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The Army and Political Power in the Arab Context: Theoretical Problems

| Apr 15, 2017

The Army and Political Power in the Arab Context: Theoretical Problems It is difficult, if not impossible, to make generalizations across time and space about army and politics, that is, outside a specific historical context encompassing local history more...

Israel, normalising the abnormal (IV): Towards a systematic boycott

| Sep 04, 2016

Israel, normalising the abnormal (IV): Towards a systematic boycott Rejecting normalisation with Israel is a concept that goes beyond the boycott as discussed in the previous articles in this series. Clearly, rejecting normalisation in the Arab world includes boycotting more...

Israel - Normalising the abnormal (III): Boycott inside Palestine

| Sep 02, 2016

Israel - Normalising the abnormal (III): Boycott inside Palestine Rejecting normalisation with Israel is a top issue across the Arab world, but what about anti-normalisation inside Palestine? In the territories occupied in 1967, this has meant Palestinian more...

Israel - Normalising the abnormal (II): Problematic questions

| Sep 01, 2016

Israel - Normalising the abnormal (II): Problematic questions Israel has consistently demanded and emphasized normalization, based on the premise that the key issue is its own security and the alleged existential Arab threat to its citizens more...

Israel: Normalising the abnormal (I): Terminologies

| Aug 30, 2016

Israel: Normalising the abnormal (I): Terminologies "Normalisation" is not a standalone term. In full, it refers to the "normalisation of relations with the occupying state", that is, Israel, in the context of the Arab-Israeli peace process more...

The crisis of political Islam, Part (3): Reform, violence

| Jun 19, 2016

The crisis of political Islam, Part (3): Reform, violence No signs of the historical crisis of political Islam are more telling than the emergence of the Islamic State group on the one hand; and the failure of the Islamists in power on the other more...

The crisis of political Islam (2): Islamism and politics

| Jun 12, 2016

The crisis of political Islam (2): Islamism and politics The Arab revolutions of 2011 and the subsequent failure of democratic transitions in some of the countries that witnessed them exposed the shallow more...

The crisis of political Islam (1): Problems of terminology

| Jun 10, 2016

The crisis of political Islam (1): Problems of terminology Groups belonging to the framework of political Islam have recently passed two milestones, each constituting a crisis and possibly a fork in the road more...

Tunisia, the Arab world's only democracy must be protected

| Mar 01, 2016

Tunisia, the Arab world's only democracy must be protected Tunisia is facing immense challenges. Its experiment is surrounded by grave risks, most of which are socio-economic in nature more...

The West: Only killing certain civilians is a crime

| Dec 16, 2015

The West: Only killing certain civilians is a crime It was perhaps embarrassment that has led international diplomats to stop being mere spectators in the tragedy of the Syrian people, and launch marathon efforts and conferences more...

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