With curated multimedia series focused on hard hitting issues such climate change as well as current events, MENASource seeks to explore all facets of life in the region as affected by political, security, economic, and cultural issues.
Of particular focus and interest are the minorities, women, and the youth populations across the region and how they are affected by the changing environments.
Editor: Holly Dagres
Tue, Feb 23, 2021
The appointment of Ambassador Tim Lenderking as US Special Envoy to Yemen is the right step towards streamlining United States’ efforts internally and externally with allies to end the war, address its humanitarian impact, and avert the looming famine.
Tue, Feb 23, 2021
Any deal Russia strikes in Syria’s southern province will be volatile and temporary, given that resolving underlying conditions are impossible under the Bashar al-Assad regime and Russia’s direction.
Mon, Feb 22, 2021
The renewed US effort to engage with the Palestinian leadership comes against the backdrop of the past four years, during which the Mahmoud Abbas government found itself consistently on the defensive.
Interested in receiving regular content?
Sign up for the MENASource newsletter, highlighting pieces that follow democratic transitions and economic changes throughout the region.
Spotlight: 10 year anniversary of the Arab Spring
Wed, Feb 17, 2021
Ten years on, it’s important to dispel myths about why Libya went so wrong so as not to draw the wrong lessons.
Arab Spring by Borzou Daragahi
Wed, Jan 27, 2021
What distinguishes the past decade from other parts of contemporary Egyptian history is the growing interest in women’s rights among broader segments of Egyptian society, including non-ideological women with little to no experience in political or social activism. This has occurred despite the general oppressive atmosphere that has cast a dark shadow over the January 25th revolution and its memory.
Arab Spring by
Tue, Feb 9, 2021
The last decade successfully delivered Tunisian democracy, but it is increasingly apparent that democracy has not delivered for many Tunisians.
Spotlight: Modern Art and Expressionism
Thu, Sep 12, 2019
A local Syrian civil society organization, Kesh Malek, is focused on supplying humanitarian aid and services to Syrians throughout Syria. One of its successful media campaigns this year is the Syria Banksy project.
Thu, Jun 6, 2019
The art industry in the Middle East had historically flourished in the cultural capitals of the region namely Beirut, Baghdad, Damascus, and Cairo. Over the last few decades, the arts lost their foothold in these capitals due to conflict, repression, and ongoing security threats; specifically in Cairo and Damascus.
Fri, Jul 26, 2019
This week, Egypt has commemorated the 67th anniversary of the expulsion of King Farouk, the last conduit for British control and exploitation of Egypt, and the establishment of the Egyptian republic. The generations who witnessed and participated in the struggle against imperial Britain are no longer alive. Yet widespread aversion to that earlier period still runs deep among Egyptian citizens and officials.
Mon, Aug 5, 2019
Perhaps, it is unsurprising then, that political posters and street art became so ubiquitous in the Syrian Revolution. The regimes of the Middle East knew the political potential for art. For this reason, it has always been closely monitored.
Thu, Oct 3, 2019
Within this project, local volunteers planned and organized graffiti murals, based off of London artist and social commentator Banksy, reflecting on current events while tying in the Syrian conflict.
Tue, Nov 12, 2019
In 2011, Egyptians came out in unprecedented numbers to organize and build a revolution that inspired the region. One of the ways they did this was through street art. MENASource interviewed well-known Egyptian artist Ammar Abo Bakr on how street art began in Egypt and where it stands today.
The views expressed in MENASource are solely those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Atlantic Council, its staff, or its supporters.
If you are interested in submitting an article for publication or republishing any of our material, please contact us via email.