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Flags

The Obama administration's strategic rebalance is really just a retreat. 

Egyptian flag

The country is awash in conformist state worship, fueled by the shrill narrative of a war on terror. 

Zapatista school

Zapatista strongholds endure in the state of Chiapas, managing their own schools, banks, hospitals, arts collectives and system of government.

Kiev protest

Coverage focused on the call for European integration has largely glossed over the rise in nationalist rhetoric that has led to violence. 

Chile election

Marca Tu Voto AC, a citizens’ group, is spearheading the national effort to overhaul Chile’s 1980 constitution. 

For the people of South Africa, Mandela was the leader they could identify with—one who had suffered alongside them.

An effective isolation of Israeli academic institutions will undoubtedly curtail some privileges that Israeli scholars take for granted, like generous travel subsidies, but that has no bearing on their academic freedom.

Rabaa

At first it was the Muslim Brotherhood. Now dozens of journalists, non-Islamist activists and students have been detained and beaten.

Contrary to what Goldberg has written, I believe that the only version of BDS that can be defended is one that is compatible with principles of academic freedom.

Blogs

So far it's about freedom, but the region's vast wealth—its oil and state-owned enterprises—is at stake.

February 22, 2011

London is peddling weapons to Egypt's military. Already.

February 21, 2011

"The power of tweeting Kuwaitis should not be undestimated.'

February 21, 2011

Decades of anti-US feelings, along with growing Islamism, will drastically change the region's tenor.

February 21, 2011

Hundreds are dead as rebels seize several Libyan cities and besiege capital.

February 21, 2011

A new generation of Moroccans wants dignity—and that is only possible in a true democracy.

February 20, 2011

Protests in Cairo and Wisconsin—and Stéphane Hessel's French bestseller Indignez-vous!—should serve as reminder of the power of outraged, united citizens to enact important change.

February 17, 2011

Morocco, long considered one of the most stable Arab countries, is not immune to the unrest sweeping the region.

February 17, 2011

It was the strength of the Egyptian people who brought down Mubarak and Obama made it clear that it was Egypt, not the US, which would decide Egypt's future. 

February 14, 2011

The Saudis are nervous. And they should be. They're a wealthy gated community next to a teeming slum. And the slum dwellers are angry.

February 13, 2011