Monthly Archives: June 2011

Women Leading in the Public Sphere: Demonstrating in the Square

This was first posted on Peace X Peace, an NGO focusing on 1) raising women’s voices, and 2) building cultures of peace. Visit their site to learn more about their interconnected work at: From Tiananmen Square to Tahrir Square, … Continue reading

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Iran Fires 14 Missiles in 2nd Day of War Games

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Issue of the Week: The Costs & Benefits of Driving

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Politicizing Artistic Expression Versus Expressing Political Art

Written By Laci Barrow Edited By Mehrunisa Qayyum Two weeks ago, the American Arab-Anti Discrimination Committee’s (ADC) decision to recall a performance invitation to Syrian pianist, Malek Jandali, at their 31st annual convention rippled through Facebook and Twitter channels as … Continue reading

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15 Middle Eastern Startups You Should Know About

Source: The startup landscape in the Middle East may be quieter than much of the rest of the world, but don’t let that deceive you. Behind the scenes, there are countless talented developers working on services, applications and websites, … Continue reading


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How ‘The Family’ Controlled Tunisia

Source: The Wall Street Journal By DAVID GAUTHIER-VILLARS TUNIS—Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali, Tunisia’s deposed president, goes on trial Monday on charges of abusing state funds and drug trafficking, providing the first public accounting of the practices of a ruler whose … Continue reading

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Morocco’s Constitutional Reforms: Al Jazeera Reports

Protests called against Morocco reform plan Pro-democracy activists call for fresh demonstrations, saying the king’s proposals are not enough. Last Modified: 18 Jun 2011 11:00 Morocco’s youth-based February 20 Movement has called for nationwide protests against constitutional changes proposed by … Continue reading

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Options for Syria: What Do You Think?

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Reuters’ Analysis: Syria’s Assad loses his grip to hardliners

Analysis: Syria’s Assad loses his grip to hardliners Credit: Reuters/Umit Bektas By Samia Nakhoul Protesters hold defaced posters of Syria’s President Bashar Al-Assad during a demonstration to express solidarity with Syria’s anti-government protesters in front of the Syrian embassy in … Continue reading


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