Links Late 2018 - 8 February 2019
Having not posted links since last August (it’s been a very busy few months), I am now resuming more regular linking. Look for them once a week or so - in the batch below, the more recent ones are on top, the rest may date back several weeks or even months.
Iraq’s Post-ISIS Campaign of Revenge | New Yorker
Fantastic piece by Ben Taub.
Finer points of murder | TLS
Tom Stevenson on the recent history of political assassination
Improving Prospects for a Peaceful Transition in Sudan | Crisis Group
On the anti-Bashir protests.
The View from Moscow | Diwan
Michael Young interviews Dmitri Trenin on Russian policy in the Middle East.
Rapping with Fanon | NYR Daily
Adam Shatz on Frantz Fanon and Rocé's new album "Par les damné.e.s de la terre".
Business as Usual in Western Sahara? | MERIP
Jacob Mundy and Alice Wilson.
Constitutional amendments submitted to Parliament could allow Sisi to stay in power until 2034 | Mada Masr
Mada's reporting has been excellent on this.
Censored Israel lobby film starts leaking | The Electronic Intifada
Asa Winstanley, on al-Jazeera's unreleased undercover documentary "The Lobby".
Tracking the Trends of the Palestinian Cause Since 1967 | al-Shabaka
Nadia Hijab and Mouin Rabbani.
Marie Colvin — the making of a myth | FT
How the Left Should Respond to Ethnic Cleansing in China | The Nation
Daniel Bessner and Isaac Stone Fish, on the Uighur tragedy.
Review of Fintan O’Toole's "Heroic Failure: Brexit and the Politics of Pain."
Thieves of Experience: How Google and Facebook Corrupted Capitalism
Review of Shoshana Zuboff's "The Age of Surveillance Capitalism".
Lessons of Defeat: Testimonies of the Arab left
Ursula Lindsey in @the_point_mag on the work of Arwa Salih and Mustafa Khalifa
Exhibition Revisits a Revolution Whose Legacy Is Still Uncertain
Ursula Lindsey on an exhibition at the Bardo in Tunis
Time to Break the Silence on Palestine | NYT
Great to see NYT columnist Michelle Barber speak out on Palestine on MLK Day.
رواق عربي | ROWAQ ARABI
New website by Cairo Center for Human Rights Studies.
Why Is Casablanca’s Les Abattoirs Warehouse Now Empty? - CityLab
One of the most promising cultural spaces in Morocco languishes in a limbo
Islam as statecraft: How governments use religion in foreign policy
Report by Peter Mandaville and Shadi Hamid
Egypt lawyer files case to change president’s 2-term limit
And so it begins...
‘A Search for Band-Aids’: Economic Reform in Egypt
@ursulind on a new book from @aucpress
Is Literary Glory Worth Chasing? | NYR Daily
Delightful text unearthed by Tim Parks.
Who’s buying Israeli gas? A company owned by the General Intelligence Service
Hossam Bahgat traces a network of private companies back up to the GIS, set to cash in from the deal
Restoring Morocco’s Past | by Ursula Lindsey | The New York Review of Books
Excellent piece by @ursulind on a nearly forgotten and truly original Moroccan film-maker and writer, Ahmed Bouanani
Consulting Firms Keep Lucrative Saudi Alliance, Shaping Crown Prince’s Vision - The New York Times
McKinsey, BCG, Booz Allen Hamilton involved in repression.
Turkey Believes Prominent Saudi Critic Was Killed in Saudi Consulate in Istanbul - NYYT
“They confirmed two things: He was killed and his body was dismembered.”
Young, Educated, Desperate to Emigrate
Ursula Lindsey on a new wave of frustration and migration from Morocco
States can’t punish businesses for boycotting Israel, federal judge in Arizona says
Great work by the ACLU.
Can Plan B Save Libya? Here Are the Obstacles it Must Overcome
Emadeddin Muntasser And Mohamed Fouad.
Oman’s Port Strategy
Giorgio Cafiero on the fascinating geopolitics of shipping.
Building Fortress Europe | Cairo Review
Parastou Hastouri on Europe's migration policies.
The sea is the same sea | LRB
Adam Shatz reviews Anshel Pfeffer's Bibiography
Saudi Aramco Is Said to Postpone Its Potentially Record-Breaking I. P.O. | NYT
While it acquires SABIC.
The Garment of Terrorism | LRB
Azadeh Moaveni reviews books on the niqab
All Shook Up | Carnegie
Intissar Fakir on the boycott campaign in Morocco
God or Man in Tunisia? | Carnegie
Zeineb Ben Yahmed on Tunisia's COLIBE report on individual freedoms.
Tunisie. L’égalité devant l’héritage contestée | Orient XXI
Thierry Bresillon on Tunisia's proposed inheritance reform.
After Deadly Raid, Pentagon Weighs Withdrawing Almost All Commandos From Niger | NYT
And Tunisia, Cameroon, Libya and Kenya.
Algérie : la gouvernance aux temps du choléra
Adlene Meddi on public health and mistrust of the state