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Arab Spring Critical Thinking Politics Protests

A Roundup of Scholarly Commentary on Lebanon’s Protests

Edward Fox | 28 Oct 2019

As the protests in Lebanon enter their fifth week, Al-Fanar Media has summarized what leading scholars have to say about them.

Arts & Culture Politics Publishing

New Book Showcases Contemporary Arab Artists as Survivors

Ursula Lindsey | 13 Sep 2019

An anthology explores “Arabicity,” the cultural links and concerns shared by artists from disparate countries throughout the Arab world.

Arab Spring Arts & Culture Politics Protests

The Story of the 2011 Egyptian Uprising Told in Song and Dance

Heba Elkayal | 19 Jun 2019

The musical theater production, “We Live in Cairo,” narrates the events that led to the Tahrir Square protests and the overthrowing of a regime and then, the unraveling of a dream.

Arts & Culture Democracy Politics

Palestine Festival for Literature Shifts Its Perspective

Ursula Lindsey | 30 May 2019

The literary festival links Palestine to global struggles for self-determination and control of resources.

Arab Spring Development Policy Politics Quality

Repairing Tunisia’s Education System Is Key to Tackling Its Economic Woes

Safwan M. Masri | 23 May 2019

Many of the country’s current problems stem from decisions made by the former despot Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali that undermined educational quality at all levels.

Conflict Politics Quality Control Students

For Gaza’s Besieged Universities, Reform Is Low on the Agenda

Mona Jebril | 30 Apr 2019

Students and lecturers at Gaza’s universities see many areas that could be improved, but amid larger political and economic worries, there’s little appetite for reform.

Gender Human Rights Inequality Politics

Women’s Advocates Go on Trial in Saudi Arabia

Ursula Lindsey | 15 Mar 2019

Many of the most prominent Saudi women’s rights activists went on trial this week in a closed trial in Riyadh.

Development Politics Students

Algerian Students Thwart President Bouteflika’s Bid for Fifth Term

Samuel Woodhams | 13 Mar 2019

Young people were key in protests that persuaded the ailing leader not to run again. However, he also postponed elections, meaning he stays in power for now.

Arts & Culture Democracy Politics Protests

Exhibition Revisits a Revolution Whose Legacy Is Still Uncertain

Ursula Lindsey | 25 Jan 2019

An archival show at Tunisia’s Bardo National Museum chronicles the uprising that sparked the Arab Spring but failed to deliver on many of its promises.

Academic Freedom Politics Research

Of Scholars and Spies

Ursula Lindsey | 06 Dec 2018

Recent headlines involving researchers accused of spying in the Middle East highlight the risk of asking questions in a police state.




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