With his dad in the Middle East, this NC State RB used football to stay busy

With his dad in the Middle East, this NC State RB used football to stay busy

Brady Bodine isn’t the biggest, strongest or fastest player on the N.C. State football team, but he may be the most respected. Bodine is the kind of selfless player that provides the underpinning for successful programs. A former walk-on, the running back earned a scholarship last year and has been a leader on the Pack’s […]

Uber CEO plans investment in India, Middle East

Uber CEO plans investment in India, Middle East

Uber is “deliberately investing” in products like Uber Eats and Pool as well as “high-potential” markets in the Middle East and India even as the cab hailing app saw its losses widening year-on-year in the June 2018 quarter. The US-based company’s adjusted losses before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation declined 24% to $404 million in […]

Seatrade Maritime Middle East 2018 to highlight significance of cybersecurity in global maritime sector

Seatrade Maritime Middle East 2018 to highlight significance of cybersecurity in global maritime sector

Seatrade Maritime Middle East – the maritime meeting place for the Middle East held biennially in Dubai – is set to tackle the pertinent issue of cybersecurity in the increasingly technology-dependent global maritime industry in light of the costly, growing attacks targeting major international shipping companies. To be held at the Dubai World Trade Centre […]

Five years after Rabaa: From generation protest to generation violence

Five years after Rabaa: From generation protest to generation violence

On 14 August 2013, Egyptian security forces raided two large sit-ins that were occupied for six weeks by those protesting the military coup that removed Mohammed Morsi, Egypt’s first democratically elected president. The raids were described by Human Rights Watch as “one of the world’s largest killings of demonstrators in a single day in recent […]

The unintended consequences of US disengagement in the Middle East

The unintended consequences of US disengagement in the Middle East

An Arab diplomat recently chided an American audience for speculating about what “the new Middle East” may look like. Open your eyes, he said: The new Middle East is already here. And, personally, I fear its baseline expectation is that American power and values won’t matter the way they once did. The diplomat was Yousef […]

Erdogan says Turkey will boycott US electronic products

Erdogan says Turkey will boycott US electronic products

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced on Tuesday that Turkey will boycott American electronics, hours after the US temporarily suspended military aircraft sales to Ankara as tensions between the two countries escalated. “We will boycott US electronic goods,” Erdogan said in a televised speech. “If [the US] have the iPhone, there’s Samsung on the other side,” he […]

Gender and Politics in the Middle East to be Offered for Fall 2018

Gender and Politics in the Middle East to be Offered for Fall 2018

Photo Submitted Are you interested in the complexities of women’s political lives in the Middle East and North Africa?  Shirin Saeidi, assistant professor of political science will be teaching an introductory course studying gender roles, relations, and identities and how they are constructed, negotiated, and experienced during different political moments.  Through this […]

Iran detains scores accused of corruption amid spiraling rial devaluation

Iran detains scores accused of corruption amid spiraling rial devaluation

The rial’s value has collapsed since April, with Tehran struggling to control the impact of the foreign exchange black market in the country (Reuters) Iran’s judiciary said on Sunday that 67 people have been arrested in recent weeks as part of a corruption crackdown approved by supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. More than 100 government […]

Europe is an Obstacle to Middle East Peace

Europe is an Obstacle to Middle East Peace

Photo Credit: Wiki Commons German Foreign Minister Steinmeier, EU High Representative Mogherini and Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif in Vienna {Originally posted to the MIDA website} After centuries of colonialism and the devastating Second World War, Europe emerged as a self-appointed superpower of peace and human rights. However, instead of supporting peaceful sister democracies like Israel, […]

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