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Kuwait Shuts Down an Art Exhibit. Is the ‘Most Open’ Gulf Society Closing?

Aisha Elgayar | 25 Feb 2020

Artists believe the shuttering of Shurooq Amin’s show by Kuwaiti authorities is the latest indicator of the country’s decline in freedom of expression.

Arts & Culture Liberal Arts Politics

A New York Exhibition Unravels the Complexities of Contemporary Algerian Art

Heba Elkayal | 21 Feb 2020

Waiting for Omar Gatlato, the first major survey of contemporary Algerian art in the United States, asserts the need to consider the cultural specificity of art from postcolonial nations.

Academic Freedom Human Rights Politics Research

Egyptian Human Rights Scholar Detained, Fanning Broader Fears

Al-Fanar Correspondent | 17 Feb 2020

The recent imprisonment of Patrick George Zaki, a human-rights scholar and activist, renews fears about freedom of expression and freedom for researchers in Egypt.

Conflict Curriculum Politics Religion

Peace Studies Program Attracts Young Iraqis Eager for Social Change

Olivia Cuthbert | 10 Feb 2020

Students in the new program at the University of Duhok, the first of its kind in a region fraught with conflicts, hope to help build a more inclusive society.

Arab Spring Democracy Human Rights Politics Protests

Freedom of Expression in Lebanon Faces New Threats

Burton Bollag | 03 Feb 2020

Authorities are stepping up their use of vague defamation laws to effectively silence critics of corruption in government, civil liberties advocates say.

Conflict Democracy Politics Protests Students

Iraqi Government Pressures Protesting Students to Return to the Classroom

Gilgamesh Nabeel | 24 Jan 2020

Iraqi students are largely determined to remain on strike despite a new academic calendar issued by the higher-education ministry.

Conflict Internationalization Politics Students Technology & Online Learning

Students in the U.S. and Iraq Discover Common Ground

Olivia Cuthbert | 20 Jan 2020

“They’re not as different as we thought,” says one University of Mosul student after participating in a program that brings American and Iraqi students together in video dialogues.

Conflict Education Reform Faculty Politics

Why Yemen Needs More Support for Higher Education

Hilal A. Lashuel | 06 Jan 2020

Building a knowledge-based society will be crucial to Yemen’s recovery after the war, a Yemeni professor says. He calls on wealthier countries to support that effort.

Administration Education Reform Policy Politics Students

Sudan’s Revolution, Phase 2: Universities Seek Independence

Edward Fox | 06 Jan 2020

Universities were drivers of last year’s revolution in Sudan. Now students and professors want to free universities from the government’s micro-management.

Arab Spring Politics Protests Students

Inside Iraq’s Protests: Students Are Defiant in Their Demands

Olivia Cuthbert | 27 Nov 2019

Students are frustrated with economic and political conditions in their country. Now they see a chance for change and are determined to make their voices heard.




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