A young teacher from Mosul asked for, and received, unusual access to observe the agency’s operations and share concerns with its leaders.
The sociologist Mehdi Alioua sees himself as an advocate and a mediator.
The detainees include scholars, preachers and public intellectuals from across the ideological spectrum.
An American professor documents the stories of Syrians before and after the revolution, allowing them to speak for themselves.
A new book explores how jihadists use poetry, music and video to strengthen their cause.
Since the country’s independence, the position of women has been a point of both pride and controversy.
Social scientists say analysis and debate, not a crackdown, is the best response to a powerful new protest movement.
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.
“City of Thorns,” a book about the refugee camp Dadaab, in Kenya, portrays conditions that mirror those in Arab refugee settlements.
A prominent group of human rights lawyers reports on severe restrictions on academic freedom in the first quarter of 2017.