Tag: Libya

Duke Students Create Their Own “Arab Spring” Graffiti on Campus as Part of Class

Duke Students Create Their Own “Arab Spring” Graffiti on Campus as Part of Class

[ 0 ] April 15, 2014 |

by ElIZA WARNER for ISLAMiCommentary and DUKE TODAY on APRIL 15, 2014:  The graffiti I painted (above) at the east campus bridge was inspired by the events occurring in the Middle East since 2010. In “The Arab Spring” (PoliSci 222), a course covering the developing issues in the region taught by Duke professors Abdeslam Maghraoui […]

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Ann Wainscott: Morocco Steps Up Leadership in Religious and Security Affairs in W. Africa

Ann Wainscott: Morocco Steps Up Leadership in Religious and Security Affairs in W. Africa

[ 0 ] March 16, 2014 |

by ANN WAINSCOTT for ISLAMiCommentary on MARCH 16, 2014:  Morocco’s recent involvements in West African religious affairs — as in the case of Mali, ostensibly to promote tolerance and participate in the country’s “physical and spiritual reconstruction”   — are better interpreted as a new foreign policy strategy in West Africa. Morocco is, in fact, increasing […]

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Erdağ Göknar: The Theater of Conspiracy in the Run-up to Turkey’s Elections

Erdağ Göknar: The Theater of Conspiracy in the Run-up to Turkey’s Elections

[ 0 ] March 14, 2014 |

by Erdağ Göknar for INFORMED COMMENT on MARCH 13, 2014:  The novel Snow by Nobel-prize-winning Turkish author Orhan Pamuk exposes the logic of Middle Eastern nationalism. Not surprisingly, political conspiracy has a prominent role to play in it. Turkish realities and their ideologically colored representations are constantly switching places in the novel. As a result, it becomes harder […]

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The Qatar Brand is Thriving

The Qatar Brand is Thriving

[ 0 ] March 10, 2014 |

by miriam cooke for ISLAMiCommentary on MARCH 11, 2014:  When you’re looking for global exposure no coverage is bad. And Qatar is hungry for media attention as a nation state portending a new future for the Arab world. Until 1970 when the British left, Arab Gulf neighbors were all members of the same tribes living […]

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Tunisia: ‘Candle in the Dark’ That Lit Arab Spark Finds Its Way

Tunisia: ‘Candle in the Dark’ That Lit Arab Spark Finds Its Way

[ 0 ] March 7, 2014 |

by LARRY LUXNER for THE WASHINGTON DIPLOMAT , MARCH 2014:  Early this month, when Mohamed Ezzine Chelaifa visits the White House to present his credentials as Tunisia’s new envoy to the United States, President Obama might get the feeling it’s déjà vu all over again. After all, the country has now seen three ambassadors in Washington in the span of […]

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Anti-Muslim Sentiment Rising in the U.S: What Is Happening to Religious Tolerance?

Anti-Muslim Sentiment Rising in the U.S: What Is Happening to Religious Tolerance?

[ 0 ] February 13, 2014 |

by CHARLES KURZMAN for ISLAMiCommentary on FEBRUARY 13, 2014: Islamic terrorism has proved to be a relatively small threat to public safety in America since 9/11. Isolated individuals have engaged in sporadic violence such as the Boston Marathon bombings, but radicalization has remained far more limited than security officials feared. A report issued this month […]

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Olivia Wasteneys: Is Africa the New Launching Pad for The War on Terror?

Olivia Wasteneys: Is Africa the New Launching Pad for The War on Terror?

[ 0 ] January 2, 2014 |

by OLIVIA WASTENEYS for ISLAMiCommentary on DECEMBER 29, 2013 The increase in violent attacks perpetrated by militant Islamist groups in Africa in recent years has prompted publications like The Economist and The Atlantic to speculate that al Qaeda is back, and Africa is it’s new frontier. According to Mbaye Lo, Assistant Professor of the Practice […]

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Juan Cole — Top Ten Middle East Stories 2013: How the Region has Changed

Juan Cole — Top Ten Middle East Stories 2013: How the Region has Changed

[ 0 ] December 31, 2013 |

by JUAN COLE for INFORMED COMMENT on DECEMBER 31, 2013:  10. Tunisia suffered the assassination of two leftist politicians, provoking demonstrations bigger than the ones that brought down the government of dictator Zine El Abidin Ben Ali in 2011. The second of these assassinations, this summer, provoked students, youth activists and the major national labor union to […]

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Shalom Goldman: Christian Zionism’s Mideast Delegation

Shalom Goldman: Christian Zionism’s Mideast Delegation

[ 0 ] December 28, 2013 |

by SHALOM GOLDMAN in ISRAEL, for ISLAMiCommentary on DECEMBER 28, 2013: Just before Christmas, GOP Reps. Michele Bachmann (Minn.), Steve King (Iowa) and Louie Gohmert (Texas) wrapped up a largely secretive week-long congressional delegation or CODEL trip that included stops in Egypt, Lebanon, Libya, and Israel. While there didn’t appear to be any public announcements […]

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