Author: Abdalla Saleh

Abdalla is a U3 economics student. He is a contributing online editor for MIR, and has also published in its annually released print edition. His interests range from Middle Eastern and European politics to civil wars and conflicts to economic development.

Geo-engineering and Our Uncertain Future

It is probable that, in an attempt to counteract the effects of global warming, humanity will deliberately engage in a large-scale manipulation of environmental processes that affect the Earth’s climate. This could well be one of the most consequential events in human…

Donald Trump and the Arab World War

The election of Donald Trump as President of the United States has aroused a variety of reactions throughout the Middle East. Given the many contradicting statements Mr. Trump made on the campaign trail, it is hard to gauge his preferences…

No End in Sight: The Syrian Conflict in 2016

Once magnificent cities now lying in ruins. Wailing mothers, holding lifeless infants to their chests. Ghastly images of starvation and pestilence. Beheadings and medieval-style siege warfare. Nearly five years and 250,000 lives into Syria’s cataclysmic civil war, such distressing images continue to…