Category: Middle East

Russian Israelites, Are They Voting “Right”?

13124985_1187623707923241_3700041885703921844_n By Yury Polyakov

 The voting patterns among the Russian-speaking people in Israel. Part 1.

The Russian Speaking Israeli people have voted differently in all Israeli General Elections. The primary reason for several switches from one side to another was that the Russian speakers were vulnerable to propaganda. Not all Russian Speakers are ethnic Jews because the non-Jewish family members could migrate to Israel alongside their Jewish spouse. Thus, this article will cover the issues in both Jewish and non-Jewish circles inside Israel. Continue reading “Russian Israelites, Are They Voting “Right”?”

In the blind-eye of the media; the role of women in the Syrian Civil War

20170306_183051 By Lola Scurlock

According to the UN, International Women’s Day is a global event to acknowledge progress made in women’s rights, to advocate for change and to proclaim the role of common women in altering the history of their nations and communities through acts of courage and determination. On the 8th of March, we will celebrate International Women’s Day and one of the top ongoing topics that will be discussed is the role of Syrian women in the Syrian Civil War.

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Exploitation of Refugees Left, Right, and Centre

mariam By Mariam Tuma

Since the “beginning” of the European Refugee Crisis, a term problematic in its own right, we have been bombarded with mass media campaigns trying to propagate a particular narrative on the issue. The construction of loaded terminology evoking particular emotions, ideologies, and reactions has characterised the very foundation of reporting on the issue.

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The Role of Civilian-Military Partnerships in Building Economic Stability

13612203_10206155636603188_4130233331516496311_n Gavin Davies

The large increase of refugees has been a formative moment in EU history. It has tested the capacity of states to meet the ideals held in human rights law, reconcile security with openness, and put a spotlight on the causes of terrorism. Continue reading “The Role of Civilian-Military Partnerships in Building Economic Stability”

The Illegal Hypocrisy of Johnson’s Foreign Policy

12195877_10205276510217831_6945065231375297840_n Kelli Jones

Last week, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson took to the despatch box to condemn violent atrocities taking place in Syria, stating that purposely attacking a hospital constituted war crimes, questioning the whereabouts of the Stop the war Coalition, and suggesting Russian actions in the area should be investigated and protested against. Continue reading “The Illegal Hypocrisy of Johnson’s Foreign Policy”