June 7, 2020

Dear students, colleagues and friends, 

As leaders of the Area Studies Centers at The Ohio State University, we are horrified by the violence and turmoil we see unfolding around us.…

May 27, 2020

Next week is the Global Teacher Seminar co-hosted by the area studies centers of the Office of International Affairs. We organized the session with Professor Rattan Lal, world renown expert on…

June 4, 2018

By: Thorayah Abdelqader, Lead Intern

Saudi Arabia’s decision to lift the ban on women driving came with great surprise and joy to the international world. This change in policy was so…

April 23, 2018

By Cheyenne l'Auclair (Hall)

Last week, I met with Dr. Alam Payind, Director of the Middle East Studies Center at Ohio State to discuss al-Qaeda in the Arabian…

April 16, 2018

By Cheyenne l'Auclair (Hall)

الكاتب: شايان لاكلاير (هال)

منذ الانتفاضات الشعبية في اليمن في عام  ٢٠١١، تزدهر القاعدة في شبه الجزيرة العربية في اليمن. انتهزت…

March 5, 2018

By Cheyenne l'Auclair (Hall)

An Arabic version of this article is available here.

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) is on the rise in Yemen, coalescing power from the…

December 22, 2017

By Alex Rand

For the past four decades the United States has found itself increasingly committed to developments in the Middle East. Its involvement has made it one of the region’s major…

December 8, 2017

By: Cierra Carafice

The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict has been a source of contention since the 1947 partition plan was approved by the United Nations General Assembly1. This conflict has…

December 6, 2017

By: Thorayah Abdelqader

The crisis in Yemen is still getting worse as starvation, disease and destruction spreads. The country is battling a civil war and facing interference from outside…