Letter from Syria: The road to Aleppo
Moving, illuminating account from journalist living in Aleppo
syria  aleppo  journalism 
Egypt’s bold reforms start to bear fruit
According to Russian investment group RenCap, Sisi econ policy like early Putin.
egypt  economics 
3 days ago
Omar Robert Hamilton · On Hunger Strike
And the woes and courage of one Egyptian activist family
egypt  alaa  abdel  fattah  sanaa  seif 
8 days ago
Online Magazine Brings New Life to Arab Studies
A piece by Ursula on the go-to middle east studies web site Jadaliyya
jadaliyya  education 
8 days ago
From the Potomac to the Euphrates » Revisiting Rabaa
Steve Cook, to the point - missed it when it came out.
Rabaa  Egypt 
13 days ago
Reining In Egypt’s Military Aid - NYT
Op-ed: "Mr. Sisi, who came to power in a rigged election..."
Sisi  Egypt 
16 days ago
What lies behind the “Islamic State” threat | Crisis Group
Peter Harling, scathing about everyone's responsibility.
17 days ago
The Destruction of Mecca - NYTimes
Devasting Sardar on how Saudis are ruining Islam.
20 days ago
Saddam Hussein Talks to the FBI
Published in 2009, but never saw these interview transcripts before.
saddam  iraq 
24 days ago
Sisi at the UN | MERIP
A good selection of analysis on Sisi's "Nevermind what you did last summer" coming out party.
Egypt  Sisi 
24 days ago
Syrian Woman's Hidden Camera Reveals Life Under ISIS in Raqqa
A covert glimpse of life in the so-called Islamic State
ISIS  raqqa  syria 
26 days ago
A Debt-To-Slave Pipeline is Building You a World Cup Stadium
Qatar's labour practices, examined in comic book form
qatar  labour 
26 days ago
On the ‘Authoritarian Turn’ of the Egyptian Intelligentsia
Discussion with Khaled Fahmy, Robyn Creswell, Mona El Ghobashi
egypt  intellectuals 
5 weeks ago
After the Ceasefire
How Israel has respected it so far
israel/palestine  gaza  ceasefire 
5 weeks ago
Statement by Steven Salaita
Professor whose job offer was suddenly rescinded for "uncivil" tweets about Israeli bombing of Gaza
israel/palestine  academia  salaita 
5 weeks 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 
6 weeks ago
Inside ISIS: The Making of a Radical
On young Danes (of Arab background or not) who have joined ISIS
ISIS  terrorism 
6 weeks ago
Special Gaza War Poll | PCPSR
Massive increase in Hamas popularity after war.
Gaza  Poll  Israel/Palestine 
6 weeks ago
Saudis consider demolishing Mohamed’s tomb
Because it is a shrine, especially venerated by Shias
KSA  Saudi  Arabia  Mecca 
7 weeks ago
The War Photo No One Would Publish
Because it showed the terrible death of an Iraqi soldier in Desert Storm
iraqi  Us 
7 weeks ago
Last chance? - Al-Ahram Weekly
On a new reconciliation with MB initiative.
MuslimBrotherhood  EGYPT 
7 weeks ago
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