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by / on March 4, 2011 at 3:06 am / in Issue, Main Menu, Middle East, World

Evolution and Revolution

…s, and the movement was not driven so much by uniform religious concerns as by a common identity that considered Arabs from Morocco to Iraq to be one people with a shared history, language, culture and political interest. They saw the Arab people as a civilization that had suffered from a steady but temporary decline since the Golden Age, a decline explained by external forces like colonialism. The solution was a unified, socialist Arab nation wi…

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by / on December 2, 2007 at 4:51 am / in Content, Cover Story, Issue, National Security, World

American Images

…they’re being softened up for interrogation. And we hear that the most humiliating thing you can do is make one Arab male disrobe in front of another … and especially if you put a woman in front of them and then spread those pictures around the Arab world …Maybe they’re gonna think we are serious. Maybe they’re gonna think we mean it this time. Maybe they’re gonna think we’re not gonna kowtow to them. Maybe the people who ordered this are pretty…

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by / on December 19, 2011 at 11:46 pm / in Campus, Middle East, Protests, Student Stump

Arab Springs To No Avail

…by Illustration by Amalia Rinehart Columbia Students for Justice in Palestine By Candace Lukasik: Among the Arab revolutions of the last year, there is one struggle for justice that has endured since 1948: The occupation of Palestine. The Arab Spring offers new hope for a shift in the Palestinian condition of dispossession, discrimination, and death. The Arab revolutions grew out of a sustained hope for freedom. Grassroots mass mobilization …

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by / on November 14, 2011 at 1:20 pm / in Most Recent Column, Opinion, World

Desert in Bloom: The Truth About the Arab League and Arab Spring

…Tunisia and Egypt and Libya,” “We are not Tunisia and Egypt and Libya and Yemen” On Saturday, the Arab League announced that it has (finally) taken some substantive action on the issue of Syria: if the Assad regime does not desist from its violent tactics against civilians and hold up its end of the Arab League-brokered conflict resolution deal by November 16, it will be suspended from the League and suffer economic and political s…

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by / on May 4, 2012 at 2:14 am / in Middle East, World

Stuffed Democracy

…the lowest marks in regional opinion polls. But much has changed over the past decade, both in Turkey and in the Arab world. The evolution of domestic policy and soft power diplomacy under Erdoğan, along with a renewed need for regional leadership that has been found in Turkey’s free-market democratic structure, has propelled it to become one of the Arab world’s most admired countries. This phenomenon, dubbed the “Turkish model” by the Western me…

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by / on November 18, 2013 at 6:47 pm / in Middle East, Opinion, World, World

The Arab World in Historical Perspective

by From Wikimedia CommonsIdeas and ideologies carry large weight, especially if one takes the Arab world in political context. As citizens of the twenty first century, we often overlook the cause of the Arab region’s political distress and tension that seems to be so ubiquitous. Common people today still assume that the Arab world has always been in jeopardy, unable to be reformed and a decadent culture. The recent events in Syria, Ir…

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by / on September 22, 2014 at 5:03 pm / in Africa, Campus, Events, Middle East, World

World Leaders Forum: Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki

…Mohamed Moncef Marzouki challenged his audience to let Tunisia change their notions about democratization in the Arab World. In 2011, Tunisia drew the world’s attention as the birthplace of the Arab Spring. Since that time, it has proved to be the only Arab nation to successfully pursue a transition to democracy, a transition that will culminate with nationwide elections this November. Selected by Tunisia’s Constituent Assembly to serve as interi…

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by / on January 30, 2012 at 2:00 pm / in Most Recent Column, Opinion, World

Grand Strategy, Iran, and the Arab Spring

…Unfortunately, it has given ammunition to the regime and its supporters and made friends of democracy among the Arab world (and even the Diaspora) wary about standing against the regime. It has led to suspicion that outside powers, may, once again, may be manipulating the Arabs. Israel has been more hesitant to support the revolution than others because it fears the potentiality of a more defiant Syria on its border. Ironically, Israel seems to…

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by / on March 17, 2012 at 10:43 am / in Africa, Middle East, World

Two Peoples, One Libya

…n a sit-down interview with Al Jazeera. He characterized these mercenaries as black Africans who could not speak Arabic – “foreigners” who were “doing terrible things” to women and children. Both Western and Arab news outlets fed the public with a barrage of violent images that resulted in the construction of a narrative of African mercenaries as unequivocal villains in the Libyan conflict, short in savagery to only Qaddafi himself. According to…

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by / on November 18, 2012 at 11:21 am / in Middle East, Opinion, World

Israel and Gaza: One Size (Doesn’t) Fit All

…equences. Entrenched allegiances held firm and the political climate disarmed any popular uprising. But then the Arab Spring happened, and is still happening. With the likes of Mubarak gone, the empowerment of popular Arab and Islamist forces in countries across the region, and a United States exhausted from years of war and uncertain about the future of its relationships in the region, Israel is not sitting as cozy as it once was. The political…

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