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Erdogan, Sisi and Western Hypocrisy

Soumaya Ghannoushi | Posted 11.05.2015 | Politics
Soumaya Ghannoushi

A funereal atmosphere descended over western capitals with the announcement of Turkey's parliamentary elections' results, widely described in European and American media as a "shock" and a "black day for Turkey." The picture painted appeared very bleak, as a stream of reports, editorials and op-eds by opposition figures warned of a "return to autocracy and despotism" and declared the outcome as a threat to the "survival of democracy" in the country.

An Interview With John David O'Brien

D. Dominick Lombardi | Posted 12.28.2014 | Arts
D. Dominick Lombardi

In the freestanding sculptures, O'Brien mixes materials in such a way to imply cross-cultural references that span time and location. I've recently had an opportunity to ask O'Brien a few questions in an attempt to demystify his iconography.

Clash of Civilizations Discredited

Mahmood Delkhasteh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mahmood Delkhasteh

The bloody fault lines of conflict today are mapped out not between democratic and undemocratic civilizations, but between global forces of antidemocratic power and human struggles for freedom in every culture.

Arabia Felix 101: Yemen in the Grips of Unrest

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Magda Abu-Fadil

Yemen has mounted a tight security plan for the holy Moslem month of Ramadan starting this week in a bid to thwart any new terrorist attacks, the Yemen Times reported.