Links 23-31 March 2017
Recent posts on the blog:
And the links:
- How two U.S. Marxists wound up on the front lines against ISIS
A florist and a Georgetown graduate didn’t intend to fight, but they were sent into battle against the Islamic State in Syria.
- GUEST POST: Jihadist Groups In The Sahel Region Formalize Merger
- Egypt: the deep state’s war on journalism | openDemocracy
- Turkey and the Headscarf Ban | n+1
- On the Breadline in Sisi's Egypt | MERIP
- Egypt’s swing between extremism and autocracy
- A Revolution Undone by HA Hellyer – life after protest
Review of @hahellyer's book by Stone Jenkins.
- "Terrorism in North Africa: An Examination of the Threat”
House Committee on Homeland Security
- NYTimes: Rex Tillerson to Lift Human Rights Conditions on Arms Sale to Bahrain
- NYTimes: U.S. War Footprint Grows in Middle East, With No Endgame in Sight
- At Site of Deaths, Our Reporters Find Cost of U.S.-ISIS Battle - The New York Times
- The Arabia Foundation
New outfit feat. Ali Shihabi, Bernard Haykel, Chas Freeman, Greg Cause etc - Saudi-friendly, Iran-critical views.
- Affaiblis aujourd'hui, l'EI et AQMI misent sur l'Algérie de demain | Middle East Eye
- Arab Politics Beyond The Uprisings
Many good essays on political activity, dissent & governance around the region, amid return to authoritarianism
- What the war on terror looks like
Must-read by Loulouwa al-Rashid for Synaps
- Deux ans de destructions et d'impasse au Yémen
Laurent Bonnefoix, one of the best Yemen experts.
- Al-Qaeda, on the rise again, hits Assad where it hurts
- US and allies talk of post-ISIS future, but have no plan
- Two years on, Saudi intervention in Yemen leaves trail of death | News | DW
- Drought and War Heighten Threat of Not Just 1 Famine, but 4 - The New York Times
- Can Extremism Be Fought In the Classroom?
Fascinating descriptions in book by Moroccan reporter of the way Islamic studies are taught
- Hosni Mubarak Is Freed, to Dismay of Many in Egypt - The New York Times
- Bill Maher makes us dumber: How ignorance, fear and stupid pop-culture clichés shape Americans’ view of the Middle East - Salon
Steven Cook and Michael Brooks.
- Interview with Asma Lamrabet
Moroccan feminist who argues for a progressive, ethical reading of the Koran