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Arab Awakening news and analysis from The Nation
March 11, 2021
Parenting in Exile From Egypt: The Choices I Made for My Daughters
Even though I know what the dictatorship would do to me if I returned to Egypt, I am consumed with guilt for abandoning my family.
October 10, 2019
In the Midst of Chaos, an Invincible Arab Spring
This month’s protests in Syria, Iraq, and Egypt prove that what began in 2010 was just the beginning of a long revolution.
September 3, 2019
This New Book Highlights Arab Women Reporting From the Arab World
Zahra Hankir’s anthology
Our Women on the Ground
elevates vital but often overlooked voices from Morocco to Gaza to Yemen.
June 25, 2019
The Seasons After the Arab Spring
Recent uprisings in Sudan and Algeria have avoided mistakes of 2011.
June 4, 2019
‘Blood,’ the Anthem of Sudan’s Revolution, Takes on New Meaning Amid Violent Repression
A new generation of musicians and artists has been inspired by—and is inspiring—the uprising.
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April 26, 2019
Sudan’s Unfinished Revolution: The Dictator Is Gone, but the Fight Continues
“We held each other and cried. Everyone around us was crying and chanting.”
March 28, 2019
Algeria’s Joyful Revolution
The most striking feature of today’s uprising is that the gigantic rallies are peaceful and socially mixed, with men and women, old and young, taking part—and adamant in their resolve to get rid of the regime.
December 21, 2018
Chaos in Yemen: A Conversation With Isa Blumi
A historian of the Middle East unpacks the widely misunderstood origins of one of the world’s most devastating conflicts.
December 20, 2018
Hesitant Hope for the Fate of Yemen
Major political breakthroughs provide an opportunity to rein in the world’s worst humanitarian disaster. But progress is fragile.
December 14, 2018
War Crimes in Our Name: A Q&A With Shireen Al-Adeimi
The outspoken advocate details the plight of her native Yemen—and explains what needs to happen to avoid further disaster.