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September 21, 2016
Syrian Writers, Artists, and Journalists Speak Out Against US and Russian Policy
They say the two powers have been working to co-opt the Syrian liberation struggle under the rubric of the “war against terror.”
Syrian Writers, Artists, and Journalists Against US and Russian Policies in Syria
September 6, 2016
Behind the Sun
In four books about Syria and Egypt, the narrative arc of revolution bends toward disappointment.
March 18, 2016
The Syrian Who Wanted the Revolution, Part Seven: The Salvation
On the fifth anniversary of the revolt, the film collective Abounaddara gives a voice, a face, and a humanity to one of the country’s bludgeoned survivors.
February 17, 2016
The Union Busting That Goes Into Your Canned Fish
A free trade deal between the US and Morocco was supposed to increase development in North Africa—not flame labor conflicts and union suppression.
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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October 20, 2015
How to Win a Nobel Peace Prize
Keep the US military out of your country.
October 9, 2015
The Biggest Winners of the Arab Spring? Dictators
While authoritarian rule appears to provide stability over the short term, it breeds discontent and affirms the idea that violence is the only way to be heard.
July 9, 2015
5 Reasons BDS Is Actually Working
It’s a nonviolent, rights-based movement that represents the concerns of all Palestinian stakeholders—and the reasons for its existence are increasingly urgent.
June 29, 2015
Can Tunisia’s Democracy Survive Terrorism?
Some Tunisians fear that the government’s proposed solution to deal with violent radicals will undo the victories of the 2011 revolution.
June 5, 2015
It’s Time for the US to Support Democracy, Not Dictatorship, in Egypt
By supporting Sisi’s iron-fisted regime, Obama is playing into the hands of ISIS and Al Qaeda.