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Revoltes Arabes

Islamic State: Ideological Challenge to Saudi Arabia

James Dorsey | Posted 11.03.2014 | World
James Dorsey

If the threat to Israel and Jordan is primarily security, to Saudi Arabia it is also ideological, with IS tracing its roots to the philosophy of the 18th-century warrior-jurist Mohammed Ibn Abdul Wahhab and other Islamic sources on which the kingdom was built, and constituting a reference point that Salafists cannot ignore.

Online Voices for All? Women's Marginalization Online and What It Means for Internet Freedom

Courtney C. Radsch | Posted 05.12.2013 | Technology
Courtney C. Radsch

Online defamation campaigns against women cyberactivists have been seen throughout the world, and in the Arab region, where they have come to play a central role in the uprisings, even becoming memes online.

Middle East and North Africa: Another Year of Upheaval

James Dorsey | Posted 03.27.2013 | World
James Dorsey

Short-term volatility and instability is inevitable as the regional push for change continues. The international community would be well advised to seriously help post-revolt nations manage transition and steer pre-revolt countries towards managed reform.