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Op-Ed

Waiting on Westlessness

Conspiracy theories have taken over the internet, people seem to disagree on the very existence of the virus, let alone its origins. If anything, self-isolation appears to have increased the speed at which conspiracies spread as everyone shares and retweets any and all information regardless of the source or its credibility. However, the term ‘conspiracy theories’ has been overused in a haphazard manner that does nothing but eliminates the possibility of finding the truth. In order to understand any theory and deem it a conspiracy, one has to first grasp what the term means and why humans are so prone to believing and leaning towards them.

By Farah Rasmi

2020-03-18

Essay

Understanding Conspiracy Theories

Conspiracy theories have taken over the internet, people seem to disagree on the very existence of the virus, let alone its origins. If anything, self-isolation appears to have increased the speed at which conspiracies spread as everyone shares and retweets any and all information regardless of the source or its credibility. However, the term ‘conspiracy theories’ has been overused in a haphazard manner that does nothing but eliminates the possibility of finding the truth. In order to understand any theory and deem it a conspiracy, one has to first grasp what the term means and why humans are so prone to believing and leaning towards them.

By Farah Rasmi

2020-04-18

Op-Ed

Globalization Beyond the Economy

Protectionist economic measures and nationalist politics have created a seismic shift in the global world order, causing concerns and theories such as Westlessness and Slowbalisation to emerge. Today, many believe that economic globalization is on the verge of collapse. In this Op-Ed, Farah Rasmi explores issues caused by the Covid-19 pandemic and their effect on the future of globalization.

By Farah Rasmi

2020-07-06

Op-Ed

How Far Can Women’s Grassroots Movements Go?

Even though the world is now witnessing the actualization of gender parity in politics, as most countries strive to attain sustainable development goal 5–realizing gender equality, there is still a long road ahead of States when it comes to securing female politicians in cyberspace against OGBV. Find out more by reading Christine Mounir’s Op-Ed: “How Far Women Can Women’s Grassroots Movements Go: The Role of Governance in Tackling OGBV in Politics.”

By Christine Mounir

2021-03-23

Op-Ed

Climate Consciousness

Climate change is widely considered to be the greatest threat to humanity. Countries are seeking innovative technologies and policies to curb the effects of climate change. Read more about climate consciousness and the benefits of carbon taxing and green bonds in Tarek Abdelraoufs Op-ed – Climate Consciousness: Progressing from Carbon Emissions.

By Tarek Abdelraouf

2020-10-28

Research Paper

Beyond The War

In collaboration between the Badr University Centre for Global Affairs and the Atlantic Council. BUC nonresident researcher Farah Rasmi provides an overview of the diverse circumstances that led to France’s role in Libya. Find out more on the different stances that France has taken throughout the conflict by reading Farah Rasmi’s “Beyond the War – The History of French-Libyan Relations”

By Farah Rasmi

2021-04

Research Paper

The Middle East Strategic Alliance

The Middle East Strategic Alliance (MESA) is a US-proposed Sunni military pact against Iran aiming to counter Iranian hegemony in the Middle East ; although proposed to promote peace by countering Iranian aggression. Find out more about how MESA is threatening Middle Eastern regional security by destabilizing the balance of power in the region in Jouna Khaldoun’s research paper: “The Middle East Strategic Alliance (MESA): Another Brick in the Wall?”

By Jouna Khaldoun

2021-03-22

Policy Paper

On Climate Change

The threat of COVID-19 has been felt all across the world. But, finding solutions to the pandemic without integrating initiatives to solve the climate crisis would result in much more than just a wasted opportunity. Find out more about how the world should merge climate action into its COVID-19 recovery plans in our researcher – Tarek Abdelraouf’s publication: “On Climate Change”

By Tarek Abdelraouf

2020-12-23

Research Paper

Egypt: The Pathway to Corporate Citizenship

Egypts focus on its Sustainable Development Strategy (SDS) leaves an opportunity for corporations to emphasize their commitment towards the community. Read more about corporate citizenship and how corporate social responsibility has affected the way corporations conduct their business in our society in Tarek Abdelraoufs first article: Egypt: The Pathway to Corporate Citizenship.

By Tarek Abdelraouf

2020-10-26

Policy Paper

Towards Building a Sustainable Egypt

In 2015, Egypt presented its Sustainable Development Strategy (SDS) Vision 2030 that aimed to implement major economic and social changes that would guarantee sustainable growth. Read more about the SDS, how Egypt has developed its economy, and how the pandemic has affected its sustainability plans in Farah Rasmi’s most recent article: Towards Building a Sustainable Egypt.

By Farah Rasmi

2020-09-07

Policy Paper

Gender Parity in the Media

Media and television in Egypt have been known to be a main source of information and cultural influence. But when it comes to gender parity, the media and advertising industries have, so far, done little to support the cause. On the contrary, due to their influence on culture and society, their minimal efforts to properly represent women in the media has had a negative effect on the fight for gender parity. Find out more about gender advertising in our researcher Tarek Abdelraouf’s policy paper “Gender Parity in the Media”

By Tarek Abdelraouf

2021-08-17

Research Paper

Curbing Green Corruption Through Civic Engagement

As many green initiatives as we can find, insofar as bad management and poor governance at the municipal level are intact, those initiatives will be rendered ineffective. For a better response to the challenges brought about by green corruption, it is highly recommended that effective mechanisms are created through civil society, in cooperation with the local government, to mitigate corruption that amplifies climate change. Find out more about green corruption by reading our researcher Christine Mounir’s paper “Curbing Green Corruption Through Civic Engagement”

By Christine Mounir

2021-08-03

Research Paper

What the Arab World Needs: Prospects for an Arab League Renaissance

With the current stagnant position of the Arab League in dealing with regional challenges, the organization has been labelled as nothing but a “glorified debating society”. As the organizational representative of 22 Arab States, the League currently presides over a series of crises within and between its members, nonetheless, it presently exhibits a complete inability to deal with conflicts occurring in the region due to its timeworn institutional arrangements and bygone organizational characteristics. To find out more about the constrained role of the Arab League, and the motives hindering its functionality, go through Jouna Khaldoun’s Research paper “What the Arab World Needs: Prospects for an Arab League Renaissance”.

By Jouna Khaldoun

2021-08-16

Op-Ed

The system is down: understanding corruption

Corruption worldwide has been a contentious matter. From defining the term to enacting policies to tackle the issue, the many facets of corruption have policy makers debating the best course of action to resolve the global issue. Find out more about corruption and the role of policy makers in its eradication, in Farah Rasmis paper “The system is down: understanding corruption”

By Farah Rasmi

2021-09-29