Tag: Tunisia

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 18, 2014 |

by ElIZA WARNER and JOHN VILLA for ISLAMiCommentary on APRIL 19, 2014:  BY ELIZA WARNER: 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 […]

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Editor’s Notebook: Tunisia’s New Constitution

Editor’s Notebook: Tunisia’s New Constitution

[ 0 ] April 10, 2014 |

by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary, on APRIL 10, 2014:  This week Tunisian blogger, investigative journalist and activist Olfa Riahi is donating a signed copy of the new constitution of Tunisia and several books on Tunisian history, politics and revolution to the Duke University Libraries.  Riahi has been at Duke taking part in a month-long Media […]

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An Iraqi Scholar-In-Exile Laments an Arab World “In the Age of Decay”

An Iraqi Scholar-In-Exile Laments an Arab World “In the Age of Decay”

[ 0 ] April 7, 2014 |

by ABDUL SATTAR JAWAD for ISLAMiCommentary on APRIL 7, 2014: For many observers, including scholars, the uprisings in the Arab world in 2011 — commonly referred to as the Arab Spring — came unexpectedly and soon entered the global vocabulary as a Middle Eastern movement for justice and equality. Major world media outlets championed the […]

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A Snapshot of Multi-Cultural France, 125 Years Since the Eiffel Tower Welcomed the World to Paris

A Snapshot of Multi-Cultural France, 125 Years Since the Eiffel Tower Welcomed the World to Paris

[ 0 ] March 31, 2014 |

by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary, on MARCH 31, 2014:  The Eiffel Tower, an icon of France turns 125 today. Designed by Gustave Eiffel to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the French Revolution, it became the symbol of the World’s Fair in Paris that year. France and the world are, of course, much changed since 1889. […]

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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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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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Allison McManus: Tunisia’s Constitution and a View to Egypt (TIMEP)

[ 0 ] February 14, 2014 |

by ALLISON MCMANUS for THE TAHRIR INSTITUTE FOR MIDDLE EAST POLICY (TIMEP) on FEBRUARY 13, 2014:  Tunisian and Egyptian Political Context On Sunday, January 26, 2014, the Tunisian National Constituent Assembly (NCA) members celebrated the adoption of a new Tunisian Constitution – the second constitution in the modern state’s history. After weeks of heated debates, death […]

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Haroon Moghul: Want to defeat al-Qaeda? Start with Tunisia

[ 0 ] February 6, 2014 |

“Tunisia is the most important country in the Arab world right now. Period. It is the most courageous, the most forward-looking, the most promising.” by HAROON MOGHUL for AL ARABIYA NEWS on JANUARY 30, 2014:  President Obama’s State of the Union speech devoted precious little time to the Middle East, the Arab Spring, or the Muslim […]

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Gwynne Dyer: The Arab Spring Three Years On

[ 0 ] January 31, 2014 |

by GWYNNE DYER for STRAIGHT.COM (VANCOUVER) on JANUARY 27, 2014:  IT HAS TAKEN a little longer than it did after the 1848 revolutions in Europe, but on the third anniversary of the Egyptian revolution we can definitely say that the “Arab Spring” is finished. The popular, mostly non-violent revolutions that tried to overthrow the single-party dictatorships […]

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Pres. Obama’s 2014 State of the Union: Foreign Policy Highlights

Pres. Obama’s 2014 State of the Union: Foreign Policy Highlights

[ 0 ] January 29, 2014 |

compiled by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary, on JANUARY 29, 2014: In this year’s State of the Union address, US President Barack Obama spoke about US military interventions in and withdrawals from Iraq and Afghanistan;  a pending security agreement with Afghanistan; al Qaeda and extremist threats in Yemen, Somalia, Iraq and Mali;  American diplomacy; America’s […]

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