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Georgetown University benefactor and Saudi billionaire investor Prince Alwaleed bin Talal donated $20 million in 2005 to endow the Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding.

Georgetown Benefactor Detained in Saudi Arrests

A late-night wave of arrests in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on Nov. 4 swept up prominent Georgetown University benefactor and Saudi billionaire investor Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, alongside dozens of influential businessmen, politicians and royals. Prince Alwaleed, who donated $20 million in 2005 to endow the Alwaleed Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding,[Read More…]

by November 9, 2017 4 comments Campus News, City News, News, News - Top
Wasil Rezk

REZK: Egypt Must Balance Regional Alliances

The Syrian civil war has not only been a point of contention between the United States and Russia, but has also entangled regional powers in the Middle East, such as Saudi Arabia and Egypt. The two countries have typically been strong allies not just politically, but also through culture and[Read More…]

by November 29, 2016 2 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top

Duality of Cultures Within Art

At first glance, the city of Amman is everything you would expect in the Middle East: military tanks at the airports, women in scarves, people staring at obvious foreigners and quickly hushed criticisms of the government. When I first arrived, it appeared as though Jordan, like the rest of the Middle[Read More…]

by October 4, 2016 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
Wasil Rezk

REZK: Reforms Combat Radicalization

Today, the presence of the so-called Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq threatens not only the Middle East, but the entire world. The terrorist organization has conquered vast areas of Iraq and Syria through fear and mass killings and has succeeded in carrying out acts of terror in Western[Read More…]

by September 20, 2016 4 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top

GREGORY: The Convoluted Kurdish Question

Every time a politician suggests a new approach to Middle East policy, the Kurdish ethnic group comes up as an unlikely ally. “We need to arm the Kurds now,” Sen. Ted Cruz (R – Texas) said in September. “We need to directly arm the Kurds,” former governor Jeb Bush (R[Read More…]

by April 26, 2016 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top

GREGORY: Two Foes And A Fragile Alliance

Istanbul’s Istiklal Street is the city’s main commercial thoroughfare, containing a variety of businesses and connecting the famous landmarks Taksim Square and Galata Tower. On weekends, around 3 million people traverse its time-worn cobblestones; locals hurry to work while tourists examine storefront displays or escape the crowds at outdoor cafes.[Read More…]

by April 12, 2016 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
Bring the Security of Iraq to the Forefront

Bring the Security of Iraq to the Forefront

One of the most common criticisms of the current United States strategy in Iraq is that President Obama does not have any strategy. This is false. Though by no means sufficient, some measures — military aid, airstrikes against Islamic State group targets, economic sanctions and the promotion of regional cooperation[Read More…]

by February 2, 2016 3 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top

A New Form of Gender Inequality

Rabat, Morocco — Picture this: rows of tables line the cafe’s outer wall, and wooden chairs face out onto the street. On any given weekday, dozens of men can be found seated comfortably outside, sipping on their espressos and staring blankly at passersby. Walk around the city and, rest assured,[Read More…]

by November 9, 2015 0 comments Chatter, Opinion

Byman Discusses Foreign Fighters in MOOC Lecture

The first lecture of School of Foreign Service Senior Associate Dean for Undergraduate Affairs Daniel Byman’s Terrorism and Counterterrorism Massive Online Open Course took place at the Mortara Center for International Studies Monday evening. Drawing more than 40 attendees, the course is part of the second wave of MOOCs introduced[Read More…]

by September 22, 2015 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
Travelled Perspective

Travelled Perspective

In “Roughing It,” Mark Twain wrote: “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness.” I have been lucky this year to travel to places — both in the United States and abroad — that few other people have had the privilege to see. All this wandering has opened my mind[Read More…]

by August 16, 2015 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top