Make Art, Not War

The Intelligent Optimist   
July 31st, 2013

Make Art, Not War

The civil war raging in Syria has not only fractured the country in half, but has devastated Syrian families across the nation. Because the fighting has only become more intense, many Syrian civilians have escaped to places like the Zaatari refugee camp. Many of these displaced individuals are younger than 18. AptART, an NGO, is aiming to work with these youngsters to bring a little more color in the camp.

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Arab Women’s Unfinished Revolution

PROJECTSYNDICATE   
March 1st, 2013

Arab Women’s Unfinished Revolution

Despite participation in the Arab Spring protests that bean in late 2010, women across the Middle East remain second-class citizens and fear the loss of rights on a daily basis. However, more movements and efforts to integrate women into political and economic life are underway.

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Kurds Have New Hopes Amid Mideast Changes

Voice of America   
November 16th, 2012

Kurds Have New Hopes Amid Mideast Changes

Across the Middle East, Kurdish factions are taking steps to control their destinies.

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Hopeful Harvest: Food and Agriculture as a Foundation for Peace in Northern Afghanistan

The Solutions Journal   
September 26th, 2012

Hopeful Harvest: Food and Agriculture as a Foundation for Peace in Northern Afghanistan

Though the country of Afghanistan as a whole meets many criteria as a “failed state,” local livelihoods, like those in the Northern Badakhshan region, are often vibrant and successful.

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Public Lighting Made More Sustainable

Gulf News   
July 23rd, 2012

Public Lighting Made More Sustainable

The installed lights conform to sustainability standards specified in Abu Dhabi emirate’s Sustainable Public Lighting Strategy. “The application of this lighting strategy will reduce total lighting costs by as much as 40 per cent over the next 20 years,” said Abdullah Al Shamsi.

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The Art Of Survival In Post-Saddam Iraq

50.50   
April 15th, 2013

The Art Of Survival In Post-Saddam Iraq

A decade after the Iraq war, the legacy of violence still remains. However, artists are using film, painting, and poetry to express the conflicts and experiences of the country in a new way.

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Gaza Residents Relieved On Day One Of Cease-Fire

VoiceofAmerica   
November 22nd, 2012

Gaza Residents Relieved On Day One Of Cease-Fire

Residents of the Gaza Strip enjoyed their first peaceful night in a week after Israel and Palestinian militants agreed to a cease-fire.

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What You Won’t Hear in the Presidential Debates: Real Middle East Peace Solutions

good.is   
October 16th, 2012

What You Won’t Hear in the Presidential Debates: Real Middle East Peace Solutions

A large part of addressing Middle East peace means talking about it—something both of these presidential campaigns just can’t seem to do.

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Iran NAM Summit Sends Message of Peace

Tehran Times   
August 25th, 2012

Iran NAM Summit Sends Message of Peace

Never before, it seems, have the words of Fidel Castro resonated with such urgency, when the Cuban leader declared at a previous summit in 1979 that the international movement stood for “national independence, sovereignty, territorial integrity and security of non-aligned countries” in their “struggle against imperialism and all forms of foreign aggression”.

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Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority Organises Sustainability Exhibition Eco Future

AME info   
July 8th, 2012

Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority Organises Sustainability Exhibition Eco Future

The exhibition is divided into six sections including Drinking, Eating, Enjoying, Moving, Building and Future City, which all look at how changing climates and resources could affect people’s lives.

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