The Arabian Union and why it doesn’t exist

Paweldotio, Unsplash Cultural similarities, historical connections, and the same spoken language. At first glance, the countries of the Arab world seem to enjoy good circumstances for a regional economic integration similar to the European Union. The countries are young and the borders separating them do not stem primarily from interstate

Hanging in the balance – Afghanistan’s women in fear as the country enters a new political era

ArmyAmber, Pixabay Wandering the streets of Kabul, Afghanistan in the 1960’s, one could have passed by women wearing miniskirts, walking alongside their male friends on their way to their university classes. Much has happened since then. The country has been in a state of conflict for nearly 40 years, and

Yemen’s crisis: seven years of bombstorms, seven years of stalemate

Ibrahem Qasim, Wikimedia Commons Ten years ago, an unprecedented wave of social movements, sparked by weariness, hope, and a yearning for liberty and justice, led to the uprooting of several autocratic regimes in the Arab world. The mantra “the people want the fall of the regime” inspired millions of people to

To The Frontline and Beyond. Portraits of Swedish War Correspondents

PART 3: Niclas Hammarström & Magnus Falkehed In a new interview series, The Perspective sat down with four Swedish foreign correspondents to discuss the contrasting realities of peace and conflict, and their own thoughts on the clashes they cover. Parts 1 (Johan-Mathias Sommarström) and 2 (Terese Cristiansson) were published in

To The Frontline and Beyond. Portraits of Swedish War Correspondents

PART 2: Terese Cristiansson In a new interview series, The Perspective sat down with four Swedish foreign correspondents to discuss the contrasting realities of peace and conflict, and their own thoughts on the clashes they cover. Part 1 (Johan-Mathias Sommarström) was published in The Perspective Magazine Issue 1/2021, while Part