Politics & Society

Bidoon in Kuwait Living Without a State

Bidoon in Kuwait: Living Without a State

Categorized as “illegal” residents, Kuwait’s stateless population (called “Bidoon”) are denied citizenship, despite many of them having been born in Kuwait. While Kuwaiti citizens receive financial and social benefits from the wealthy state, Bidoon are denied even basic social services by virtue of their lack of citizenship.
Saudi Lobbying Blocks Listing on EU Dirty Money Blacklist

Saudi Lobbying Blocks Listing on EU Dirty Money Blacklist

Saudi Arabia has won a major battle in Europe through concerted lobbying efforts to reverse its inclusion in the EU’s “blacklist,” intended to penalize countries which fail to combat terrorism financing and money laundering and encourage them to take measures to reform lax regulatory systems.
Trump’s Ongoing Political Predicament Saudi-UAE Coalition Transfers U.S. Arms to Al-Qaeda in Yemen

Trump’s Ongoing Political Predicament: Saudi-UAE Coalition Transfers U.S. Arms to Al-Qaeda in Yemen

Saudi Arabia and the UAE are supplying U.S. military equipment to al-Qaeda-linked groups in Yemen. The Trump administration now finds itself in a predicament as Congress demands answers to justify this disastrous development.
Another bin Laden to Lead al-Qaeda as ISIS Faces Imminent Collapse

Another bin Laden to Lead al-Qaeda as ISIS Faces Imminent Collapse

Hamza bin Laden, son of the deceased founder of al-Qaeda, Osama bin Laden, is emerging as the group’s next leader. After having been stripped of his Saudi citizenship, he is currently stateless and already one of the U.S.’ most wanted individuals. Who is Hamza, and what led the U.S. to designate him a global terrorist?
Assassinated President Al-Hamdi Remains Yemen’s Founder in the People’s Collective Memory

Assassinated President Al-Hamdi Remains Yemen’s Founder in the People’s Collective Memory

During his three-year rule of North Yemen in the 1970s, President Ibrahim al-Hamdi was able to plant the idea of ​​a modern nation-state in the minds of the Yemeni people. Decades after his assassination,Yemenis are still demanding a criminal investigation to identify his killers.
28 Years After Iraq Invaded Kuwait Hundreds Are Still Missing or Unaccounted For

28 Years After Iraq Invaded Kuwait Hundreds Are Still Missing or Unaccounted For

Hundreds of people from different backgrounds disappeared during the seven-month Iraqi occupation of Kuwait. Although the First Gulf War ended 28 years ago, families are still waiting for answers about the fate of their loved ones. To this day, there is little to no information on their whereabouts.
Baby of British Teenage ISIS Bride Dies Days After UK Government Revokes Her Citizenship

Baby of British Teenage ISIS Bride Dies Days After UK Government Revokes Her Citizenship

In unilaterally revoking Shamima Begum’s UK citizenship, the British government is taking an extremely dangerous direction that contravenes the principles of democracy and international law.
After Algeria’s President Withdraws Re-election Bid, What Next

After Algeria’s President Withdraws Re-election Bid, What Next?

In response to three weeks of increasing mass protests, ailing Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika announced that he will not seek a fifth term in office and that elections will be postponed until a national conference on political and constitutional reform is held.
The Case of Ilhan Omar and the Silencing of Israel’s Critics

The Case of Ilhan Omar and the Silencing of Israel’s Critics

While Ilhan Omar’s lazy or ill-informed language may have reinforced anti-Semitic tropes, across the West the charge of anti-Semitism is being weaponized to discredit the Left and bury elementary political truths.
January’s Asian Cup Semi-Final Soccer Match Further Inflamed UAE-Qatar Tensions

January’s Asian Cup Semi-Final Soccer Match Further Inflamed UAE-Qatar Tensions

The ongoing diplomatic and political crisis between Qatar and the UAE, which began in June 2017, overshadowed the UAE-hosted Asian Cup 2019.