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Memories of Malta

Joseph Braude | Posted 10.06.2016 | Travel
Joseph Braude

Fans of Humphrey Bogart know the tiny island state of Malta as the origin of the jewel-crested black bird in the 1941 film classic The Maltese Falcon....

These Techpreneurs Are Changing the Business Model in the Middle East

Sarah Illingworth | Posted 03.12.2017 | Technology
Sarah Illingworth

Techpreneurs are often lauded for their business acumen and the disruptive power of their companies, but along with nous, behind almost every startup ...

Wisps of Hair, Wisp of Hope: The Tunisian Nobel Peace Prize

Amie Williams | Posted 10.14.2016 | Home
Amie Williams

When I got the news that the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded Friday to a "quartet" of four Tunisian civil society groups, I was in the "AFOUFA" hair salon in La Marsa, an upscale suburb of Tunisia doing something I rarely do: getting my hair done.

Countering Political Violence: Tackle the Root Causes

James Dorsey | Posted 06.29.2016 | Home
James Dorsey

European officials, describing recruitment efforts by the Islamic State in Bosnia Herzegovina, mired in a toxic mix of economic malaise and ethnic tension, reportedly fear they may regret having failed to tackle the country's structural problems in the two decades since the end of the Yugoslav wars.

5 Industries the Internet of Things Is Going to Change Radically

Amine Chouaieb | Posted 06.28.2015 | Technology
Amine Chouaieb

Not only is it great to be able to have centralized, remote control over one's devices but it is also a game changer to be able to collect data about the functioning and interaction of these machines.

Soccer Fan Support for the Islamic State: Protest or a New Generation of Jihadists?

James Dorsey | Posted 12.04.2014 | Politics
James Dorsey

At face value, a recent one minute video clip on You Tube leaves little doubt about support for the Islamic State, the jihadist group that controls a swath of Syria and Iraq, among supporters of storied Moroccan soccer club Raja Club Athletic.

North African Soccer Pitches Return as Venues for Anti-government Protests

James Dorsey | Posted 11.02.2014 | Home
James Dorsey

The incidents reflect mounting anger and frustration among North African youth who have few if any social and economic prospects.

Egypt's Fateful Choice: Democracy or Authoritarianism?

Adil E. Shamoo | Posted 04.06.2014 | Politics
Adil E. Shamoo

Algeria descended into civil war when its military suppressed the country's democratically popular Islamists. Could the same happen in Egypt?

Adventures In Tunisia And Crowdfunding

Aida Alami | Posted 08.22.2016 | Impact
Aida Alami

Berlin reporter Jabeen Bhatti and I created a project on the crowd-sourcing platform Kickstarter to help fund a trip to Tunisia to go to ground, talking to people and figuring out what is really going on, then telling those stories.