Tag: Libya

Expert Voices: Understanding The ISIS Offensive in Iraq

Expert Voices: Understanding The ISIS Offensive in Iraq

[ 0 ] June 18, 2014 |

compiled by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary from JUNE 12-23, 2014:  Here is a compilation of expert voices/analysis on Iraq politics, security, and the ISIS offensive : Iraq on the Brink (by Emile Nakhleh, LobeLog, June 23, 2014) EXCERPT: The United States, in cooperation with Iran, the Shia cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, Sunni tribal leaders, and […]

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Redrawing Borders: Is the Tribal Governance Model Worth Considering in Iraq? (miriam cooke)

Redrawing Borders: Is the Tribal Governance Model Worth Considering in Iraq? (miriam cooke)

[ 1 ] June 18, 2014 |

by miriam cooke for ISLAMiCommentary on JUNE 18, 2014: During World War I the British representative to the Middle East Sir Mark Sykes and his French counterpart François Georges-Picot held negotiations (between Nov. 1915-March 1916) to carve up the Middle East into British and French colonial zones of influence. Their secret agreement pushed heterogeneous tribal and feudal […]

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Egypt, Syria, Libya . . .What is the Appeal of Phoney Elections in the Middle East?

Egypt, Syria, Libya . . .What is the Appeal of Phoney Elections in the Middle East?

[ 1 ] June 9, 2014 |

by JUAN COLE for INFORMED COMMENT on JUNE 8, 2014:  The world has been treated to a whole series of “elections” in the Middle East recently. Iraq had parliamentary elections, Libya’s parliament voted for a new prime minister, and Egypt and Syria had presidential elections. This summer, Turkey will have elections. It would be nice […]

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On D-Day: Remembering the Muslim Troops who Fought the Axis

On D-Day: Remembering the Muslim Troops who Fought the Axis

[ 0 ] June 6, 2014 |

by JUAN COLE for INFORMED COMMENT on JUNE 6, 2014:  One of the frustrations for a world historian is the unyieldingly parochial vision of the North Atlantic common among journalists and even many historians, and consequently among the public. The 17 world leaders gathering for the D-Day commemoration should by all rights include Pakistani Prime […]

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Jocelyne Cesari: Why The Muslim Brotherhood Will Not Die

[ 0 ] May 30, 2014 |

by JOCELYNE CESARI for AL JAZEERA AMERICA on MAY 29, 2014:  On May 17 the commander of a breakaway Libyan military force, Gen. Khalifa Haftar, vowed to purge the Muslim Brotherhood from the country. His comments echoed a growing disdain for Islamist political parties across the region. Since former President Mohamed Morsi’s removal from power last year, […]

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Mattia Toaldo: A European Agenda to Support Libya’s Transition

[ 0 ] May 19, 2014 |

by MATTIA TOALDO for EUROPEAN COUNCIL ON FOREIGN RELATIONS on MAY 19, 2014:  (SUMMARY) Europe could do more to protect its interests in Libya. Three years after the revolution, the transition is lagging behind with deadlines for key steps including elections, a new constitution and national dialogue looming and unlikely to be met. Analysis by ECFR’s […]

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Rami Khouri: Arabs Engage!

Rami Khouri: Arabs Engage!

[ 0 ] May 15, 2014 |

by RAMI KHOURI for THE CAIRO REVIEW OF GLOBAL AFFAIRS on MAY 14, 2014:  In 2011, the Arab world was in the early months of popular revolutions, uprisings, and various kinds of enhanced citizen activism that had clearly ushered in a historic era of national transformation across the region. There were no obvious indications then […]

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Shaping Things to Come: America’s Role

[ 0 ] May 2, 2014 |

by SIMON SERFATY for THE NATIONAL INTEREST on APRIL 30, 2014:  RAYMOND ARON CALLED THE TWENTIETH CENTURY “the century of total war,” and so it was, arguably the worst ever, exceeding even the devastation created by the Thirty Years’ War. As many as 175 million people were deliberately killed, whether in combat or in cold […]

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The Art(s) of Revolution in the Middle East

The Art(s) of Revolution in the Middle East

[ 0 ] April 28, 2014 |

by MIRIAM COOKE, ERDAĞ GÖKNAR, CLAUDIA KOONZ, BRUCE LAWRENCE, and WALTER MIGNOLO for ISLAMiCommentary and TIRN on APRIL 23, 2014: This revolution is a beginning Like a migration, like a birth This revolution is a bismillah, Come on, finish the aya, See how it improves on every reading How each verse runs to the next […]

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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 28, 2014 |

by EDWARD CHEN, ElIZA WARNER, and JOHN VILLA for ISLAMiCommentary, APRIL 2014: BY EDWARD CHEN: The short-term impact of street art during the Arab Spring is clear: it helped proliferate revolutionary messages on public consciousness against oppressive regimes by utilizing a medium that was hard to censor: walls and buildings. It also helped artists and revolutionaries […]

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