Recent headlines involving researchers accused of spying in the Middle East highlight the risk of asking questions in a police state.
Matthew Hedges, a U.K. doctoral student convicted in the United Arab Emirates of spying for Britain, has been pardoned and released. But his experience has provoked anxiety about the safety of foreign researchers in the UAE.
Situations in Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Turkey and Israel are highlighted in a new global report that documents attacks on higher education, including violence and restrictions on sharing ideas.
A committee of the country’s ministry of information has the power to ban books, in an affront to the country’s democratic principles.
Seven Arab countries show an increase in violence against schools, universities, students and staff in the past five years.
A training and mentoring program helps make them better teachers and gives them new confidence.
Hard borders between countries, an author argues, are not the norm in history, and create more problems than they solve.
A new anthology looks at the stigma that attaches to women who challenge the status quo.
A Jordanian academic looks into the reasons for the decline of university students’ political awareness and suggests academic solutions.
Freedom of speech is diminishing globally and Arab countries are leading this trend. But their citizens disagree as to whether fading freedom is a problem.