Links late June 2013
I have been traveling for the last three weeks with only an iPad, which makes blogging difficult. Hence no recent links, so to clear things ahead of June 30 here are the last 50 or bookmarks I kept over the last month.
- Egypt, Its Streets a Tinderbox, Braces for a Spark - NYTimes.com
Good overview by David Kirkpatrick.
- Assad backers reportedly make up 43 percent of dead in Syria | McClatchy
- Twitter / nawaat: Why they hate #twitter?
- Freedom fighters? Cannibals? The truth about Syria’s rebels - The Independent
Handy cheat sheet.
- Syria's proxy war - Le Monde diplomatique - English edition
- Tunisia's 'immunisation of the revolution' draft legislation fiercely debated - The National
Another political isolation law.
- A Pilot’s Refusal, Reimagined by Negar Azimi | NYRblog
- Dangerous Divisions in the Arab World - NYTimes.com
Good op-ed on sectarianism.
- BBC News - US warns against Egypt travel after deadly clashes
Tourists what tourists?
- Will June 30 Be Midnight For Morsi's Cinderella Story?
Nathan Brown - "Calmer language was used in Europe in the summer of 1914."
- Egypt: Brotherhood ‘inciting sectarianism’ — HRW | GulfNews.com
- Of Bodies and Blank Notebooks | MERIP
On state killings in Saudi Arabia
- Translation: President Mohamed Morsi’s Address to the Nation | Atlantic Council
- The Obama Administration Should Prepare for More Change in Egypt | Center for American Progress
Brian Katulis - but no clear advice here.
- AP News: McDonald's refuses to operate in Jewish settlement
- More Morsy | Inanities
Sarah Carr says "everyone loses". I agree.
- The Egyptian State Unravels | Foreign Affairs
On illegal arms trade.
- Tech Talk - Insecurity in the Middle East
Great overview of oil markets & geopolitical risk.
- Jama'a al-Islamiya member killed in political spat in Gharbiya
- Equal-opportunity - Al-Ahram Weekly
Azhar issues document on women's rights.
- Reuters: Saudi Arabia: More than 1.5m workers change residence status
- Libya’s Ansar al Shariah, expelled after Ambassador Chris Stevens’ death, is back in Benghazi | McClatchy
- Children of the revolution
- Qatar: le cheikh Hamad accélère la transmission du pouvoir au prince Tamim
Says HBJ out due to arrogance and corruption, and making say for Tamim.
- Algérie : révélations sur la prise d'otages d'In Amenas
- Oum Cartoon أم كرتون
Great new blog on Arab cartoons.
- Gary Sick: Is the Supreme Leader really so supreme?
- Planet Sawiris
- Where is the Egyptian Pound Headed? | Atlantic Council
- Artists versus Islamists in Egypt's culture war
- Neo Tunisian Army
- Slaughterhouse-Live - NYTimes.com
Ursula on Casablanca's coolest art space.
- The evolution of Arab public opinion research
- Brotherhood mulls renewing supreme guide’s term
- Diplomats predict Assad will soon launch campaign to retake Aleppo
- What the United States Should Have Said to Egypt about the NGO Trial | Atlantic Council
Kapow! Amy Hawthorne sets concrete challenge to Washington on Egypt NGOs.
- Egypt's gathering economic gloom leaves millions facing food shortages | Louisa Loveluck | Global development | guardian.co.uk
- Civil Disobedience on a Turkish Game Show - NYTimes.com
- Turkey’s Secular Awakening - By Whit Mason | Foreign Policy
Turkey's protests aren't about Islamism or the elite. They're a call for true liberal democracy.
- World Briefing | Middle East: Egypt: Activist Sentenced to Prison for Insulting Morsi
- Twitter a Mirror for the Turkish Press, and the Reflection Isn't Pretty | TechPresident
Lisa Goldman on the scandal of Turkish media
- PHOTOS: Demonstrators occupy Istanbul’s Taskim Square | +972 Magazine
- China Is Reaping Biggest Benefits of Iraq Oil Boom - NYTimes.com
- Does Spain's History Provide a Lesson in Syria's Civil War? - NYTimes.com
- Quite a novelty
The deal for a "new Yemen"
- AP News: Court says Egypt legislature illegally elected
Best piece I've seen on ruling so far.
- A report from Gezi Park
- Once a talk shop, Egypt’s Islamist-led upper house of parliament now a powerhouse - The Washington Post
- FJP proposes army voting ban for next 5 years | Egypt Independent
A reasonable compromise.
- Erimtan Angle Special: The Gezi Park Protests | istanbulgazette.com
Backgrounder on park plans.
- Power outages become routine in Egypt, triggering protests and campaigns - The Washington Post
- The Rise and Fall and Rise of Zahi Hawass | Smithsonian Magazine
Zahi: "I’ve never slept with a prostitute in my life."
- Obama’s Long Road to Peace by David Cole | NYRblog | The New York Review of Books
Rather overly generous towards Obama.
- A Tale From The Taksim Anti-Mall Mobilisations : rabble
On the protests in Istanbul
- Artists and the Arab Uprisings | RAND
Report looks at freedom of expression, funding.
- From the Potomac to the Euphrates » Masters of Disaster
Excellent post by Steve Cook on the usual crazies in DC.
- Stay Out of Syria! by David Bromwich | The New York Review of Books
Looks at US press debate on Syria, legacy of Iraq.
- Salafism’s March through North Africa
Tarek Osman in Cairo Review predicts an eclipse.
- Islamists attack Turkey 'kissing protest'
- Islamists: parliamentary elections will be held next year
- Egyptian ambassador: Ethiopia dam 'a reality' to cope with
- Tuesday’s papers: Documentary made about Morsy, ‘Tamarod’ gears up efforts
- Bread rumours could lead to “mother of all crises” | REBEL ECONOMY
Good post, and good comment.
- UK and France win battle to lift EU’s Syria arms embargo - FT.com
- The loneliness of resisting the conspirators against Hizbollah - FT.com
- Mapping the Coptic Movements: Coptic Activism in a Revolutionary Setting
- The End of the (Southern) Neighbourhood
Paper on EU Med policy by Kristina Kausch
- Empire Wants What’s Best for the Arabs
Andrew Hammond reports from the Doha summit
- Hizbullah's Syrian adventure