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Salman Fishing In Washington

tabsir , September 6th, 2015

This blog post is also available in Swedish…


Patience running out in Yemen

tabsir , September 1st, 2015

Plenty of patients but little patience as the war drags on…


Tunisia after the terror attacks

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…


Sociology of the Arab Spring

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…


Egypt and the Puppet Regime

tabsir , August 3rd, 2015

Politics rules the news cycle on Islam and the Middle East. Given the colonial history of the region, there have been numerous puppet leaders installed or allowed to…


Looking Away from “Bombs Away”

Defeating Da’ash

tabsir , June 17th, 2015

Check out the blog post by Eric Davis of Rutgers University on the need to take out Da’ash now.


If faith comes from Yemen…

tabsir , June 12th, 2015

For my post at Mena Tigningen, click here.


An Impish Desire for Imperial Déjà Vu

tabsir , May 27th, 2015

An Impish Desire for Imperial Déjà Vu Daniel Martin Varisco, MENA Tidningen, May 27, 2015 A recent online commentary by Robert Kaplan for Foreign Policy displays the provocative…


Clausewitz Updated and downsized

tabsir , May 15th, 2015

There is a nicely done satire by Sean McFate on how to take over a small country. Check it out here. Note: Only the rich may apply.


NEW! — Martin Webb: Contemporary Indian anti-corruption movements and political aesthetics

Focaal Web Editor , April 23rd, 2015

To appreciate the role of aesthetics in politics, we might look to the recent resurgence of popular anti-corruption movements in India. In 2011 and 2012, mass protests by…


18. Political technologists and civil society

John Postill , April 20th, 2015

By Muzammil M. Hussain This is the eighteenth post in the Freedom technologists series. The following are some passages taken (with permission) from chapter 4 of Hussain, M….


17. Digital rights in Southeast Asia and beyond: a review of RightsCon 2015

John Postill , March 31st, 2015

Update 1 April 2015: See also PDF version. Last week I was in Manila to attend the 4th meeting of the RightsCon series, held on 24-25 March 2015….