A review of the award-winning novel The Bamboo Stalk
Set in the Philippines and Kuwait, translated by Jonathan Wright
literature  kuwait 
Her Majesty’s Jihadists - NYT
On British Muslim foreign fighters in Syria.
New Details on 2012 Kidnapping of NBC News Team in Syria
Kidnappers pretended to be Shia militia, staged hostage freeing
syria  kidnapping 
2 days ago
Putting Palestine on the Map…and the Jersey
Great long read about Palestinian-Chilean soccer team
palestine  chile  soccer 
8 days ago
Arab Peacemaker
Cairo Review interview with Lakhdar Brahimi
10 days ago
The Unknown Man, and the Deaths at Abu Zaabal
Excellent reporting on a massacre of Egyptian prisoners
egypt  abu  zaabal  prisoners 
12 days ago
‘ISIS: Inside the Army of Terror,’ and More
Steven Negus reviews this very good new book on ISIS, and others
ISIS  book 
15 days ago
Wadha et Ibrahim Abdhalla: affreux, sales et marrants
Refreshingly off-beat portrait of Iraqi refugees
iraq  refugees  ISIS 
16 days ago
TSA’s Secret Behavior Checklist to Spot Terrorists
Includes being nervous, being late, being arrogant, whistling, yawning, staring, gazing down...
tsa  terrorism 
16 days ago
Yemen and Iran: What's really going on?
Brian Whitaker tries to assess how serious alleged Iranian involvement really is
iran  yemen 
18 days ago
Reading al-Koni in English — Elliott Colla
The great Libyan writer is a Booker finalist this year
al-koni  libya 
22 days ago
Islam’s Improbable Reformer
Bret Stephens, improbable journalist.
25 days ago
Norman Finkelstein does Reddit's Ask Me Anything.
israel/palestine  finkelstein 
25 days ago
NYU Professor barred entry into U.A.E.
Andrew Ross has been a critic of labour abuse
UAE  NYU  academic  freedom 
4 weeks ago
Europe Stands Up to Saudi Arabia
Interesting Swedish-Saudi falling out
sweden  KSA  human  right 
5 weeks ago
The big drop: Riyadh’s oil gamble
Interesting long piece on Saudi energy policy.
saudi  oil 
5 weeks ago
Becoming Jihadi John
Good analysis of how ISIS "weaponizes discontent"
ISIS  recruits 
5 weeks ago
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