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A History of Food Production in Yemen

tabsir , October 19th, 2022

In October, 2022, I participated in the Food Sovereignty Workshop at Ohio State University and discussed the issue of sustainable agriculture and water resource use to improve the…


Biden’s trip to Middle East

tabsir , July 14th, 2022

There is an excellent analysis in Time Magazine of how President Biden’s trip to the Middle East could help with resolving the protracted war on Yemen. You can…


Wahhabis in the Dustbin?

tabsir , February 23rd, 2022

This is a fascinating analysis by Hassan Hassan of the Saudi royal family trying to rewrite its past. It is available on the New/Lines website. Here is the…


Lament for Yemen

dvarisco , February 8th, 2022

Lament for Yemen Yemen,your body lies crushedbeneath the rubble that was the homewhere you were bornyour blood floods the landbreaks the terraced slopeswhere sorghum supplied every needyour br…


Catching a Looter

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…


Democracy Denied in the Middle East

tabsir , November 21st, 2021

An excellent analysis of U.S. policy in the Middle East by Juan Cole.


Parading with the Pharaohs

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…


The Crisis in Yemen

tabsir , February 8th, 2021

My commentary published in Juan Cole’s Informed Comment.


Trump’s Coup in Venezuela

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…


Geocolonialism and the War in Yemen

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…


Why Al-Jazeera America Never Gained Traction

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…


Cholera, Cluster Bombs and Summer Vacation

tabsir , September 3rd, 2017

This post can be read at MENA Tidningen.


Bloodshed, Liminality & The Ends Of Egypt’s Revolution

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…


Are The Media Using The Wrong Yardstick To Measure The Revolution?

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…


Weapons of the Syrian War

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,…


The Voice of which America?

tabsir , January 20th, 2016

Commentary on MENA Tidningen.


ISIS will fall

tabsir , January 1st, 2016

Stephen Walt has an astute analysis of the state of ISIS in Foreign Affairs.


Geopolitics in the Middle East: A new century dawns

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…


Combatting ISIS/Daesh

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…


Photoshopping the Yemen War

tabsir , October 30th, 2015

A new post on MENA Tidningen…


Blame the Huthis…

tabsir , October 8th, 2015

Click here for my post on Tigningen about yet another bombing in Aden.


The Refugee Crisis and Orientalism

tabsir , September 15th, 2015

My latest post on the refugee crisis in Europe.


Orban, Hungary and the walls of 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…


As Sanaa Becomes Aleppo

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…