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Latest Estimate Pegs Cost of Wars at Nearly $5 Trillion
And some wonder why many Americans are against interventionism
uspolicy 
3 days ago
Sunni Islam riven anew by ancient dispute
Forget the headline, this is a good explanation of what went down at that Grozny conference
sunni  islam  azhar 
5 days ago
The international school of Egypt’s military
The militarisation of late Mubarak neoliberalism.
military  egypt 
7 days ago
The Decay of the Syrian Regime is Much Worse Than You Think
War on the Rocks has, well, rocked on Syria from many different perspectives recently.
syria 
24 days ago
Washington's Sunni Myth and the Middle East Undone
Second article by pseudonymous author on "Sunni myth" in Iraq/Syria. Too focused on Western narrative on the region in my view, too general on local narratives.
sunni  syria  iraq  middleeast 
27 days ago
Washington's Sunni Myth and the Civil Wars in Syria and Iraq
Controversial (and in many points unconvincing) article makes good point about Syria not being a conflict between Sunnis and the regime.
syria 
27 days ago
Essebsi’s Power Grab Imperils Tunisia’s Nascent Democracy | Middle East Institute
Many insights in this critique of Essebsi - albeit by a former advisor to his predecessor and one-time rival.
tunisia 
27 days ago
Poker menteur au Sahara – Le Desk
Good overview of the state of the Western Sahara conflict
westernsahara 
27 days ago
Netanyahu's New and Dishonest Vision of Peace: Without the Palestinians - Haaretz
Daniel Levy: "Netanyahu has no intention of pursuing genuine de-occupation, Palestinian enfranchisement and peace under any circumstances. In reality he is attempting to prove something quite different – namely that Israel can manage and upgrade its regional relations while at the same time pursuing an ever-more aggressive and egregious set of policies towards the Palestinians."
netanyahu  israel/palestine 
6 weeks ago
How Refugees Can Strengthen Economies
Research shows refugees aren't a drain, reports @ursulind in Al Fanar
refugees  jobs  academia 
7 weeks ago
Turkish Academics Pay Harsh Penalties for the Failed Coup
A look at what is happening at universities, by @ursulind
turkey  coup  academia 
8 weeks ago
The Fantasy of Disengagement - The Cairo Review of Global Affairs
Blistering critique of Obama ME policy by Thanassis Cambanis.
obama 
9 weeks ago
RAND في الشرق الأوسط
Rand Corporation launches Arabic website
thinktank 
9 weeks ago
In Britain, the End of the Establishment - Bloomberg View
Pankaj Mishra on Brexit as "a collective suicide bombing."
brexit 
12 weeks ago
A Letter From the Edge of the Abyss
This is beautiful, terrible to read.
torture  libya  matar 
june 2016
The Bookseller of Algiers « LRB blog
I was in Algiers for the first time recently, and wrote this
algiers 
june 2016
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