Sustainable & Inclusive Peace, Progress & Prosperity in the Middle East

This beautiful article of Jonathan Ofir, Israeli musician, conductor and blogger / writer based in Denmark was published on March 1, 2018 in Middle East. It is about an exceptional initiative, that of the launching of this One Solution Foundation on the same date. We at MENA-Forum, are certain this is going to have a […]

The “Foreign Hand”. Yes, let’s talk about it

As a preface to the very anecdotic article of The Conversation, here is as published on her Facebook page on February 19th, 2018, a small write-up of Salima Mimoune originally in French and titled The “Foreign Hand”. Yes, let’s talk about it . . .   I was going to say it’s fair enough!… (except […]

There are at least 14 different Kinds of Love

On February 14th of each year, most people celebrate Valentine’s Day. It was originally a day to celebrate Saint Valentinus, who performed weddings for soldiers who were not allowed to marry, but later on got to be generalised to all matters of emotional rapprochement between humans. In the meantime, here is Tim Lomas, of University […]

MENA’s Leaders adopting a realistically democratic stance

LAWFARE‘s Omphalos: Middle East Conflict in Perspective is about governance or about all MENA’s leaders adopting a realistically democratic stance in their respective governorship role and reform in depth. The US as an impartial leader seems especially after its recent failures or at least its non-convincing winning ‘walk in the park’ to hesitate as to […]

Iran: a new kind of protest movement is taking hold

In Iran, a new kind of protest movement is taking hold. When the news broke about a protest in Mashhad, Iran’s second largest city and a stronghold for the country’s religious hardliners, in the waning days of 2017 no one thought it would lead to a national rally against the government.

Translation project to rebuild Science in the Arab World

Paul Braterman, University of Glasgow has written this article on literally a re-enactment of a historical course of events that took place in the Middle East years or rather centuries back. The arguments put forward are doubly important because apart from their obvious meanings here, they send a message that was for various reasons ignored or […]