Middle Eastern Strides in Tennis

US Open, Regional Expansion With the U.S. Open coming to a close last Sunday, September 10, conversations have been filled with new and existing household names — European players such as Novak Djokovic and Carlos Alcaraz and American players such as Ben Sheldon, Taylor Fritz, and Coco Gauff. However, although it is an exciting time […]

Identity Reclamation and Preservation Through Art: Syrian and Palestinian Refugees in Jordan

With the traditional Palestinian scarf, keffiyeh, affixed to their heads, eleven men clasped hands and led the Levantine folk dance known as dabke. Together, they form the Al-Ajaweed dabke troupe comprising Palestinian refugees in Jordan. In synchronized steps, they stepped forward, stomped their feet, crossed one leg over the other, and performed a small hop. […]

Gulf Agricultural Investments in Sudan

An Overview: Context and Key Questions In some parts of Sudan, there is foreign-owned land for as far as the eye can see. Evidenced by the almost 800,000 hectares of land acquisitions in Sudan, the Gulf states’ interest in agricultural investments in central Africa has increased over the past few years along cycles of economic […]