Society and Culture

MENA Women News Brief

The Middle East Program will send out the latest developments on women’s issues in the region on a bi-weekly basis.


August 1 - August 15, 2018



August 9: Sexually-Harassed Bahraini Women Only Themselves to Blame, Officials Imply

Bridging the Red-White Divide Is a Home Run for Putin

In an event infused with historical and moral significance, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill, head of the Russian Orthodox Church, consecrated a church late last week that would commemorate the suffering of the Orthodox believers persecuted by the Soviet state.

Russia’s Muslims Are as Diverse as Their Experiences

A newly built mosque "Yardam" ("Help"), built in a working class neighborhood of Kazan, hosts a rehabilitation center for the disabled. Photo credit: Liliya Karimova

Portrait of the Russian Youth

From activism to apathy, the views, values, and priorities of Russian Millennials vary widely and have a profound impact on the Russian political system and civil society. The Kennan Institute's Moscow-based academic liaison Nina Rozhanovskaya asks “who are the Russian Millennials and what do they strive for?” She explored what young Russians have in common with previous generations and their peers overseas and what makes them different.