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The revolution in Sudan: let it fall

The will of the Sudanese youth is unmasking the dogma of a violent regime.

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The revolution in Sudan: let it fall

The will of the Sudanese youth is unmasking the dogma of a violent regime.

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A family under attack: Iranian exiles and the economic sanctions

The sanctions force Iranians to suspend their struggle against their abusive father, fearing that the interfering strangers would manipulate their demands and grievances.

On the need to shape the Arab exile body in Berlin

A long essay on why the Arab intellectual community in Berlin needs to acquire a name, shape, and a mandate of sorts.

In Iraq, Iran and Turkey are the real winners

The US is trying to create a Middle Eastern coalition to undermine Iran. They are sixteen years too late.

Radio Hakaya Podcast, episode 2: Abu Mohammed - from revolution to war

Episode 2 of a podcast series about the socio-political climate faced by Syrians and their host communities through their own eyes as the pressure rises for refugees to return to Syria.

A European take on Warsaw’s anti-Iran show

Analysis of US diplomacy and discourse after May 2018 suggests that the administration has revived its 1979 Iran-pathology with a vengeance.

Radio Hakaya Podcast, episode 1: Um Saleh - life under ISIS

The first episode of a podcast series about the socio-political climate faced by Syrians and their host communities through their own eyes as the pressure rises for refugees to return to Syria.

I am not a criminal, I am an artist

The story of three Moroccan dancers who despite having valid Visas, were refused entry, locked up, and deported by the Dutch authorities.

The revolution in Sudan: let it fall

The will of the Sudanese youth is unmasking the dogma of a violent regime.

Egypt: a horror story

An attempt to remember, and cope with a trauma that pervades the lives of millions of Egyptians.

The Sudanese protests and the legacy of the Arab uprisings

Despite the factors working against the Sudanese protesters, there is a real hope that their primary goals can prevail.

A spectre is haunting Iran: the curious revival of monarchism

Iran’s monarchism has regained much prestige and legitimacy, but is the claimant to the throne equal to the task?

‘Post-sectarian Iraq’ between theory and practice

It remains to be seen whether this so called ‘new Iraq’ is as post-sectarian as some academics and journalists claim.

الأكياس البلاستيكية في المغرب: حظر مع وقف التنفيذ

ليس صدفة أن يتزامن صدور قانون منع الأكياس البلاستيكية، مع انعقاد مؤتمر الأمم المتحدة للتغيير المناخي بمدينة مراكش.

The battle over the memory of Egypt’s revolution

In today’s Egypt, millions are silent, nevertheless, they still remember.

Now streaming: censorship

How should companies like Netflix respond when repressive governments order the removal of critical content?

Political protest not for sale!

Why the Homeland Hack is not a commodity.

The Dangerous Dance: Syrians in the New Year’s Eve

Seven years after the beginning of the refugee question, the situation of Syrians in the diaspora is still fragile to an extent that a happy and short dance made by Syrians in ‘other people’s cities’ is considered to be a danger

Terrorism policing: the YPG/YPJ, an ally abroad but a danger at home?

The erratic treatment members of the YPG/YPJ receive at the hands of Europe’s counterterrorism networks doesn’t look set to change in the near future.

السينما والمسرح داخل السجون التونسية

 لا أنكر أبداً سعادتي بهذه التجربة التونسية المتفردة في بلادنا الناطقة باللغة العربية، والتي تعدّ نموذجاً يمكن تصديره أمام الدول الأخرى

Prospects for Yemen in 2019 and beyond

The fear and terror induced by this situation, combined with unbearable survival conditions are creating a generation of psychologically scarred people, many of whom will never be able to live normal lives.

كُرد سوريا وكعب أخيل

الانسحاب الأمريكي سيضع الكُرد أمام امتحان صعب، وعليهم الاختيار بين التفاوض مع الحكومة السورية والقبول بتنازلات مؤلمة على طريق الوصول لحل سياسي مقبول، أو الدخول في مواجهة عسكرية مع الجيش التركي وفصائل المعارضة السورية الموالية لها.

Why are there no women in Iraq’s football stadiums?

Iraqis are suffocated by a rampant militarization and hypermasculinity.

أجساد "عاريّة" وأبطال من التاريخ: الممثّل العربي محرّضاً للرأي العام

توضّح حالتا النّوري ويوسف العديد من ملامح الحياة العامّة في مصر وسوريا، حيث يبدو أنّنا أمام عمليّة ابتعاد مضطرد للنقاش العام عن قضايا أكثر أهميّة

Do not take Oman's stability for granted

While the future of Oman is far from certain, the world has so fair paid little attention to the turbulences that might be awaiting the Sultanate.

Elections in Libya: the difficult way ahead

The Libya conference in Palermo has ended in a renewed push for elections in the crisis-ridden country. But is Libya really in a fit state to deliver on this commitment?

Bullying Iran will not work

The US narrative should be adjusted in such way to be more in ‘synch’ with realities on the ground and not simply restricted to hostile and at times highly exaggerated denunciations.

إمبراطورية الكلاشينكوف

في الواقع، ثمة عوامل عدة تفسر انتشار هذا السلاح في العالم العربي، منها سعره الرخيص نسبياً 

A Palestinian house with many struggles

The struggle of Palestinians takes different forms, between living under the Palestinian Authority or the de-facto Hamas government in the Gaza Strip.

The double standards applied to academic freedom

The political right is not only cracking down on academic freedoms, but has started simultaneously to become a fierce advocate of an aggressively anti-intellectual freedom of speech.

On recognizing our ethno-religious prejudices: a preliminary conceptual analysis

After many years of suppression, Syrians were able to bring these issues to light and engage in serious public debate. العربية

Professional solidarity with Palestine: a mental health imperative

Palestinian mental health professionals will continue critical dialogue of the occupation until its hegemony is exposed and deconstructed.

The hypocrisy behind British endorsement of Bahrain’s ‘sham’ elections

UK’s support for Bahrain’s sham-elections emboldens the Gulf nation to continue intensifying its crackdown on civil rights with impunity.

نيتفليكس والمنطقة العربيّة سياسات الهويّة لم تمرّ من هنا

هل تلعب أجندة مسبقة للشبكة الدور الأكبر في تحديد خياراتها في المنطقة العربيّة؟

The elephant at the state of the "upper-side"

The elephant was the one who did the act of balancing on the wheel; the master was the one who taught it that trick

The ‘Soyas’: Egypt’s car park mafias

The Soyas are parking attendants, mostly unlicensed and often aggressive towards drivers

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