Graphic Novel Bears Unsentimental Witness To ‘The Jungle’

Benjamin Plackett / 08 Aug 2017 / Opinion

At the notorious French refugee camp, a volunteer draws and writes what she sees.

Listening to the Voices of Syrians, Unadulterated

Rasha Faek / 31 Jul 2017 / Opinion

An American professor documents the stories of Syrians before and after the revolution, allowing them to speak for themselves.

Leveraging U.S. College Scholarships for Syrian Students

Kim Bode / 30 Jul 2017 / Opinion

The Syrian Youth Empowerment initiative guides high-school students in Syria through the U.S. college application process. Its cofounder George Batah explains the importance of Syrians winning scholarships to study in the U.S.

Can Arab Artists Survive?

David Wheeler / 18 Jul 2017 / Opinion

A symposium at the British museum explored how Arab artists are coping as the room they have for expressing themselves dwindles.

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.

Some Gains, Many Sacrifices: Women’s Rights in Tunisia

Ursula Lindsey / 10 Jul 2017 / Opinion

Since the country’s independence, the position of women has been a point of both pride and controversy.

A Journalist’s View of Europe’s Refugee Crisis

Sabah Hamamou / 30 Jun 2017 / Opinion

A book by The Guardian’s former migration correspondent tells the personal stories of people forced into exile in Europe by civil war.

New Moroccan Protests Call for Fresh Scholarly Approach

Ursula Lindsey / 26 Jun 2017 / Opinion

Social scientists say analysis and debate, not a crackdown, is the best response to a powerful new protest movement.

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.

Insights From the World’s Largest Refugee Camp

David Wheeler / 29 May 2017 / Opinion

“City of Thorns,” a book about the refugee camp Dadaab, in Kenya, portrays conditions that mirror those in Arab refugee settlements.