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August 11, 2017
‘Why So Much Cruelty?’
Tunisia’s Truth and Dignity Commission is unique in the Arab world. But is the country too small a place to tell the truth about human-rights abuses?
November 8, 2016
’Til Kingdom Come
How long can Morocco’s political system withstand demands for change?
September 6, 2016
Behind the Sun
In four books about Syria and Egypt, the narrative arc of revolution bends toward disappointment.
March 2, 2016
Cairo: A Museum of Ghosts
A visit to the Egyptian capital while government crackdowns are forcing many of its writers and artists to find a way out.
January 27, 2016
The Future of the Arab
Riad Sattouf’s biting graphic memoir ignores the big picture of politics in the Middle East and focuses instead on daily life and the imposition of authority through violence.
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November 9, 2015
Standing Up for Migrant Workers in the Gulf, 1 Installation at a Time
For the artists in the activist group Gulf Labor, the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi epitomizes the conquest of art by corporate interests.
October 1, 2015
A Stage Across the Sea
An unjustly-neglected Libyan novelist captured the twisted logic of colonialism, past and present.