The rise of the Ba’ath party in Syria in the 20th century: The role of pan-Arabism and Arab socialism

Politics & Civil Society in the Middle East By Alyazya Akhazraji (2019) The information in this paper is limited due to the word limit The rise of the Ba’ath movement marked the first half of the 20th century in the Middle East, especially in Syria and Iraq. The Ba’ath is an Arab socialist movement founded … More The rise of the Ba’ath party in Syria in the 20th century: The role of pan-Arabism and Arab socialism

The Russian Interference in the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election: Analyzing Legal Aspects of Cyber Espionage in International Law

POL 305 – Public International Law: Research Paper By Alyazya Alkhazraji and Yuvika Bhatia Written in 2018 The context, activities, and area of espionage are extensive. It can be conducted either through hiring spies, people that secretly gather information from within a country or organization or through an impermissible entry or hacking of technological infrastructures of … More The Russian Interference in the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election: Analyzing Legal Aspects of Cyber Espionage in International Law

Disorientated

What is this overwhelming heaviness on my chest? Why won’t my mind lay to rest? Seconds are often too long. People talk, but I’m all alone. Why does everything feel so wrong?Am I a passerby? Do I have a place in this world? I clasp my hands and try to feel the breeze. I’m in … More Disorientated

A letter to you

I wish I had it in me to let you knowthat all of this is just for show.Don’t believe the things I say’cause I walk between the cracks on the floorto avoid lying while holding the truth. Your arms imprison me. I never want to escape your embrace.Your warmth is comforting. You hold me close, … More A letter to you

In an ideal world

In an ideal world, I’d live alone. Perhaps, I’d share a small home with a few people I choose to know, and we’d live together in the afterglow.   In an ideal world, they’d be no fools, who’d kill over earthly jewels, no men of pride and soulless tools, no vengeance or staggering rules.   … More In an ideal world

Jaded

I miss you a lot, and it hurts a lot more ’cause I’m missing someone I never got to know. All I can think of is how it ended up this way, and I can still hear you say, “I’m falling for you.” I wonder what these words meant to you cause my heart was skipping … More Jaded

Please don’t drown | أرجوك… لا تغرق

He whose eyes melted the stars in my skies هدأت نظراته، و لم أعد أعرف ماذا يدور في خاطره. كدت أسأله ولكني ترددت ثم ترددت و أخيراً استسلمت. كدت أمد له يداً  تواسيه و لم أعثر على كلمات تساوي ما أراه أمامي. أين أعثر على كلماتٍ وأنشئ عباراتٍ جديرة بالقول؟ التهمه حزنٌ غامض، وجلست أتأمله و … More Please don’t drown | أرجوك… لا تغرق