X Welcome to International Affairs Forum

International Affairs Forum a platform to encourage a more complete understanding of the world's opinions on international relations and economics. It presents a cross-section of all-partisan mainstream content, from left to right and across the world.

By reading International Affairs Forum, not only explore pieces you agree with but pieces you don't agree with. Read the other side, challenge yourself, analyze, and share pieces with others. Most importantly, analyze the issues and discuss them civilly with others.

And, yes, send us your essay or editorial! Students are encouraged to participate.

Please enter and join the many International Affairs Forum participants who seek a better path toward addressing world issues.
Mon. July 22, 2024
Get Published   |   About Us   |   Donate   | Login
International Affairs Forum
IAF Editorials: Hotspots: Middle East

1-30 IAF Editorials articles displayed
for the Hotspots/Middle East Topic

Just or unjust War: An analysis of Hamas 7th October Attack
Just or unjust War: An analysis of Hamas 7th October Attack
Author explores the question of whether the war in Gaza is just or unjust. By Fahad Abdullah. (06/15/2024) Read More...


Syria's Dilemma: From a Civil War to a Drug War
Syria's Dilemma: From a Civil War to a Drug War

President Bashar Al-Assad problematic efforts to harness illicit captagon trade should force Syria out of the Arab League. By Shahd Sharaf. (03/23/2024)

Read More...


Establishing Negative Peace: Lessons from the Past for Israel
Establishing Negative Peace: Lessons from the Past for Israel

Lessons can be learned from the Libyan intervention and historical experiences that can be applied to the conflict in Gaza. By Triveni Fotedar. (12/29/2023)

Read More...


Letter to the Editor: Israel’s “Friendship” with Russia was Always a Farce
Letter to the Editor: Israel’s “Friendship” with Russia was Always a Farce

Russia's uneasy reactions to Israel, in light of the Israeli-Hamas conflict. By Logan M. Williams. (11/10/2023)

Read More...


The Daunting Question: Is Israel Playing Against Itself?
The Daunting Question: Is Israel Playing Against Itself?

Author reevaluates Israel's present military strategy. By Katarina Sikimic Martinovic. (11/07/2023)

Read More...


Palestine: The Land Deserves Peace
Palestine: The Land Deserves Peace

Author calls for a peaceful solution to be found soon in the Palestinan conflict. By yamna khajjak. (10/28/2023)

Read More...


Extremism in Israel and Palestine: A Roadblock to Peace
Extremism in Israel and Palestine: A Roadblock to Peace

Extremism is pulling the Middle East apart. By Iuri M. Piovezan. (10/23/2023)

Read More...


Russia Stays Silent, Abandoning Israel in the Face of Hamas' Brutal Attack on Innocent Civilians
Russia Stays Silent, Abandoning Israel in the Face of Hamas' Brutal Attack on Innocent Civilians

Russia has abandoned the “partnership” it claimed to have with Israel. By Logan M. Williams. (10/20/2023)

Read More...


Hamas Attack on China
Hamas Attack on China

Ramifications of the Hamas attack on Israel extend geopolitically around the world. By Dr. Manlio Graziano. (10/09/2023)

Read More...


A Minor Issue with Global Consequences
A Minor Issue with Global Consequences

Can a Middle East deal be reached? By Dr. Alexander Loengarov. (09/27/2023)

Read More...


3rd Anniversary of the Abraham Accords
3rd Anniversary of the Abraham Accords

Reflecting on the Abraham Accords. By Amr Wagdy. (09/26/2023)

Read More...


Palestinian Terror is Not an Act of Fate
Palestinian Terror is Not an Act of Fate

To makes strides towards peace, Israelis and Palestinians must find balance and acceptance of their respective narratives. By Dr. Alexander Loengarov. (09/19/2023)

Read More...


The one-state solution in the Israel-Palestine conflict boils down to institutionalizing the status quo. Only a two-state solution is desirable.
The one-state solution in the Israel-Palestine conflict boils down to institutionalizing the status quo. Only a two-state solution is desirable.

Rather than choosing the one-state solution out of pragmatism and leaving Palestinians to a miserable fate, the international community should carry working on the two-state solution. By Adrien Dan... Read More...



Iran-Saudi Peace Deal: Opportunities for Pakistan
Iran-Saudi Peace Deal: Opportunities for Pakistan

The Iran-Saudi rapprochement may provide Pakistan with numerous opportunities.  How so? By Maria Mansab. (04/11/2023)

Read More...


Reconsidering the Middle East: The Fate of Generation 1979 and Another Hiatus
Reconsidering the Middle East: The Fate of Generation 1979 and Another Hiatus

‘Generation 1979’ and its influnce on the Middle East's political and social landscape. By Saaq Iqbal. (04/06/2023)

Read More...


A Sandstorm is Imminent in the Arab World
A Sandstorm is Imminent in the Arab World

A political sandstorm is imminent in the Arab World, and it is bringing unification, sought-out alliances, reestablishment of ties, and a call to greater peace with it. By Muhammad Abdullah Hamid. ... Read More...



Erdogan’s War? Analysing Turkish Motivations for Possible Syrian Invasion
Erdogan’s War? Analysing Turkish Motivations for Possible Syrian Invasion

What are the possibilities for Turkish invasion of Syria? By Nivan Bagchi. (01/18/2022)

Read More...


Revolutions Reversed
Revolutions Reversed

Reflecting on the Arab Sprint and its impacts. By Damilare Oyebobola. (01/02/2023)

Read More...


Emotions and Unlearnt Lessons – Ukraine and Beyond
Emotions and Unlearnt Lessons – Ukraine and Beyond

Author examines how current events in the Ukrainian-Russian scene are depicted in mainstream Western media, what this teaches us about our way of looking at international affairs, and how we can tr... Read More...



A Static Strategy in a Dynamic World: Expect Israel to Mow the Grass Again
A Static Strategy in a Dynamic World: Expect Israel to Mow the Grass Again

Israel's strategy in Gaza and its implications. By Albin Touma. (07/08/2021)

Read More...


Oman Protests: Larger Implications of Structural Economic Changes and Political Crisis in the Gulf
Oman Protests: Larger Implications of Structural Economic Changes and Political Crisis in the Gulf

What do the protests in Oman say about the state of the Middle East? By Falit Sijariya. (06/19/2021)

Read More...


The Syrian Elections: Like Father, Like Son
The Syrian Elections: Like Father, Like Son

Examining Bashar al-Assad's election and its ramifications.  By Omar S. Abdellatif. (06/17/2021)

Read More...


The Palestinian-Israeli Conflict: What Next?
The Palestinian-Israeli Conflict: What Next?

What are the implications from the recent Palestinian-Israeli conflict? By Dr. Sohail Mahmood.  (05/17/2021) 

Read More...


Boogaloo Bois and al-Hashd al-Shaabi: Two Sides of the Same Coin
Boogaloo Bois and al-Hashd al-Shaabi: Two Sides of the Same Coin

Examining commonalities between insurgent forces and U.S. far-right groups.  What are the effects on each state?  By Blake Vieira. (10/12/2020)

Read More...


After four months of Hariri’s stepdown, Lebanon's Revolution: A Revolution of Counter-Productivity
After four months of Hariri’s stepdown, Lebanon's Revolution: A Revolution of Counter-Productivity

What have been the real impacts of the Lebanese revolutionary movement?  By Omar S. Abdellatif. (06/09/2020)

Read More...


Controlling Coronavirus and Egypt’s Government
Controlling Coronavirus and Egypt’s Government

Controlling power in Egypt during the COVID-19 crisis.  By Maria Ahmed. (05/21/2020)

Read More...


Removing Assad
Removing Assad

What are the implications of removing the Assad government in Syria?  By Shannon Sutherland. (05/18/2020)

Read More...


“Transparent war” against ghosts of war
“Transparent war” against ghosts of war

War and the battle of disinformation in the Syrian conflict.  By Theodor Zima. (10/18/2019)

Read More...


It is Time for A Gulf Area Peace Conference
It is Time for A Gulf Area Peace Conference

Recent events in the Middle East are a call for a Persian Gulf area peace conference to happen soon.  By Jack Pearce. (09/17/2019)

Read More...


Maybe What Saudi Arabia Needs is a Royal Buyout
Maybe What Saudi Arabia Needs is a Royal Buyout

Would a buyout of the Royal Family benefit Saudi Arabia? By Jack Pearce. (04/25/2018)

Read More...


1-30 | 31-60 | 61-82



Contact Us | About Us | Donate | Terms & Conditions Twitter Facebook Get Alerts Get Published

All Rights Reserved. Copyright 2002 - 2024