Lands of Metamorphosis
Lands of Metamorphosis is a month-long column chronicling the social, cultural, and political paroxysms of the Middle East today.
In Post-Election Iraq, a Sense of Political Fatigue Lives on
Tired of candidates who offer splashy, unrealistic promises, many citizens lost faith in the electoral process. That discontent showed in the election turnout.
In Northern Syria, Residents Balk at Turkish Threats
A snap election in Turkey, announced earlier this month, briefly put residents of Northern Syria on edge ahead of a threatened incursion by Turkish forces. Now, it's back to life-as-usual.
'There Is No Such Thing as Democracy': After the Election, It's Government as Usual in Lebanon
Voters mostly stayed home for the country's first elections in nearly a decade, and in the end, the same families remained in power.
'Everyone's Sick Here': The Abysmal State of Health Care for Palestinian Refugees
In the West Bank, complications continue to fracture an already maligned health-care system.
'They Are in a State of In-Between': What Life Is Like for Sudanese Refugees in Israel
In Israel, many African asylum-seekers find themselves in a country that refuses to offer them a home.