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Taliban Ban on Girls’ Education Defies Both Worldly and Religious Logic

Writing for Al Jazeera, Dr. Sultan Barakat explains why the Taliban’s continued ban on girls’ education stands in contrast to the core principles of Islam and hampers efforts to gain international recognition. Read the full article here.

Israel, ICJ and the movement for a principled and just world order

As GISR’s Erin McCandless sees it, South Africa’s genocide case against Israel at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) is positively shaking the foundations of the rules-based international order. This, combined with growing global support for the Palestinian cause, potentially paves the way for a fair political settlement that addresses the root causes of the …

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Dr. Sultan Barakat Interview on Al Jazeera

On April 10, Dr. Sultan Barakat appeared on Al-Jazeera to discuss recent developments concerning the Gaza conflict. Find out about his contributions in the following videos.

Sultan Barakat Talks to AJ English

On March 4, Dr. Sultan Barakat appeared on Al-Jazeera to discuss recent developments concerning the Gaza conflict. Watch his contributions in the following videos.

GISR Panel Analyzes Geopolitical Implications of South Africa’s Case against Israel at the ICJ

Hamad Bin Khalifa University’s (HBKU) Global Institute for Strategic Research (GISR), in collaboration with the College of Public Policy and the College of Law, conducted a panel discussion exploring the geopolitical implications of South Africa’s case against Israel at the International Court of Justice (ICJ). The distinguished panel featured HE Ghulam Hoosein Asmal, Ambassador of …

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Hostage Deal, Gaza Ceasefire Talks in Cairo End Without Breakthrough

On February 15, Sultan Barakat, GISR’s Acting Director, appeared on TRT World to explain why it is proving so difficult to obtain a ceasefire in the Gaza conflict. Watch the full video here.

Negotiations to End the War in Gaza: Prospects, Challenges, and Next Steps, Part II

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International Court of Justice Order of 26 January 2024 for Provisional Measures in South Africa V Israel

As a signatory, Israel is already bound by the 1948 Genocide Convention. The question is whether their actions currently constitute Genocide. The International Court of Justice (ICJ) Order for Provisional Measures makes clear that Israel must abide by the Convention and specifically calls on Israel to ensure it does not commit killing, serious bodily or …

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