Jan 28 2018

The long, unwon battle of Egyptian women

Six years after the Arab uprisings began, the status of women has not improved in most of the region. In Egypt, things are certainly lagging behind as women’s political, economic and social demands remain unfulfilled. Overwhelmed by military conflicts, economic crises and political uncertainty, women have paid a double price, often seeing their rights largely …

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Jan 02 2018

Jerusalem, Capital of Palestine, De Facto Part of Israel

Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital sent shock waves around the world, though the decision validates nothing more or less than the facts on the ground that Israelis and Palestinians have known for some time.   Last month saw worldwide protests against President Donald Trump’s controversial declaration that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel and that the US …

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Nov 30 2017

Deradicalization plans for returning jihadists: the case of Tunisia

In late September 2017, the Tunisian government announced its aim to de-radicalize the 2,000-2,500 returning Tunisians who fought alongside the Islamic State in Syria, Iraq and Libya. How the program will work and whether it will be successful is largely unknown. The news was reported in the Arab press with hardly any details about its …

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