Bridging the Gap in the Nile Waters Dispute | Crisis Group
Important report on one of the great challenges facing Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia
egypt  sudan  ethiopia  nile 
Is Tunisia Ready for Gender Equality? | by Ursula Lindsey | The New York Review of Books
: Is Tunisia Ready for Gender Equality? | by Ursula Lindsey | The New York Review of Books
women  tunisia 
9 days ago
‘Algeria is a Republic’ | LRB
Okay, Hugh Roberts has weighed in now, the rest of us can go home
12 days ago
Ilhan Omar’s Criticism Raises the Question: Is Aipac Too Powerful? - The New York Times
This makes it clear there was a concerted move against Omar as soon she was elected
19 days ago
Egypt has a last chance to preserve its republican character | FT
Michael Hanna points that the army remains a little of a question mark in Sisi’s plan
constitution  egypt 
21 days ago
Bolsonaro’s Brazil | LRB
Read this masterful piece by Perry Anderson even if you know nothing about Brazil, it has insights about weak democracies and clientelist systems that are universal
23 days ago
Bitch Nation | LRB
Musab Younis on the sexual fetishization of Arab men in France
23 days ago
The Otherworldliness of Ibn Khaldun | NYRB
Malise Ruthven reviews Robert Irwin's new bio of Ibn Khaldoun
review  ibnkhaldoun  biography  philosophy  history  islam 
23 days ago
Yemen Under Siege | NYRB
Robert Worth reviews books by Bonnefoy, Lackner and Brandt on Yemen's catastrophe
23 days ago
Learn from the best | Synaps
Interviews with a range of professionals who document (in various ways) the Middle East.
29 days ago
Who Is Matt Duss, and Can He Take On Washington’s ‘Blob’? | The Nation
Very interesting piece on Duss - a great guy who is a refreshing change from the usual "blob" types.
4 weeks ago
The Manufactured Controversy About Ilhan Omar and the Israel Lobby | MERIP
Views from Joel Beinin, Noura Erakat, Omar Baddar, and Mouin Rabbani.
4 weeks ago
Saudi Lobbying in Brussels Gone Awry | LobeLog
Eldar Mamedov on Riyadh's clumsy EU lobbying.
saudi  eu 
5 weeks ago
Guilt by Association | Carnegie Middle East Center
Yasmine Farouk on U.S. dilemmas in supporting Saudi activism.
5 weeks ago
Egypt: Tailoring Constitutions for the Ruling Military | LobeLog
Rana Allam offers goof overview - but is this about military rule, or Sisi rule?
egypt  constitution 
5 weeks ago
Empowered decentralization: A city-based strategy for rebuilding Libya | Brookings
US group of scholars offers a new paradigm – but many cities contested.
5 weeks ago
Egypt: A Move to Enhance Authoritarian Rule | HRW
Constitutional amendments "would undermine judicial independence and expand executive powers that are already being abused".
5 weeks ago
Dans le Golfe, entre MBS et MBZ, un prince héritier peut en cacher un autre | Mediapart
On MbZ - interesting stuff about his maritime strategy and prospective alliance with China.
5 weeks ago
Syria’s Torture Photos: Witness to Atrocity | by Susie Linfield | NYR Daily | The New York Review of Books
When it comes to the Syrian war, a “relevant political consciousness” is precisely what does not exist. 
5 weeks ago
A Princess Vanishes. A Video Offers Alarming Clues. | NYT
The adult daughter of Dubai’s ruler tried to escape a life of stultifying restrictions. She was captured at sea, forcibly taken back, and has not been heard from since.
dubai  uae 
5 weeks ago
Finer points of murder | TLS
Tom Stevenson on the recent history of political assassination
6 weeks ago
The View from Moscow | Diwan
Michael Young interviews Dmitri Trenin on Russian policy in the Middle East.
6 weeks ago
Rapping with Fanon | NYR Daily
Adam Shatz on Frantz Fanon and Rocé's new album "Par les damné.e.s de la terre".
music  fanon 
6 weeks ago
Censored Israel lobby film starts leaking | The Electronic Intifada
Asa Winstanley, on al-Jazeera's unreleased undercover documentary "The Lobby".
6 weeks ago
How the Left Should Respond to Ethnic Cleansing in China | The Nation
Daniel Bessner and Isaac Stone Fish, on the Uighur tragedy.
6 weeks ago
Fool Britannia
Review of Fintan O’Toole's "Heroic Failure: Brexit and the Politics of Pain."
reviews  brexit 
6 weeks ago
Thieves of Experience: How Google and Facebook Corrupted Capitalism
Review of Shoshana Zuboff's "The Age of Surveillance Capitalism".
reviews  internet 
6 weeks ago
Lessons of Defeat: Testimonies of the Arab left
@ursulind in @the_point_mag on the work of Arwa Salih and Mustafa Khalifa
arab  left  literature 
7 weeks ago
Time to Break the Silence on Palestine | NYT
Great to see NYT columnist Michelle Barber speak out on Palestine on MLK Day.
9 weeks ago
رواق عربي | ROWAQ ARABI
New website by Cairo Center for Human Rights Studies.
9 weeks ago
Why Is Casablanca’s Les Abattoirs Warehouse Now Empty? - CityLab
One of the most promising cultural spaces in Morocco languishes in a limbo
morocco  arts  culture  casablanca 
10 weeks ago
Who’s buying Israeli gas? A company owned by the General Intelligence Service
Hossam Bahgat traces a network of private companies back up to the GIS, set to cash in from the deal
egypt  corruption  energy  gas  israel 
november 2018
Restoring Morocco’s Past | by Ursula Lindsey | The New York Review of Books
Excellent piece by @ursulind on a nearly forgotten and truly original Moroccan film-maker and writer, Ahmed Bouanani
bouanani  morocco  film  literature 
november 2018
The Arabist
@ursulind's excellent piece on the Moroccan writer and film-maker Ahmed Bouanani, in the NYRB: https://www.nybooks.com/articles/2018/11/22/restoring-moroccos-past/
morocco  literature  film 
november 2018
Turkey Believes Prominent Saudi Critic Was Killed in Saudi Consulate in Istanbul - NYYT
“They confirmed two things: He was killed and his body was dismembered.”
saudi  khashoggi 
october 2018
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