All eyes are on Jordan this month, as government, business and civil society leaders come together at the World Economic Forum on the Middle East And North Africa, with the common goal of...
How the Middle East is going green
Why Libby Loves the Middle East and North Africa
Meet Libby, an IDEAS Associate and librarian. Learn why Libby loves the Middle East and North Africa and how she embraced new cultures and communities!
How the Blob’s Lawlessness Brought Mayhem to the Middle East
by Robert Wright This week’s abrupt withdrawal of US troops from a Kurdish enclave in northern Syria inspired a variety of criticisms, as politicians and commentators of all major ideological strip…
What's happening in the Middle East and why it matters
The Middle East now is especially turbulent -- with waves rocking several countries, so big that their effects are being felt worldwide, including the West.
How solar is powering the Middle East towards renewables
Fuelled by climate change and dwindling fossil fuel resources, the region is leading the race to decarbonize its energy production.
Why Iran Matters: Geopolitics in the Middle East
Join the World Affairs Council for a special evening to gain an understanding of Iran and its people. Dive into the current geopolitical issues and go beyond the headlines to learn about Iran’s culture and society. Educators will hear from expert speakers Kristian Coates Ulrichsen and Bookda Gheisar, discuss interdisciplinary curriculum connections, and earn 3 clock hours.
The world’s fastest-growing populations are in the Middle East and Africa. Here's why
Rapid population growth in the Middle East and Africa will create challenges as well as opportunities.
5 ways to reduce single-use plastic in the Middle East
Technology, legislation, corporate incentives to customers and changes to the supply chain can all help reduce the use of single-use plastic in MENA.
What U.S. journalism gets wrong about Palestine and the Middle East [Interview]
Recently our communications team sat down with journalist Mohammed Omer to speaking tour or Omer’s new book] to talk about the current state of U.S. journalism – particularly how the U.S. media cover Gaza, Israel-Palestine, and the blockade. What follows is the first part of a two-part Q & A where Omer reflects on his work, the state of the media, and how journalists ought to report on conflict. This transcript has been lightly edited for clarity.
Why Is the World Turning a Blind Eye to the 'Eradication' of Christians in the Middle East?
Christianity is being "wiped out" of its region of birth, said Cato Institute foreign policy expert Doug Bandow Tuesday during a Family Research Council discussion on the increase in Christian persecution in the Middle East and Africa, and he offered reasons why the international ...
How can we create jobs for young people in the Middle East and Africa?
To tackle the many challenges the world faces, from climate change to resource scarcity, we need to employ the energy and talents of our young people. Yet in regions like the Middle East,...
Central Asians cry out over China's secret detention camps
Asyla Alymkulova fights back tears in her home in Kyrgyzstan as she recalls the first time she heard her husband was whisked away to one of the notorious internment camps in neighbouring China's troubled Xinjiang region. Shairbek Doolotkhan, a Chinese-born Muslim and mining executive, had told his
Top 10 most competitive economies in Middle East, North Africa
Large parts of the Middle East and North Africa continue to be affected by geopolitical conflict and turbulence. Yet, according to the latest edition of the World Economic Forum’s Global ...
ICRC: How war in the Middle East is bringing the region to the brink of a water catastrophe
What is United Way? Take a tour of our work in Europe and Middle-East
Ever wondered what United Way does? Curious of what United Way does in other parts of the world? Watch this video to find out!
How Saudi Arabia’s 79-year-old King Salman is shaking up the Middle East
The oil-rich kingdom is asserting a stronger role in the region amid fear of weakening support from the U.S.
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This video has been updated: youtu.be/2nbUX_RlvdE Ever wondered what United Way does? Curious of what United Way does in other parts of the world? Wat...
10 of the best sustainable hotels in south-east Asia
In Thailand, Vietnam and across Asia, these eco-lodges and hotels are recycling, composting and reclaiming to reduce their impact on the environment
Hitchhiking Tips for Central Asia
Fancy some real Central Asian adventure to feel like an explorer on the Silk Road? In this case, please read on, as Marco Ferrarese - who has recently completed an overland hitchhiking trip from Singapore to Europe - has a set of tips ready to help you find a ride across the region. Learn how to tackle greedy Uzbek drivers, score lifts across the Tajik mountains, dodge the Turkmen foreign travelers' restrictions, and end up with multiple invitations to visit your hosts’ families…