Written by 

Osama Filali Naji is a Co-Founder at Arab Millennial.

Data & Statistics 

Can “confirmation bias” ever be beneficial?

What is confirmation bias? Confirmation bias is a tendency for individuals pursuing research or debate to (consciously, subconsciously or unconsciously) select evidence and research that promotes their initial arguments and inclinations. In other words, instead of pursuing genuine, open and honest research and formulating a sincere conclusion based on the evidence amassed, “confirmation bias” tells us that we have a... Read More
Press Release 

Arab Millennial invited by Facebook for talks in Chicago

Arab Millennial’s General Manager was invited by Facebook to join its first Communities Summit. Shatha Sbeta, Arab Millennial’s General Manager, will be representing Arab Millennial at the Facebook Communities Summit which will take place in Chicago, IL, from June 21 to June 24. The Summit is part of Mark Zuckerberg’s humanitarian manifesto (https://www.facebook.com/notes/mark-zuckerberg/building-global-community/10154544292806634) that he wrote on February of this... Read More
Review 

The Prince by Niccolò Machiavelli

8/10 Machiavelli. A historian, diplomat, writer, politician, activist, philosopher. What an incredible life this individual lived, fortunate enough to be a part of the Renaissance period. Born in 1469, Machiavelli was made Secretary to the Second Chancery of Florentine in 1498 after the infamous Medici family were forced out of power due to an invasion of French troops belonging to King Charles... Read More
Review 

The Twenty Years’ Crisis, 1919-1939 by E. H. Carr

9/10 This book is incredible – in fact, many people suggest that it should be required reading for all politics students. Edward Hallett Carr was an English diplomat, historian and journalist, and lived an incredible life. After graduating from Trinity College, Cambridge, he joined the Foreign Office to pursue diplomatic work, getting particularly involved in Anglo-Russian relations. His notable books are What is History?, A History... Read More
Data & Statistics 

3 (slightly better) alternatives to the CIA World Factbook

When we source data, we should ask ourselves the following questions: How credible is the information provided? What is the context of the organisation/individual providing the information? Why is this information being provided by the organisation/individual? What implications does this information hold? What is the significance of the information being provided? *** 1. Factual Errors The CIA has a cleverly labelled... Read More
Internal News 

Author Lawrence Joffe Takes on Advisory Role at Arab Millennial

For those of you that follow Arab Millennial closely, you may already be aware of our good relationship with author, editor, writer and journalist Lawrence Joffe. Today, that relationship has taken a more formal capacity. Lawrence Joffe writes articles for the Guardian, has edited a variety of books on Middle Eastern politics, and has authored his own Illustrated History of the Jewish... Read More
Press Release 

Arab Millennial Cautiously Welcomes Obama-Administration U-Turn on Israel

1. “What Happened?” For the first time in almost 40 years, a UN Resolution 2334 had been passed confirming Israel’s “flagrant violation” of international law as it continues to erect settlements in the occupied West Bank. The resolution was drafted by Egypt and brokered by Britain, receiving 14 votes for, 0 votes against and 1 abstention. The last time a... Read More
Internal News 

Arab Millennial Website Hack

Over the course of the last week, the Arab Millennial website was hacked by a malicious individual or organisation. They entered our server and database and corrupted most of our files to try to force us to start the website from scratch. Fortunately, we keep regular backups of our website every twenty-four hours, so the website is not only back to... Read More