With the resignation of its president and prime minister, Yemen lacks the capacity to steer its political transition towards the goal of greater stability. The alternative, however, does not bear thinking about.
It is important to stop
perpetuating misconceptions about the current crisis (i.e., that it’s a
sectarian conflict or proxy war among Iran and Saudi Arabia) that make for a
good – albeit largely unfounded – story.
the global media were transfixed by the Islamist killings in Paris, Boko Haram was
engaging in further massacres in north-east Nigeria and even over the border in
Cameroon. How has its campaign escalated?
right to offend, which the French secular republic with its long tradition of
anti-clericalist satire holds particularly dear, is in everyday conflict with
the values of the republic’s second largest religion.
It has been exhausting having to confront the visceral divisions among us about the nature of what happened, the roles of religion, geopolitics, and racism. And the possibility that the west, thinking it ‘is Charlie’, has been spitting on their graves.