In my very first blog post I talked about Qatar winning the bid to hold the World Cup in 2022. In the blog I covered not only the current controversy of Mohammad bin Hammam paying off members of FIFA for the bid, but also touched on why this event would be beneficial to the Middle […]Read more "More Sports Coming to Qatar"
Yum! Foods, the corporation that operates fast food giants such as Taco Bell, Pizza Hut and KFC does not currently have a KFC in Gaza. However, in light of the current news, it seems as though they should. One delivery company is taking advantage of demand of KFC and smuggling it to the Gaza people. […]Read more "Colonel Sanders Smuggles into Gaza"
Today, November 4th, 2014, is a big day for the democratic process in the United States. Today, the people of the United States will elect who they see fit to fill 33 seats in the Senate and all of the seats in the House of Representatives. Eligible citizens make their way to the designated polls […]Read more "Election Controversies in the Middle East"
Whenever I sit down to research for my blog, I try to tell myself “Don’t write about ISIS, don’t write about ISIS” but it always seems inevitable. The extremist terrorist group has the full spotlight of the Middle East and is growing and growing by the day. So what did I find this week? Recruitment. […]Read more "Joining ISIS"
Like a few other countries and extremist militant groups in the Middle East, Kurdistan is fighting for their own state. Kurdistan is located in the northeast corner of Iraq. The people of Kurdistan, or the Kurds, have been fighting for their independence for decades. Since the United States occupation of Iraq and the killing of […]Read more "America’s Mixed Feelings About The Kurds"
Everyone knows the feeling of driving down the highway, 6 or 7 mph over the speed limit, glancing up at the rear view mirror and seeing a Ford Crown Victoria or a Dodge Charger cop car a couple of car lengths behind. Now imagine the very same scenario but instead looking back at the cop […]Read more "Why You Can’t Outrun the Dubai Police"
Its crazy to think how the whole world is connected through social media. Seriously, have you ever thought about it? How through social media, I can talk to someone that’s all the way on the other side of the planet and I don’t even have to know them. How social media has created this desire […]Read more "Think Again, Turn Away"
The Middle East is a split region of commotion and conflict. However, it seems that the population of the region has a common interest: soccer. Recent polls have shown that 58% of respondents say that they regularly follow soccer. Even with this high following of the game, the region has not performed well in the […]Read more "The World Cup In The Middle East"