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Yemen’s Heritage at Risk

The relentless bombing campaign and human rights violations in Yemen on all sides have led to one of the worst humanitarian crises in the world.  There is another aspect of the conflict that should not be forgotten. Yemen has the richest and most varied archaeological and architectural history on the entire Arabian Peninsula. In addition to the loss More...

by Daniel Martin Varisco | Published 5 months ago
By Daniel Martin Varisco On Monday, January 29th, 2018

Hadi on the Ropes

Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, the last president of Yemen who was elected in an engineered referendum where he was the only candidate and expected to be a transitional figure, has little chance of ever returning from More...

By Daniel Martin Varisco On Sunday, January 28th, 2018

Camels in the News

The camel, once referred to as the “ship of the desert” for the Arabian Peninsula, is one of the most enduring icons of Arabia. As Richard Bulliet argued almost half a century ago, the camel became the beast More...

By Daniel Martin Varisco On Thursday, January 25th, 2018

A New Front in Yemen’s War

As the brutal Saudi-led campaign against the Huthis, who control an area in which most Yemenis live, drags on close to the end of a third year, the likelihood that the allegedly “legitimate” president Abdrabbu More...

By Daniel Martin Varisco On Saturday, January 13th, 2018

Qat and Famine in Yemen

The Economist recently posted a short article called Qat-Wrenching: The Drug that is Starving Yemen. The byline reads “Famine in Yemen could be avoided if the men chewed less qat.” It is bad enough that the More...

By Daniel Martin Varisco On Thursday, January 11th, 2018

Just a Video Game?

This is the generation of gamers, from Grand Theft Auto to World of Warcraft, a generation hooked on action-packed video games. Most are fantasy, but there are also the ones that simulate wars and real events of More...

By Daniel Martin Varisco On Thursday, December 21st, 2017

Get Ready for Trumpageddon

The unilateral decision by U.S. President Donald Trump to move the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem has ignited a political backlash throughout the Middle East. Not surprisingly, this major shift in U.S. More...

By Ingrid Eckerman On Wednesday, December 20th, 2017

Sju skäl att stoppa utvisningarna till Afghanistan

Vi är många som är tacksamma för att Sverige tagit emot flyktingar som bidragit till vårt välstånd och Sveriges utveckling. Det är nu två år sedan Stefan Löfven och Åsa Romson presenterade den nya tillfälliga More...

By Daniel Martin Varisco On Friday, December 8th, 2017

Bedouins on Mars

A recent video posted on youtube by the UAE for the World Government Summit of 2017 announced the Emerati version of Star Trek. Given its recent entry into the space race, the oil-fluent UAE appears to be planning More...

By Daniel Martin Varisco On Sunday, December 3rd, 2017

Have the Houthis lost Yemen?

The past few days have seen an escalation of fighting in Sanaa, Yemen. It seems that at last former President Ali Abdullah Salih has turned on the Houthis, with whom he made an alliance over three years ago to regain More...