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Georgia’s Proposed Ban Could Change the Landscape for Hired Pregnancies

Georgia’s Proposed Ban Could Change the Landscape for Hired Pregnancies

If a ban on international surrogacy comes into force in the Black Sea country, swelling demand across the globe means it will simply move elsewhere: Clinics in Albania are already looking into how to capitalize on the potential gap in the market. Just as panicked couples once moved their embryos from war-stricken Kyiv to Tbilisi, family lawyers say they are now shipping embryos from Georgia to Albania, hoping to find a surrogate there instead.

Making It Work From the River to the Sea

Making It Work From the River to the Sea

Negotiations and wars have demonstrably failed to bring any resolution to Israel and Palestine. But while history is littered with failed partitions, there is another way. The challenge is to decouple peace from land, and recognize that security depends not on territory but on equal treatment.

Israeli Raids Rekindle Memories of War in South Lebanon

Israeli Raids Rekindle Memories of War in South Lebanon

Israeli warplanes recently conducted 10 raids on Wadi Saluqi in southern Lebanon, the valley nestled between the villages of Chakra and Hula. This valley holds a peculiar place in my memories, serving as a conduit for impossible events and strange tales, and the attacks rekindled long-dormant memories of the area.

A New Holiday Heralds a More Complex Understanding of Saudi Arabia’s Origins

A New Holiday Heralds a More Complex Understanding of Saudi Arabia’s Origins

The kingdom’s new Foundation Day plays down the false idea that the Saudi state legitimized itself through Wahhabism, with political authority divided between the ruling Al Saud dynasty and the religious establishment, and helps to reveal how it gained its legitimacy via a hybrid normative tradition that included Arabist and Salafist elements.

More Than Meets the Eye: Looking Twice at the History of Eyeliner — With Zahra Hankir

More Than Meets the Eye: Looking Twice at the History of Eyeliner — With Zahra Hankir

“There’s more to eyeliner than meets the eye,” Zahra Hankir, author of “Eyeliner: A Cultural History,” tells New Lines’ Ola Salem. “This is not just a makeup product. It carries within it so much meaning that goes far beyond beauty. … Historically and through the centuries, eyeliner has been used…