As avid podcast listeners will know, the New York Times recently wrapped up its binge-worthy 10-part podcast series, Caliphate, which delves into the inner workings of the billion dollar operation that is/was the Islamic State. With thousands of 5-star reviews on iTunes, this dramatic podcast has hooked people by sharing unique, first-hand insights into what … Continue reading Caliphate: The addictive ISIS podcast that’s causing controversy
It’s no surprise the Middle East and North Africa are among the hottest regions on earth, but what many don’t realise is that rising temperatures and resource shortages caused by climate change could soon make the deserts of Arabia totally uninhabitable. According to scientists, the entire MENA region is susceptible to some of the severest … Continue reading Why the Middle East’s next great security threat will come from the environment
Trying to understand the Middle East is complicated at best and impossible at worst. News stories give conflicting views of developments on the ground and much of the mainstream media coverage is steeped in stereotypes and lacking in nuance. The following list of podcasts are essential listening if you're interested in the region - they deconstruct Middle Eastern history, politics, culture and the economy to give you a clearer picture of what’s going on in this fascinating and often misunderstood part of the world.
Happy new year! I hope you had a fantastic Christmas and that 2018 is a happy and prosperous one for you and your family! I also want to thank you so very much for reading and following Pink Jinn in 2017. We took a break in December but are back now and very excited for … Continue reading Reasons to be hopeful in 2018
The events that are taking place in Charlottesville have shocked many in the United States and beyond. They represent the latest manifestation of a growing trend towards racism, nationalism, exclusion and ignorance that are products of technological developments and globalisation. The world around us is changing beyond recognition, and while many bury their heads in … Continue reading How to change the world
In honour of International Women's Day, we have put together a list of five women from different fields who have inspired us this year, and who you need to know about! Elizabeth Nyamayaro (Activism) In September of 2014 UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson delivered a speech on behalf of the HeForShe campaign. Watson's speech went … Continue reading 5 Women You Need to Know About on #InternationalWomensDay