The Paisano

Perspective on political Islam

The New Sectarianism is Abdo’s fourth book. CC image courtesey of Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung on Flickr

Isaac Serna

January 25, 2017

Dr. Geneive Abdo, former Middle East correspondent, will speak at UTSA, on Jan. 25 (Wednesday) at 6:00 p.m., in the Hidalgo Room. A San Antonio native, Abdo will discuss her new book, “New Sectarianism: The Arab Uprisings and the Rebirth of the Shi’a-Sunni Rebellion” (Oxford University Press). Abd...

Tension in the Middle East after Israel attacks Gaza

April 16, 2013

On April 2, tensions rose in the Middle East after Israel carried out an airstrike in Gaza, a Palestinian territory, in the first bombing raid between the two countries since a ceasefire was signed last November.The airstrike, which involved two warplanes, struck two open areas in Gaza. According to Israe...

Obama sees tough road ahead on policy in Middle East

April 2, 2013

With the threat of missiles changing the Middle Eastern landscape a mere 40 miles away, President Barack Obama completed his first official trip to Israel on March 22. March brought new progress for the Obama Administration in the area of foreign diplomacy between Israel and neighboring nations, as well as preemptive...

Commentary: A chaotic week in the Middle East

February 5, 2013

In the United States, we are in the middle of a heated debate over gun control. It seems there isn’t a week that goes by without a nationally publicized shooting. Meanwhile, in the rest of the world (namely the Middle East), there is violence that makes our shootings seem tame in comparison.In the...