul on the ISIS occupation tells the story of how his home city outlived both Ottoman rule and the self-styled caliphate of Da’esh.

Journalism Schools Need to Modernize; Sociologists Can Help

Paula El Khoury / 07 Mar 2018 / Opinion

Arab governments may be more likely to tolerate reporters writing in foreign languages, but more journalists need to write in Arabic.

A Palestinian Reflects on a New Generation of Refugees

Asma' Jawabreh / 05 Mar 2018 / Opinion

At a workshop in Amman, a Palestinian teaching assistant meets young refugees of war in Syria, Iraq and Sudan.

Measuring Quality in Higher Education Is a Tricky Proposition

Chester D. Haskell / 08 Feb 2018 / Opinion

Students need to understand what lies behind accreditation before they rely on it to make decisions, a consultant says.

How to Write a Dissertation in Your Second Language

Katherine Firth / 12 Jan 2018 / Opinion

A writing instructor offers tips on writing a Ph.D. dissertation in English for academics who use it as a second language.

A Rare Look Inside Iraq’s Education Ministry

Muthana Al-Saleh / 11 Jan 2018 / Opinion

A young teacher from Mosul asked for, and received, unusual access to observe the agency’s operations and share concerns with its leaders.

2017: The Arab World in Books

Ursula Lindsey / 18 Dec 2017 / Opinion

A sampling of literary and scholarly works from across the region that we have enjoyed over the past year.

Scholars Examine the Cultural Lives of Jihadists

Ursula Lindsey / 17 Jul 2017 / Opinion

A new book explores how jihadists use poetry, music and video to strengthen their cause.