November 25 Issue

American Reset?

The next U.S. president will have to take on the Middle East. But do contenders know their Baghdad from their Basra? BY Roshanak Taghavi, Safa Joudeh, Ammar Abdullah, Suadad Al Salhy and Maher Abu Khater It is a truth universally acknowledged that when it comes to the Middle East, pragmatism trumps idealism for U.S. presidents. The 2016 U.S. contenders make no bones about operating from the same playbook. “I really don’t have much of a view on the current candidates, except that they make Saturday Night Live look like a drama,” Saudi Arabia’s Prince Mohammed K.A. Al Faisal told Newsweek Middle East. It’s a view shared by many (Read More)

Inside Cover

A Divided House

By Mohammed A. Salih Kurdistan’s future looks bleak, threatened by political rifts Hawre, 24, is struggling to make ends meet by…

Features

Les Misérables

Are aid agencies in Lebanon profiting off the back of refugees? BY Martin Jay Huddled under makeshift ‘tent houses’ nestled…

Robotic Surgery

A Lebanese immigrant leads U.S. OB-GYN robotic surgeons BY Mostapha Raad Despite growing up in a troubled country where chances…

Prison Break

The city of Taiz in Yemen has turned into a veritable prison for its residents BY Nasser Al Sakkaf After…

On Solid Ground

Kashmir promotes promising investment opportunities BY Arfa Shahid Dubai’s real estate developer, Emaar, is eyeing possible investment opportunities in India’s…

Music from a Bygone Era

An archivist turns his love of ancient music from the region to an institute that is dedicated to preserving songs…

DOWNTIME

The Royal Treatment

Hyderabad’s Falaknuma Palace, once the home of the richest man in the world, is now a hotel even the untitled…