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tabsir , December 8th, 2021
The Manhattan District Attorney’s office has conducted a major investigation into an antiquities dealer who bought looted materials from archaeological sites and museums. Read about it here…
tabsir , November 21st, 2021
An excellent analysis of U.S. policy in the Middle East by Juan Cole.
tabsir , April 4th, 2021
Yesterday there was an extravaganza parade in Cairo parading the embalmed remains of 22 ancient Egyptian pharaohs to their new “eternal” resting place in the National Museum of…
tabsir , February 8th, 2021
My commentary published in Juan Cole’s Informed Comment.
Maximilian C. Forte , January 25th, 2019
Last year in our final report on 2018, we closed with this warning: “one of the things we must all look out for then are the prospects of…
tabsir , July 2nd, 2018
In April Secretary-General António Guterres called the situation in Yemen the world’s worst humanitarian crisis. After more than three years of a lopsided war between a Western-supported Saudi/Emirat…
MPeterson , November 28th, 2017
“Can Al Jazeera English leverage its ‘Egypt moment’ into an American audience?” That question was asked back in 2011 by William Youmans and Katie Brown in a 2011 article…
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tabsir , September 3rd, 2017
This post can be read at MENA Tidningen.
MPeterson , August 23rd, 2017
The word “ends” has at least two significant meanings. We can speak of “ends” as goals, aspirations or outcomes. For example, we might ask, “What are the ends…
MPeterson , June 6th, 2017
The concept of “revolution” used by Western media to report on the so-called “Arab Spring” (itself a term coined by the Western media) is rooted in understandings of…
tabsir , July 25th, 2016
For an animated video of the weapons used by all sides in Syria, click here. by Ben Watson, Defense One, July 19, 2016 From chlorine gas to Kalashnikovs,…
tabsir , January 20th, 2016
Commentary on MENA Tidningen.
tabsir , January 1st, 2016
Stephen Walt has an astute analysis of the state of ISIS in Foreign Affairs.
tabsir , December 23rd, 2015
Faisal party at Versailles Conference. Left to right: Rustum Haidar, Nuri as-Said, Prince Faisal (front), Captain Pisani (rear), T. E. Lawrence, Faisal’s attendant (name unknown), Captain Hassan Kha…
tabsir , November 25th, 2015
Clamping down with law and order will not be enough by Thomas Piketty, Le blog de Thomas Piketty, Le Monde online, November 24, 2015 Confronted with terrorism, the…
tabsir , October 30th, 2015
A new post on MENA Tidningen…
tabsir , October 8th, 2015
Click here for my post on Tigningen about yet another bombing in Aden.
tabsir , September 15th, 2015
My latest post on the refugee crisis in Europe.
tabsir , September 11th, 2015
by Remi Piet, al Jazeera, September 10, 2015 Instead of joining Europe in its quest for liberalism, the new EU members are putting up obstacles. For over a…
tabsir , September 9th, 2015
With reports of Saudi coalition troops massing on the border to invade Yemen, the situation in Yemen gets even more dangerous. Will the beautiful Old City of Sanaa…
tabsir , September 6th, 2015
This blog post is also available in Swedish…
tabsir , September 1st, 2015
Plenty of patients but little patience as the war drags on…
tabsir , August 9th, 2015
by Rachid Ghannouchi © Qantara.de 2015 Translated from the German by Nina Coon A battle for freedom and dignity In the wake of the attacks on Sousse and…
tabsir , August 7th, 2015
For those interested in the issue, the recently published July issue of International Sociology (30:4) is devoted to the Arab uprisings. It includes articles on the relations of…