The site began as “Enduring America”, with a focus on US foreign policy. However, we soon changed our approach,with the recognition of the importance of new media, social networks, and the importance of the “local” as a starting point for news and analysis.
*We believe in an approach to news “from the ground up”, with attention to sources and events, as well as noting the involvement of outside actors.
*We believe that citizen journalists and activists are just as important as mainstream media outlets in evaluating and disseminating the news.
*We believe that analysis is an ongoing process and avoid simple explanations of blame or conspiracy.
Our current focus is on Iran, where we began Daily Coverage on June 13, 2009, the day after the disputed Presidential election; Syria, where we began Daily Coverage at the start of the March 2011 uprising against the Assad regime; and the wider Middle East. However, we also are developing an EA Global and are seeking to expand our areas of coverage.
Since 2008, we have become a daily source for Government agencies, NGOs, corporates, academics, and journalists seeking incisive analysis and understanding of key events. However, we believe that our first responsibility is always to the reader looking for information, understanding, and dialogue.
Department of Politics and International Studies
University of Birmingham
Birmingham B15 2TT
Editor-in-Chief: Scott Lucas