• Policy Analysis
    SomaliaConflicts and Conflict Resolution

    Somalia Continues to Face Crises on Several Fronts in 2023

    Jan 10, 2023Imad K. Harb

    Following the conclusion in spring 2022 of its parliamentary and presidential constitutional requirements, Somalia began the process of attempting to re-establ…

  • Policy Analysis
    SyriaGlobal Health and Health Policy

    The Captagon Problem in Saudi Arabia and Other Gulf States

    Over the past decade, the amphetamine fenethylline, widely known by the brand name Captagon, has increasingly become the drug of choice among the youth in Gulf…

  • Policy Analysis
    LebanonEnergy and Economics

    Lebanon Struggles to Pick up the Pieces After the Beirut Port Explosion

    Sep 9, 2022Yara M. Asi

    Lebanon’s independence in 1943 formally ended a 23-year French mandate backed by the League of Nations, a period that saw the consolidation of the country’s cu…

  • Policy Analysis
    Palestine/IsraelGlobal Health and Health Policy

    First, Do No Harm? The World Health Organization in the MENA Region

    Aug 26, 2022Yara M. Asi

    In June 2022, Richard Horton, the editor in chief of The Lancet, one of the world’s most well-regarded health and medical journals, published a short piece cal…

  • Policy Analysis
    The Horn of AfricaGlobal Health and Health Policy

    Child Marriage and Female Genital Mutilation in the MENA Region

    Jul 1, 2022Yara M. Asi

    On June 20, 2022, Egyptian college student Naira Ashraf was beaten and murdered by a man who had harassed and stalked her for years, despite her repeated rejec…

  • Policy Analysis
    Palestine/IsraelThe War in Ukraine

    Food Insecurity in Palestine and the Russia-Ukraine War: The Worst Is Yet to Come

    Jun 9, 2022Omar Shaban

    The potential impact of a drop in the supply of grain to global markets due to the ongoing Russia-Ukraine war has increased fears about food insecurity around …

  • External Readings
    Palestine/IsraelGlobal Health and Health Policy

    Brief Report on the Population of Palestine at the End of 2021

    Jan 3, 2022 Ola Awad

    Fourteen Million Total Number of Palestinians in the WorldThe estimated number of Palestinians at the end of 2021 was about 14 million: 5.3 million in the Stat…

  • External Readings
    Palestine/IsraelGlobal Health and Health Policy

    Systematic Discrimination and Fragmentation as Key Barriers to Palestinian Health and Healthcare

    Dec 1, 2021Medical Aid for Paestine

    We would like to encourage you to read the latest paper by Medical Aid for Palestine (MAP). Their new position paper describes how systematic discrimination an…

  • Op-Eds
    Palestine/IsraelGlobal Health and Health Policy

    The US media is touting Israel’s Covid recovery. But occupied Palestinians are left out

    Apr 13, 2021Yara M. Asi

    The US media has widely lauded Israel’s vaccine success - as a country in a “post-pandemic future” of concerts and indoor dining; as a country that could teach…

  • "In 2 Minutes" Series
    Palestine/IsraelGlobal Health and Health Policy

    In 2 Minutes: Contradictions in Israel’s Coronavirus Policies

    Mar 4, 2021Jonathan Kuttab

    Human Rights Lawyer Jonathan Kuttab explains why it is Israel's responsibility to provide the COVID-19 vaccines to millions of Palestinians under its occupatio…

  • Podcast
    Palestine/IsraelGlobal Health and Health Policy

    Vaccinations in Israel/Palestine: Inequality in the Fight against COVID

    Feb 9, 2021

    Yara Asi joins host Yousef Munnayer to discuss how Israel excluded Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza Strip from receiving the coronavirus vaccine. Yara M.…

  • Op-Eds

    Israel’s vaccine efforts are incomplete until they include Palestinians

    Jan 15, 2021Yara M. Asi

    Palestinians depend on Israel for lifesaving medical care not because of poverty but because of politics.