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    Book Review – ‘Patriotic Ayatollahs: Nationalism in Post-Saddam Iraq’ by Caroleen Sayej

Book Review – ‘Patriotic Ayatollahs: Nationalism in Post-Saddam Iraq’ by Caroleen Sayej

by Geneive Abdo
Caroleen Marji Sayej’s meticulously chronicled study examines Ali al-Sistani’s immense influence upon Iraqi politics, all the more potent against the backdrop of the fractured state that emerged after the 2003 American invasion. Well-researched and persuasively argued, Sayej’s book avoids the pitfalls of much literature on the topic, which often misunderstands the place of religion in Arab societies […]

  • Permalink Head of Houthi delegation Mohammed Abdul-Salam and Yemeni Foreign Minister Khaled al-Yaman shake hands next to United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres and Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom, during the Yemen peace talks, 13 December 2018.Gallery

    Yemen’s Stockholm Agreement: One Step Forward, One Step Back?

Yemen’s Stockholm Agreement: One Step Forward, One Step Back?

by Omar Munassar

In Stockholm, December 2018, Yemen’s warring parties met for the first time in two years. Four months later, has the Stockholm Agreement made real progress towards peace, or does it merely signal one step forward and one step back?

The Stockholm Agreement represented a glimmer of hope, showing that the talks had at least laid the groundwork for […]

April 15th, 2019|Yemen|0 Comments|
  • Permalink President Nixon with Anwar Sadat waving from a motorcade through Alexandria, Egypt after Nixons arrival. Passing under a large sign - Alexandria Greets Sadat & Nixon - Arab Socialist Union. June 12, 1974.Gallery

    Fortress America in the Middle East: Academic Freedom at the American University in Cairo

Fortress America in the Middle East: Academic Freedom at the American University in Cairo

by Karim Maged Malak

Most participants in the Egyptian student movement, since its reawakening in 2011 and despite its recent dismemberment, know the songs of al-Sheikh Imam and Ahmed Fu’ad Negm. These were the songs that formed the chants, demands, and expressions of the student movement. Yet how many know that one of the duo’s songs targeting US President Richard […]

April 9th, 2019|Egypt, Featured|1 Comment|

Economic Development in Palestine and Beyond

by Patrick Kaczmarczyk

Recently, the Palestine Economic Policy Research Institute (MAS) has published a comprehensive study on Palestinian economic development. In this report, co-authored by my colleagues Heiner Flassbeck, Michael Paetz, and I, we explore possible solutions as to how Palestine could sustainably finance its deficits. Very soon after the Israeli elections this week, Jared Kushner, the US President’s son-in-law and senior […]

Chinese Muslims in the Era of Belt and Road

by Yuting Wang

It is estimated that there are twenty million Muslims living within the borders of the People’s Republic of China. The two largest subgroups are the Chinese-speaking Muslims, known as the Hui people, and the Turkic-speaking Muslims, or the Uyghurs. In the post 9/11 era, widespread Islamophobia and China’s growing economic influence in Muslim-majority regions have drawn both […]

April 3rd, 2019|Featured, GCC|0 Comments|

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