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Kuwait City, Kuwait | Writer for ILLUMINATION, Dialogue & Discourse and AOA. Writes about current affairs, social issues, literature, the environment, and more.

With no definite solution on the table, history is bound to repeat itself.

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The past ten days of sheer devastation and warfare have brought the unrelenting rift between Israel and Palestine to the forefront, and with a ceasefire finally brokered, the world could finally come to reckon with all the…


A president whose arrogant demeanor towards the coronavirus pandemic—defying mask mandates, scoffing at his mask-clad opponent, and even disputing his own public health advisers—has backfired.

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I woke up early in the morning to the stream of notifications bombarding my phone, reading: “Trump, First Lady Tested Positive For The Coronavirus”. …


Market-liberals, and many to the right, seem to offer an immaculate solution on combating climate change—placing economic growth as our paramount goal in our agenda for a greener world. Here’s why they’re wrong.

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The world is encountering a crucial crossroad between economic growth and environmental sustainability. Opinions divide under this…


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First awarded in 1901, the Nobel Peace Prize has, for the past century and longer, seen some of the most remarkable human beings to have ever lived. Among the gilded pantheon of Peace Prize laureates are Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., whose non-violent struggle for civil rights fundamentally reshaped the…


Short fiction on how solving the climate challenge will come to rely on the sacrifice of the few, held back by the inertia of the many.

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“Did you catch that? Recycling; it’ll save the planet!” She reminded Nadim as the two stepped out of class, dashing for the school gate through rowdy hallways clouded by a joyous quiver of bells.

“You gotta be kidding me. How’s one person gonna make any difference?” He demurred, oppressing a…


This article will dive into the work of Greta Thunberg and, through analyzing her work, examine the impacts of youth activism in the 21st century.

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Introduction

Greta Thunberg, the Swedish youth activist who gained international spotlight for her work in bringing attention to, and urging action for, the environmental crisis…


When technology erodes the boundaries of what we once thought was imaginable, the humanities feel more and more distant.

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We live in an age of spectacles, one smothered by works of innovation. …


Considering current events, one must not gloss over the underlying cultural differences repelling each other—and exacerbates misunderstanding.

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The cultural rift between the United States and China didn’t come in an instant. It took centuries of historical development to morph into the seemingly unbridgeable cultural abyss both countries share today. …


In light of World Press Freedom Day, we remind ourselves of the indispensable work made possible by journalists around the world—work we overlook all too easily.

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“Freedom of the Press, if it means anything at all, means the freedom to criticize and oppose.”

— George Orwell

This past year, the…


After reading Trevor Noah’s Born a Crime, I found a vague sense of loss as I grappled with his presence as a no-non-sense comedian of unending wit and a child of color raised under South Africa’s ferocious Apartheid that tore so many families apart.

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Throughout the pandemic, company becomes the…

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