Tag: Tunisia

PEW: Muslim Publics Concerned about Islamic Extremism Growth

PEW: Muslim Publics Concerned about Islamic Extremism Growth

[ 0 ] July 6, 2014 |

Concerns about Islamic Extremism on the Rise in Middle East:  Negative Opinions of al Qaeda, Hamas and Hezbollah Widespread via PEW RESEARCH GLOBAL ATTITUDES PROJECT on JULY 1, 2014:  EXCERPT:  As well-publicized bouts of violence, from civil war to suicide bombings, plague the Middle East, Africa and South Asia, concern about Islamic extremism is high […]

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Pew: Iran’s Global Image Largely Negative

Pew: Iran’s Global Image Largely Negative

[ 0 ] June 19, 2014 |

Favorable Ratings Fall Further in the Middle East via PEW RESEARCH GLOBAL ATTITUDES PROJECT on JUNE 18, 2014:  As negotiations over its nuclear program continue this week in Vienna, a new Pew Research Center poll finds that Iran’s global image remains overwhelmingly negative. Moreover, ratings for Iran in several Middle Eastern nations have declined significantly […]

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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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Pew: Mounting Regional Opposition to Aiding Syrian Rebels

Pew: Mounting Regional Opposition to Aiding Syrian Rebels

[ 1 ] June 18, 2014 |

via PEW RESEARCH GLOBAL ATTITUDES PROJECT, on JUNE 16, 2014:

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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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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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Northwestern University in Qatar Study: Role of Internet and Social Media in MENA

[ 0 ] May 13, 2014 |

compiled by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary, via NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY IN QATAR, 2013:  Forward to *Media Use in the Middle East Survey by Northwestern University in Qatar in Association with Harris Interactive, by Everette E. Dennis, CEO of Northwestern University in Qatar:  Continuous focus on the conflicts and controversies of the Middle East affords little attention to […]

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IMF: Economic Situation in the Arab Transition Countries is Looking Up

[ 0 ] May 12, 2014 |

“The International Monetary Fund is seeing the first signs of good news from Arab states undergoing political change after poor economic performance in the wake of the uprisings that shook the region in 2011. The IMF is forecasting that Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, Tunisia and Yemen – which it terms “transition states” – will see a […]

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Pew Study: How Religious Harassment Varies by Region Across the Globe

Pew Study: How Religious Harassment Varies by Region Across the Globe

[ 0 ] May 7, 2014 |

by ANGELINA THEODOROU AND PETER HENNE for PEW RESEARCH CENTER on MAY 2, 2014:  In nearly three out of every four countries of the world, religious groups experience harassment by individuals or groups in society. The harassment and intimidation take many forms, including physical or verbal assaults; desecration of holy sites; and discrimination against religious groups […]

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