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Ahmed Naji on his time in prison Alaa Seif
alaa  egypt 
8 days ago
What Art Can Teach About the Arab World
@ursullind interviews Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi
art  education  al-qassemi 
25 days ago
How two U.S. Marxists wound up on the front lines against ISIS
A florist and a Georgetown graduate didn’t intend to fight, but they were sent into battle against the Islamic State in Syria.
isis  syria  kurds  left 
25 days ago
The Arabia Foundation
New outfit feat. Ali Shihabi, Bernard Haykel, Chas Freeman, Greg Cause etc - Saudi-friendly, Iran-critical views.
saudi  uspolicy 
29 days ago
Arab Politics Beyond The Uprisings
Many good essays on political activity, dissent & governance around the region, amid return to authoritarianism
politics  arab  world  spring 
4 weeks ago
What the war on terror looks like
Must-read by Loulouwa al-Rashid for Synaps
iraq  mosul  ISIS 
4 weeks ago
Deux ans de destructions et d'impasse au Yémen
Laurent Bonnefoix, one of the best Yemen experts.
4 weeks ago
Can Extremism Be Fought In the Classroom?
Fascinating descriptions in book by Moroccan reporter of the way Islamic studies are taught
morocco  islam  academia  education  extremism 
4 weeks ago
Interview with Asma Lamrabet
Moroccan feminist who argues for a progressive, ethical reading of the Koran
feminism  islam  lamrabet 
4 weeks ago
Can Extremism Be Fought In the Classroom?
Moroccan journalist Hicham Houdaifa looks at radicalism, link to education
morocco  education  extremism  religion  islam 
5 weeks ago
The cocoon | Synaps
Aya Fatima Chamseddine on youth and factionalism in Lebanon
lebanon  youth 
5 weeks ago
Saudi Arabia to restart Egypt oil shipments
Cairo-Riyadh relations tightening in anticipation of anti-Iran Trump alliance?
saudi  egypt  oil 
5 weeks ago
Des migrants coincés entre le Maroc et l'Algérie
Algeria and Morocco blocking migrants in border zone with no food or water.
algeria  morocco  migration 
5 weeks ago
WikiLeaks dump exposes an overweight CIA’s commercial links
"puts President Eisenhower's fears over the military-industrial complex to shame"
cia  wikileaks 
6 weeks ago
Gamal: The Pub’s Child
About the bartender at the Spitfire in Alexandria, one of my all-time favorte bars.
spitfire  alexandria  egypt 
6 weeks ago
Algeria’s New Imprint
Great portrait of the wonderful Editions Barzakh (but they aren't new, were established in 2000)
algeria  books  publishing 
6 weeks ago
Charting a Course Toward Cultural Decolonization | Quarterly Conversation
On the deeply influential Moroccan leftist cultural magazine Souffles
morocco  culture 
6 weeks ago
De la naissance d’un nouveau « djihadistan » au Sahel
Merger of jihadist groups in the Sahel under Iyad Ag Ghali
sahel  mali 
6 weeks ago
Egypt's parliament expels lawmaker critical of human rights record | Reuters
Outspoken Anwar Sadat out - Sisi doesn't want even token opposition.
8 weeks ago
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