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Polls can be Appalling

The BBC has just released results of a BBC poll with the following take-away: “Arabs are increasingly saying they are no longer religious, according to the largest and most in-depth survey undertaken of the Middle East and North Africa.” Given the poll predictions of a Clinton victory over Trump in the 2016 U.S. election, one should not More...

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By Daniel Martin Varisco On Sunday, May 26th, 2019

Chewing on the “Khat” Issue

Before the recent conflict and humanitarian crisis in Yemen, the most likely story in the media about Yemen generally had to do with the stimulant qāt, usually glossed as “khat” in English. The plant in question More...

By Eva Märta Granqvist On Monday, April 22nd, 2019

Deporterad kristen homosexuell har hittats döende i Kabul

“ETT VÄRDIGT, SÄKERT OCH ORDNAT ÅTERVÄNDANDE”, så lyder en av många falskklingande fraser i Sveriges återtagandeavtal med Afghanistan – ett av världens farligaste, fattigaste och mest More...

By Daniel Martin Varisco On Monday, March 18th, 2019

In a Pig’s Bloody Eye

It is tempting, oh so tempting, just to ignore the insanity of President Donald Trump’s torrent of tweets. When someone accumulates a set of lies in less than three years that is rapidly on its way to 1,000, More...

By Daniel Martin Varisco On Thursday, January 10th, 2019

Open Bible, Closed Mind

The current U.S. Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, a former CIA director and congressman, gave a speech Thursday, January 10, at the American University of Cairo. He began by pointing out that he was an evangelical More...

By Daniel Martin Varisco On Sunday, January 6th, 2019

I dvrc u

The surreal Saudi reform inaugurated by the Crown Prince MBS to give women more rights (at least some rights) has a new twist. In addition to being able to drive a car and to attend some football games (obviously More...

By Ingrid Eckerman On Thursday, January 3rd, 2019

Psykisk ohälsa måste förebyggas med permanenta uppehållstillstånd

Permanenta uppehållstillstånd är en förutsättning för så gott psykiskt hälsotillstånd som möjligt hos flyktingar. Asylsökande barn och ungdomar är i riskzonen för psykisk ohälsa. Redan innan de More...

By Ingrid Eckerman On Friday, December 14th, 2018

Ge kommunerna resurser till integration!

Staten måste ge kommunerna resurser att ta hand om ensamkommande ungdomar på ett sätt som gynnar deras studier. Upp till 9 000 ensamkommande kan komma att få uppehållstillstånd för gymnasiestudier. När de More...

By Daniel Martin Varisco On Friday, December 7th, 2018

Peace Talks and War Talk

Sweden is the site for the current negotiations between the so-called legitimate government of Yemen, with Mansur al-Hadi as the ongoing interim president, and the Huthis, a movement also known as Ansar Allah, who More...

By Abdul G On Monday, November 12th, 2018

EU must immediately stop deportation to Afghanistan

I have been receiving worrying text and voice messages from returnees who are either themselves stuck in Jaghori and Malistan, or are concerned about their families facing threat to their lives every passing moment. The More...