Invisible Boundaries

Gabriel Mitchell
Middle East current events
Created 06 Jul 2020
  • Issue 39: Afghanistan Matters, Part II: Raisins in the Sun
    03 Sep 2021 • 8 min read
    Operation Allies Refuge (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Brandon Cribelar) From the moment the United States announced its withdrawal till the fading hours of August 30, when the final American tro...
  • Issue 38: Afghanistan Matters
    20 Aug 2021 • 3 min read
    In The Kite Runner, Khaled Hosseini’s best-selling tale about life in 1970s Afghanistan, the protagonist’s father offers a piece of wisdom that serves as a running theme throughout the novel. “It may ...
  • Issue 37: Some Fires Don't Stop Burning
    06 Aug 2021 • 4 min read
    For most of my childhood and adolescence, I attended summer camp. So every July we would pack the car, hop it, and drive up I-93 towards New Hampshire. I remember the first time we made the trip, how ...
  • Issue 36: Climate Change and the East Med
    23 Jul 2021 • 3 min read
    Unless you’ve disconnected your smart device and hidden yourself in some remote mountaintop, you already know that our planet is heating up. But even though the images of flooding in Europe and forest...
  • Issue 35: Invisible Boundaries Turns One!
    09 Jul 2021 • 3 min read • 1 0
    A year has passed since I started Invisible Boundaries, an effort - at the suggestion of some former students - to regularly pen my thoughts on developments in Israel and the Middle East as well as sh...
  • Issue 34: The Summer of Iran
    02 Jul 2021 • 2 min read
    While political developments in Israel have proven to be dramatic, the Jewish State was not the only Middle Eastern country to engage in an electoral process. The Islamic Republic of Iran held preside...
  • Issue 33: Message from the Desert
    25 Jun 2021 • 3 min read • 2 0
    A portion of my heart belongs to the sands of the Negev. This wasn’t a conscious choice. But time and time again I’ve been drawn back to Israel’s south. It is where the majority of my army training ha...
  • Issue 32: Taking Pause
    11 Jun 2021 • 1 min read
    The last few weeks in Israel have been a blur. The intense security challenges that arose during the final days of Ramadan have subsided, but the questions about how to effectively prevent another esc...
  • Issue 31: Change Comes to Israel
    04 Jun 2021 • 6 min read • 3 0
    Similar to Newton’s Third Law of Motion, an imbalance that forms in a healthy democratic system with robust, independent institutions will eventually be countered by actors who seek to restore equilib...
  • Issue 30: The Day After The Ceasefire
    21 May 2021 • 5 min read • 2 0
    As of 2 a.m. this morning, a ceasefire has been put into effect, bringing to conclusion this recent escalation between Israel and Hamas. For eleven days, rockets from Gaza rained down on southern and ...
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