Commentary

Thinking Queerly About Lebanon’s Mega-Crises

Amid loud neglect of sexuality, gender, race, and class in unpacking Lebanons’ crippling social and economic collapse, this article aims to highlight the socioeconomic violence brought by Lebanon’s government and monetary authorities on the LGBTQIA+ community.

Q&A with Elias Jahshan: To Be Queer and Arab

As the world marks Pride Month, TIMEP interviewed Palestinian-Lebanese-Australian journalist, writer, and editor Elias Jahshan who published This Arab Is Queer, an anthology of 18 stories by queer Arab writers around the world.

Tough Territory for Transgender People in the Middle East...

Egypt, Lebanon, and Tunisia lack clear avenues for transgender people to obtain legal gender recognition, increasing their vulnerability to abuses by security forces and to systemic discrimination in healthcare, housing, and employment.

Reports & Briefs

TIMEP Brief: LGBTQ Human Rights in Egypt

Systematic violation of the human rights of Egypt’s LGBTQ persons under the watch of the Egyptian government occurs in deliberate disregard for the country’s constitution and international legal obligations.

Five Years of Egypt’s War on Terror

This report outlines trends and developments that have taken place in the past five years of the war on terror and examines the legal and political context in which they have occurred. Finally, it offers summary findings to further efforts to establish peace and security centered on rights and the rule of law.

Raising the Stakes: Implications of a Second Sisi Term

Egypt’s 2018 presidential election period offers little illusion of any outcome than the president’s reelection. Yet Sisi’s second term will have important implications in several policy areas.