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

John Donne’s Submission to God in “Batter My Heart, Three Person’d God”

ENG 309: British Literature 1600-1800: Response   John Donne’s “Batter My Heart, Three Person’d God” is one of the Holy Sonnets that share common themes, including religion, death, and violence. “Batter My Heart, Three Person’d God” stands out to me because it is a profoundly emotional illustration of humans’ fallible nature, which makes one’s desire … More John Donne’s Submission to God in “Batter My Heart, Three Person’d God”

AUSMUN 2019 Newsletter

As part of the American University of Sharjah’s 12th annual Model United Nation’s media team, I wrote two articles and co-wrote one alongside my colleague Frederikke Christiansen for the AUSMUN 2019 newsletter. Click here to Download Click here to Redirect to AUSMUN  

Bullying: A viable solution to address discrimination?

MCM 472 – Editorial and Critical Writing: Commentary We are currently witnessing an alarming evolution in e-activism, a subunit of activists incorporating aspects of ‘dragging culture’ through the adoption of bullying and humiliation as a means to fight prejudice. But it is evident now that social media activism is characterized by a surge of unhealthy habits, … More Bullying: A viable solution to address discrimination?

Representations in “He Named Me Malala”

MCM475 – Critical Analysis of Mass Media: Assignment “He Named Me Malala,” 2015, is a documentary directed by American filmmaker Davis Guggenheim based on the biography “I Am Malala.” It provides insight into the life of a young Pakistani girl who was shot by a masked Taliban gunman in 2012 after demanding women’s rights to education. … More Representations in “He Named Me Malala”

The Role of Ideas in the Algerian War

POL 307 – Wars, Conflict & Diplomacy: Assignment During the Algerian conflict, anti-colonial ideas impacted French public opinion, leading to events that may not have taken place in the absence of them. Colonial ideas once dominated the French; however, as moral questions regarding the colonial regime began to rise, domestic public opinion gradually changed. Attitudes … More The Role of Ideas in the Algerian War

Faded

Literary Journalism Assignment: A Non-Fiction Vignette Something wakes her up again. Days passed by since she last ate and she must’ve been hallucinating because she heard a voice calling her from the guest bathroom. Fully alert, Ally carries herself out of bed and drags her weight through the darkness in search of the doorknob. Once out, she … More Faded

The Introvert

Literary Journalism Exercise Sarah is only 23. She spent the last few years doing the things she loves, confined in her cocoon, away from people. Today, she opens her eyes to a different perspective. Embedded in her routine, she drags herself out of bed to grab some breakfast before the semester starts. On her way … More The Introvert

My Introduction

I wrote this for my writing class in Freshman year. I was born in the summer of ‘96 in the capital of the United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi. Being a quirky, cheeky, and deceptive child, I was adored by adults, who brushed off my friends’ complains about my devilish ways. I had many visions for … More My Introduction