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Arab Uprisings

How A Leading Egyptian Historian Found Himself In The Middle Of A Revolution

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 01.29.2016 | Home

After over a decade of teaching in the United States, Professor Khaled Fahmy arrived in Cairo a few months before the Egyptian revolution. A leading h...

Toward a People's History of the Syrian Uprising -- A Conversation with Wendy Pearlman

Danny Postel | Posted 10.12.2016 | Home
Danny Postel

In the increasingly disfigured debate about Syria, it is scarcely even remembered that it all began as a popular uprising--indeed, as a nonviolent and non-sectarian one whose goals were dignity, justice, and freedom from a one-family mafia torture state in power for more than four decades.

The Honorable Thing to Do Is Kill Someone: Defeating Men's Culture of Honor to Overcome the Syrian Catastrophe

Marc Gopin | Posted 09.01.2014 | Home
Marc Gopin

First the bad news: a fracture in the Middle East is looming. There is a fracturing of states along sectarian lines that has been funded and instigate...

How Has Saudi Arabia Held Off Its Own Uprisings? | NEIL MacFARQUHAR | Posted 08.09.2011 | Home

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia -- As one nation after another has battled uprisings across the Arab world, the one major country spared is also its richest -- S...

At Least 15 Killed In Yemen Crackdown

Posted 07.30.2011 | Home

May 30 (Reuters) - At least 15 people were killed after forces loyal to Yemen's President Ali Abdullah Saleh opened fire on protesters in the southern...

Iran Vows To Unplug The Internet

Wall Street Journal | CHRISTOPHER RHOADS and FARNAZ FASSIHI | Posted 07.28.2011 | Home

Iran is taking steps toward an aggressive new form of censorship: a so-called national Internet that could, in effect, disconnect Iranian cyberspace f...

Egypt's Youth Gears Up for Friday Protest Against the Armed Forces

Mónica Villamizar | Posted 07.27.2011 | Home
Mónica Villamizar

There's another image of the Statue of Liberty wearing a burka and another which needed to be explained: the underpants of Mohamed H Tantawi, the commander of the armed forces.

'U.S. Do Something'

Gary Hart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gary Hart

Welcome to the 21st century, a time already characterized by the limits on American power. This is not an argument for isolationism. It is an argument for a realistic understanding of what we can and cannot do and should and should not do.

Budrus Shows 'White Intifada' Can Beat the Israeli Occupation

Robert Naiman | Posted 12.06.2011 | Home
Robert Naiman

The village of Budrus effectively organized a campaign of nonviolent resistance against Israel's plans to route its "Separation Barrier" through their village lands. Budrus is a compelling account of this successful experiment.

Could Bahrain Prove Crucial To The Strategic Outcome Of 'Arab Spring'?

The Washington Post | Editorial | Posted 07.10.2011 | Home

Given the civil war in Libya and serial massacres of opposition demonstrators in Syria , it's not surprising that another ugly campaign of repression,...

Andrea Stone

U.S. Officials Raise Concerns Over Human Rights As Chinese Officials Look On | Andrea Stone | Posted 07.09.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON -- As the United States opened two days of talks with China Monday, Vice President Joe Biden lauded the growing political ties between the ...

Why Aren't You Watching Al Jazeera?

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Frank Schaeffer

We Americans are so isolated from the larger world that we will always be a dollar short and a day late unless we find alternatives to our "media." Al Jazeera is that alternative.

A New Chapter in the American-Arab Relationship

Raghida Dergham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Raghida Dergham

It might be lucky for Obama that the Arab uprisings coincide with his second battle for the presidency -- if he makes good use of this opportunity. This requires blending aspirations and realities wisely, and with moral courage.

Why Are Uprisings Spreading in the Arab World?

Jonah Schulhofer-Wohl | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jonah Schulhofer-Wohl

Tunisians' sacrifices have created a new moral climate in the region. If Tunisians were willing to make this sacrifice, why shouldn't I also be willing?