Book Banning in Kuwait: Whatever Next?

Layla AlAmmar / 18 Sep 2018 / Opinion

A committee of the country’s ministry of information has the power to ban books, in an affront to the country’s democratic principles.

Social Media Can Fight the Arab Health Crisis

Marco Bardus / 30 Jul 2018 / Opinion

Platforms like Facebook and LinkedIn could help counter worrying health trends, but some communities are at risk of being left behind.

An Increasingly Popular Cultural Lens: Arabic Literature

M. Lynx Qualey / 16 May 2018 / Opinion

A researcher finds that more professors are teaching Arabic literature in translation, in courses sprinkled around the world. The next step, she says, is for the teachers to learn from each other.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.