Are there any lessons for the West from Middle-Eastern masculinity?

The phrase ‘toxic masculinity’ has become somewhat of a cliche in the Western world. As a go-to catchphrase, it has been used to represent the ostensible harms that traditional and normative masculine behaviour – often derided as ‘patriarchal’ – diffuses into society. A crucial...

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Oman’s unique role in balancing power in the Middle East

*** This article was featured in a paper presented by Shatha Sbeta to Middle East Dialogue in Washington DC *** If the Strait of Hormuz is the door to the Persian Gulf, controlling it means assuming geographic, economic and political power through controlling two-thirds...

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Is anti-Zionism anti-Semitism?

In my various debates, I often come across the position that anti-Zionist movements are intrinsically anti-Semitic in nature. A lot of people ask me to comment on this topic. The justification for this position is that Zionism refers to the re-establishment of Jewish people...

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In defence of Jordan B. Peterson

One of the hardest things about running a website like ours – a postcolonial research centre focused on Arab politics and society – is preventing a dominant liberal narrative from emerging. This is because many academics that take a serious interest in Arab society...

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Arab Millennial Podcast arrives!

You can listen to Episode 1 here, or subscribe to our YouTube channel for future updates! Osama Filali Naji

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