Alainna Liloia is a PhD student in Middle Eastern and North African Studies at the University of Arizona. Her doctoral research is focused on gender and politics in the Arab Gulf states.
Opinion: Israeli propaganda on social media emphasises the beauty and femininity of female soldiers to distract from the violent crimes Israel is committing against Palestinians, writes Alainna Liloia.
Comment: Women's empowerment in Saudi Arabia will remain a sham initiative as long as the activists campaigning for such rights remain in prison, writes Alainna Liloia.
Comment: Loujain al-Hathloul's imprisonment and torture is an international problem, and it requires an international solution, writes Alainna Liloia.
Comment: Under Mohammed bin Salman's rule, it is unimportant whether those detained have committed a crime, questioning his vision is enough to see you imprisoned, writes Alainna Liloia.
Comment: For migrant workers in the Gulf, the coronavirus pandemic has exacerbated their already vulnerable position, writes Alainna Liloia.
Comment: The UAE ruler's superficial efforts to combat domestic violence are falling woefully short, writes Alainna Liloia.
Comment: As long as men preside over decisions on gender reform, women's rights in Saudi Arabia will never go beyond a PR move, writes Alainna Liloia.