What lessons does the Iranian uprising offer for the region?

By Mohammed Abu Dalhoum – Dec 17, 2022 In early November, the chief Iranian investigator in charge of interrogating youth detainees said that he had spent his entire life questioning…

Can the Iran protests bring about regime change?

By Mohammed Abu Dalhoum – Oct 26, 2022 For the past five weeks, Iranian women and youth have been protesting against the regime, demanding freedom and intrinsic, fundamental change to…

Iraq’s necessary evil may see it move beyond sectarianism

By Mohammed Abu Dalhoum – Aug 09, 2022 A Shiite-Shiite collision. This is how the recent turn of events in Iraq can be described. Following the announcement of Mohammed Shia…

Kingdom’s Mideast alliances hold the key to security

By Mohammed Abu Dalhoum – Aug 05, 2022 Two recent events have truly cemented Saudi Arabia’s position as a regional political power, perhaps more than anything before. First, US President…

How to end the Arab jobs crisis

By Mohammed Abu Dalhoum – Jul 16, 2022 By most measures, unemployment in the Arab world has become one of the most important challenges facing the region, especially in the…

Strategic planning — walking a very risky tight rope

By Mohammed Abu Dalhoum – Jul 06, 2022 Following the Arab Spring, governments in the region became keen on producing long-term national development plans. Such top-down visions, regardless of the…

Middle East’s response to climate risk is going backwards

By Mohammed Abu Dalhoum – Jun 10, 2022 Tensions flared last week on the eve of this year’s World Environment Day, as Hezbollah’s deputy leader Naim Qassem proclaimed the group’s…

Give the ‘children of conflict’ their seat at the table

By Mohammed Abu Dalhoum – Jun 04, 2022 In terms of numbers alone, the Arab world is unfortunately experiencing more conflicts than ever before, whether armed confrontations or financial crises….

How to counter the West’s refugee double standards

By Mohammed Abu Dalhoum – Apr 22, 2022 Perhaps the only positive in the midst of a grim Russian invasion of Ukraine has been the universal outpouring of support to…

Investment in youth key to increasing productivity in Arab world

By Mohammed Abu Dalhoum – Apr 16, 2022 In a working paper published in 2005, Ashraf Ghani, Clare Lockhart and Michael Carnahan discussed 10 core functions a state must deliver…