Ahmed E. Souaiaia teaches at the University of Iowa. He is the author of the book, Contesting Justice (State University of New York Press, 2010) and his most recent book, Anatomy of Dissent in Islamic Societies, provides a historical and theoretical treatment of rebellious movements and ideas since the rise of Islam. Opinions are the author’s, speaking on matters of public interest; not speaking for any organization with which he is affiliated.
The Vienna Talks are the first serious attempt to end the war in Syria
The US is finally playing the role of facilitator, not party to the conflict. That is a good sign, and a hopeful one...
Russia’s military buildup in Syria could benefit the anti-ISIL coalition
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Should western countries support Tunisia and if so how?
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Published in: HomeWhere is the outrage?
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Published in: HomeIran’s emerging institutional power and its effect on negotiations with the United States
It is now the US shift in institutional power that is threatening the process and undermining the President’s efforts.