On the ‘Authoritarian Turn’ of the Egyptian Intelligentsia
Discussion with Khaled Fahmy, Robyn Creswell, Mona El Ghobashi
egypt  intellectuals 
2 days ago
After the Ceasefire
How Israel has respected it so far
israel/palestine  gaza  ceasefire 
2 days ago
Statement by Steven Salaita
Professor whose job offer was suddenly rescinded for "uncivil" tweets about Israeli bombing of Gaza
israel/palestine  academia  salaita 
7 days ago
My Life As An AP Bureau Chief In Israel
A response to allegation Western media is anti-Semitic and biased against Israel
israel/palestine  media 
12 days ago
Inside ISIS: The Making of a Radical
On young Danes (of Arab background or not) who have joined ISIS
ISIS  terrorism 
12 days ago
Special Gaza War Poll | PCPSR
Massive increase in Hamas popularity after war.
Gaza  Poll  Israel/Palestine 
14 days ago
Saudis consider demolishing Mohamed’s tomb
Because it is a shrine, especially venerated by Shias
KSA  Saudi  Arabia  Mecca 
15 days ago
The War Photo No One Would Publish
Because it showed the terrible death of an Iraqi soldier in Desert Storm
iraqi  Us 
15 days ago
Last chance? - Al-Ahram Weekly
On a new reconciliation with MB initiative.
MuslimBrotherhood  EGYPT 
16 days ago
Chez les bourreaux du Sinaï
On migrants tortured by traffickers.
EGYPT  Sinai 
16 days ago
Bahrain arrests top human rights activist
Maryam al-Khawaja arrested. She comes from an activist family; her father has been in jail since 2011
bahrain  khawaja  repression 
16 days ago
Libya's New Power Brokers?
Excellent overview of power networks by M. Fitzgerald.
18 days ago
Libya: Anarchy looms
On the recent UAE-Egyptian raids, and how they haven't tipped the balance
19 days ago
Art Beyond Politics, by Robyn Creswell
On an exhibition of Arab art at the New Museum
19 days ago
The Case of the Arabic Noirs, Jonathan Guyer
Cairo is the perfect setting for noir -- sleaze, glitz, inequality, corruption, lawlessness. It's got it all.
egypt  literature  noir 
26 days ago
Sisi Victorious
Elliott Colla with depressing if accurate read on Egypt
egypt  sisi 
26 days ago
Strangled in debt
Incredible: women in Egypt get 10-year sentences for debts of a few thousand dollars (incurred to help their husbands)
egypt  women  debt 
29 days ago
Resisting Nazis, He Saw Need for Israel. Now He Is Its Critic
91-year-old whose family were Nazi resisters loses relatives in Gaza bombing. Amazing story.
29 days ago
The Sisi Doctrine
Michael Hanna on Egypt's emerging FP.
Egypt  sisi 
4 weeks ago
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