Qatar’s vision for the future of Arabs is winning so far. A realistic alternative is yet to emerge.
An ambitious website speaks for a real and legitimate group of Arabs. But it’s less consequential than it likes to believe.
I always believed that Arab women should be angrier than they actually are. Their stoicism in face of what is clearly a raw deal has always amazed me. So I was very pleased when I read this. The author Mona El-Tahawi is something of a fringe, but her latest article in Foreign Policy is so […]
A good piece by Hussain abdul Hussain (a self-described Shiaa-born March-14 supporter) on why March 14, 2005 did not turn out to be the beginning of spring in Lebanon. It’s too late to change my blog’s name but he makes some very good points on the failings of the political parties that comprised the March 14 gathering, […]
Great artwork on a Cairo street..
The Toronto Star: A few hours before leaving his home in Syria to begin a new life in Canada, Mostafa picked up a kitchen knife and began cutting into his left arm near the elbow. […] Without telling anyone his plan, Mostafa transferred the videos from his iPhone to a Nokia micro memory card that […]
A good AJE Video Report from inside the city. Glad to see reporters still braving the Syrian warzones and sending us good footage.
Qifa Nabki noticed what resembles a common format in those revolution Youtube Videos: They’re typically shot on a camera phone by a young Syrian male who begins by announcing the date and place of the video. We see scenes of bullet-scarred buildings, maybe a dead body. Sometimes, the videos are filmed during a battle scene: […]
— A Threat? — The Lebanese Salafis are feeling confident. They are emboldened by the rise of Islamists in the Arab world and by the void in Lebanese Sunni politics that Mr. Saad Hariri has left behind. They are making a play for power. They are coming up with charismatic leaders, organizing demonstrations and are […]
Brian Whitaker on the participants of the “Friends of Syria” conference: There is something surreal about a group of “friends” promoting change in Syria that includes so many autocrats and, as one of its leading lights, the country most notorious for resisting progress: Saudi Arabia. […] The reality, of course, is that for all countries […]