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Iran’s 2022-23 Protests: Why Has the Regime Survived?

The answer to this question can, in part, be found in the institutionalized nature of the Islamic Republic as well as the regime’s externalization of the crisis, ruthlessness, and pragmatism.

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Women in Afghanistan are Inspired, Emboldened by Protests in Iran

The women-led uprising in Iran unified diverse groups of Iranians and drew support from across the world. It is now motivating Afghan women to pluck up the courage and push back against the Taliban.

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The Iraqi Judiciary: Undermined by Violent Intimidation, Corruption, and Politicization

The judiciary, reflecting the lack of security and pervasive corruption in all branches of the Iraqi government, has become a tool in the hands of criminal elements and political players, often cooperating with militia elements, intent on gaining greater power wealth rather than advancing the rule of law.

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Iran’s 2022-23 Protests in Perspective

More widespread, protracted, and violent, the evolution of protests under the Islamic Republic suggests a dangerous trajectory for the regime.

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What It Means to be a Woman Crime Fiction Novelist

Best-selling Kuwaiti author Fadwa Al Taweel shares her experiences as a woman crime fiction novelist and offers insight into the state of crime fiction novels in the Arab world.

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Saudi Women in the Workforce

Saudi Arabia has made significant progress on women’s rights and labor force participation, but there is still a lot of work to do.

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Palestine Activism in the World Cup

Actions of fans at the World Cup have brought world attention to the issue of Palestine, a result both of activism in Qatar in the run-up to the tournament and a lack of popular enthusiasm in the region to normalizing relations with Israel.

The 2022 World Cup is a Win for GCC Cooperation

For many of Qatar’s neighbors, the World Cup has been an economic boon, potentially paving the way for future cooperation.

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