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Kurds: The Muslim World’s “Unworthy” Victims

2011 marked the shift many Middle East observers had been anticipating. Since their formation, nations stretching between the Maghreb and beyond the Levanthave endured decades of authoritarian rule. Mohamed ...


Who will control the drones watching you?

Whether they are being used for surveillance or all-out combat, drones will soon pose serious risks for all of the world's citizens. ...


Turkish PM Erdoğan is killing the Kurdish Spring

When uprisings first began to spread throughout the Arab world, there was speculation that the Kurds across the Middle East could follow suite. That could still happen, but with their largest party in Turkey margina ...

Middle East North Africa Uprisings

The ‘Real’ Princes of Persia

The uprisings popularly called the 'Arab Spring' have seen regional power in the middle east wrestled away from pro-American Regimes ...


Bahrain: Pro-Democracy Activists Will Stand Trial

Shia comprise about 70 per cent of Bahrain’s population, but are excluded from top government and security posts. More than 30 people have died in the unrest. ...

lissnup & ak social media

Syria, Social Media & “Anti-Social” Activism

Many of the chants are conveniently translated for the myriad spectators and commentators. The one we hear most in Syria is “The people want to topple the regime”. Note that word. People. It is people and their a ...


The Iranian Andy Warhol

Despite restrictions in Iran, a new crop of artists creates works that blend ancient and modern history and ideas, winning acclaim at home and abroad ... ...

President of Iran Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

Saudi Arabia versus Iran – The Gloves are Off!

Saudi Arabia fears Iranian influence – its Bahrain intervention has echoes of the Soviet reaction to the 1956 Hungary uprising Democracy is arriving in the Middle East, albeit slowly. But what is making progress at ...

Rebuttal by CNN anchor against a Israel Spokeswomen

Rebuttal by CNN anchor against a Israel Spokeswomen

More than 3,000 European Jews, including prominent intellectuals, have signed a petition speaking out against Israeli settlement policies and warning that systematic support for the Israeli government is dangerous. ...

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