Young, Educated, Desperate to Emigrate

Ursula Lindsey / 03 Oct 2018 / Opinion

The death of a young Moroccan woman while trying to reach Spain adds fuel to a national debate about the future of youth in the country.

A Tribute to Samir Amin, Egyptian Economist

Georges Fahmi / 27 Sep 2018 / Opinion

The intellectual who died in August shaped some of the intellectual debate about why so-called developing countries do not make economic progress.

Students Lose When Countries Cut Educational Ties

Elizabeth R. Bruce / 24 Sep 2018 / Opinion

The costs go beyond disrupting academic progress. Students also miss out on valuable opportunities for building workplace skills.

Artists Share ‘Local Histories’ of War and Exile

Heba Elkayal / 30 Aug 2018 / Opinion

Works by two artists from the Middle East, recently shown in New York, reflect on the effects of conquest, past and present.

Samia Halaby: An Artist at Once Palestinian and Universal

Heba Elkayal / 10 Aug 2018 / Opinion

The acclaimed Palestinian-American artist Samia Halaby has stayed connected to the visual and political elements of her homeland while viewing her work as having a broad artistic role.

The Idea of a Palestinian University

Sam Bahour / 02 Aug 2018 / Opinion

A plan for a university for Palestinians inside and outside their homeland goes back a long way, and it’s still an idea worth pursuing.

U.S. Cuts Threaten Half a Million Palestinian Children

Marilyn Garson / 25 Jul 2018 / Opinion

A former Mercy Corps economic director in Gaza explains how U.S. reductions in aid threaten the education of Palestinian children and the stability of the Gaza Strip.

Arab Magazines: A Neglected History Resurfaces

Ursula Lindsey / 24 Jul 2018 / Opinion

An exhibition in Rabat showcases publications whose mission was to gather and share the best thinking of its time, despite enormous challenges

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.

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.