The Arab World’s Rocket Man

September 14, 2020

The Cold War between Iran and the Arab World

January 25, 2019

In this edition of The Interview, Fair Observer talks to Nader Hashemi, director of the Center for Middle East Studies at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver. The rivalry between Iran and the Arab world is nothing new. The 1979 revolution turned the previously...

The Arab World and Colonialism

January 23, 2019

Sovereignty and unity are much desired but rarely achieved goals, as the history of the Arab League demonstrates. In the ever evolving complexity of relationships in the Middle East, Al Jazeera published an interview in March 2018 with Middle East scholar Sean Yom that focuses on the changing...

Sheikhs and Stereotypes in American Media

January 24, 2013

Dr. Jack Shaheen has been shattering Arab stereotypes in American popular culture since 1975. “When I watch a movie and the bad guy’s not an Arab, I’m relieved,” Dr. Jack Shaheen admitted to his audience at Los Angeles’ Levantine Cultural Center during a talk in late December. He...

The Arab Peace Initiative: Worth Reexamination

November 02, 2012

Choosing the route of negotiating on the basis of the Arab Peace Initiative with an Arab world undergoing change, would prove to be a sensible strategy for Israel. For better or worse, the public discourse in Israel has recently focused exclusively on the nuclearization of Iran. However,...

What Would Mitt Romney Mean for the Middle East?

October 10, 2012

By Katie Gonzalez Scholars and experts say his foreign policy would be a "catastrophe" for the Middle East, but also hint that Romney the candidate and Romney the president may not be one and the same. As the United States presidential election nears, former Massachusetts Governor...