At CMED, we want to encourage everyone to take a greater interest in the Middle East since it plays such a major role in US foreign policy. Luckily for students at UCLA, there are opportunities to get first-hand experience with various aspects of policy-making, and one of the best programs is the UCLA Center for American Politics and Public Policy (CAPPP).Read More
These articles represent the views of the authors only, and do not constitute the positions of UCLA, the International Institute, or the Center for Middle East Development. Articles are primarily written by UCLA undergraduate students.
Have you read about Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Pippa Middleton’s date at Wimbledon? What about how Morrissey mistakenly performed at a pro-Morsi rally? Or that the luxurious Emirates airline now boasts a shisha lounge aboard their A380 fleet? You probably haven’t. But that’s about to change.
Despite the uncertainty in the Middle East, entrepreneurship and innovation is rapidly gaining traction in the region. With strong support from accelerators, investors, non-profits, and universities, there is a lot to expect from "Silicon Wadi" in the coming years.Read More
With broader access to the internet and greater opportunity to be heard, women are using new platforms to voice their opinions on everything from women's rights and politics to art and culture.Read More
Think tanks play an invaluable role in policy development, and thus tracking their reports and programs can provide a glimpse into present and future tactical decisions. This guide is a sample of influential think tanks in the U.S. and abroad that focus on Middle East research.
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The Middle Easterner introduces the MENA News Guide to help anyone and everyone interested navigate current events in this complex region. The first post starts off with general news, and future posts will cover political blogs, think tanks, polling groups, art, technology, entrepreneurship, women, and more...
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