- Why the Houthi Drones Struck Abu Dhabi Quentin Müller · February 2022 At war for seven years now, Yemen has been the target of heavy air strikes carried out by the United Arab Emirates since December 2021. In retaliation, the Houthi rebels have, for the first time, hit Abu Dhabi with their drones. But the epicentre of the confrontation between Emiratis and Houthis (...)
- [Reporting Yemen. The Socotra Archipelago Threatened by the Civil War Quentin Müller · August 2021 Cut off from the rest of the world for many years and preserved from the turmoil in Yemen, the Socotra Archipelago is gradually losing its peaceful reputation. As in all the Southern provinces, the separatist movement has split the population. It finds favour among some of the islanders who (...)
- Iraq: The Ministry of Death Under Fire Quentin Müller · August 2020 The Iraqi health system is on the road to ruin. The country’s public hospitals, where the medical practice was once the finest in the Arab world, have become places of bribery, theft and murderous clientelism. At a time when the Covid-19 pandemic flares up again, all attempts to reform the (...)
- [Reporting Oman Has a Strategic Port to Avoid the Ormuz Straits Quentin Müller · June 2019 Duqm, once a modest fishing harbour located on the Arabian Sea is about to become an economic megalopolis—a mammoth project, initiated by the Sultanate of Oman but taken over by the great powers. On 13 March 2019 the United States signed an agreement to make it easier for their warships to access (...)
- Afghan Illegal Workers Flee Iran Quentin Müller · December 2018 Now that Iran has once again been hit by US economic sanctions and its currency undergone significant depreciation, each month hundreds of undocumented Afghan workers have been going home. Once looked down upon with contempt, they have come to be considered a shot in the arm for many sectors of (...)
Iraq. Has the Sadrist Movement Rallied to the Fight against Confessionalism?
· June 2018
Having won the recent parliamentary election, Moqtada Al-Sadr and his Sadrist Movement are seeking to reshape the political scene in Iraq: less corruption, less religion and more civic involvement. A dynamics inspired and described here by his chief of staff, Dhia Al-Asadi.
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