Isn’t Turkey of interest to Europe?
.: August 12, 2016
In this article, Samuel Doveri Vesterbye chose to analyze the consequences of the failed coup on a fragile Turkish-European relationship. He also demonstrated that, for some political reasons, the EU should cooperate with Turkey rather than criticize it.
Northern Sinai: Egypt’s hidden war and open wound
.: August 10, 2016
In this article, Amr Khalifa chose to examine the complex security situation in northern Sinai and Egypt’s role in this hidden war.
Three reasons why Kurdish statehood remains a distant dream
.: August 9, 2016
In this article, Lars Hauch chose to analyze the Kurdish state project in Syria. He explained that it may look promising, but true independence is a long way off.
The ramifications of the Nusra’s split from al-Qaeda
.: August 7, 2016
In this article, Sharif Nashashibi chose to review this sudden change in strategy. He explained that the Nusra’s split from al-Qaeda is more likely to be linked to recurring reports dating as far back as early last year.
Arabs must turn a new page with Israel
.: August 5, 2016
In this article, Fred Maroun tried to explain that there are good reasons for Arab states to improve peaceful relations with Israel.
America’s war for the Greater Middle East
.: August 4, 2016
In this article, Marwan Bishara chose to analyze in-depth Andrew Bacevich’s book "America’s war for the greater Middle East", in which the author made a fierce and fearless critique of the US military strategy.
Syria’s civil war is a post-factual conflict
.: August 3, 2016
In this article, James Denselow chose to explain how the Syrian civil war became a post-factual conflict, hindering any peaceful political solution. He also analyzed the reasons of this civil war’s longevity.
Reforming Islam or the relationship with Islam?
.: August 3, 2016
In this article Yasser Louati chose to examine the "demonization" of the Muslim community especially in Europe. According to the author, as long as governments act on behalf of Muslim citizens, they should be held responsible when their initiatives fail.
US-Turkey military fissures could damage anti-Islamic State efforts
.: August 1, 2016
In this article, James Reinl chose to analyze the potential consequences of the military post-coup purge in Turkey on the fight against Islamic State.
The US, the Peshmerga and Mosul
.: July 28, 2016
In this article, Michael Knights chose to analyze American and Kurdish ties since an agreement regarding a military cooperation has been signed between both States.
World leaders perpetuate failed anti-terror policies
.: July 27, 2016
In this article, Rami G. Khouri chose to study the origin of anti-terror policies inefficiency. He demonstrated that even after decades of failed military action we still don’t know what drives citizens to terror.
Coups work only for autocracies, not democracies
.: July 27, 2016
In this article, Ahmed al-Burai chose to explain the impact of the failed coup on democracy and the oppressive reaction of the turkish government. He demonstrated that the ongoing purge established by Erdogan needs to mobilize public opinion against the army faction that attempted the coup.
Egypt’s embattled feminism: Fighting violence, harassment and FGM under Sissi
.: July 25, 2016
In this article, Kirsten O’Regan chose to analyze the new women’s movement that has grown in Egypt since the Arab spring. She explains that it doesn’t necessarily identify as feminist but is reaching into a still very patriarchal Egyptian society.
Starvation-inducing sieges: A tactic of war in Syria
.: July 23, 2016
In this article, the author chose to examine the very controversial tactic of war used in Syria. She explains how the United Nations is unintentionally allowing the Assad regime to systematically starve the Syrian people with impunity.
Why was the West indifferent to – or in favour of - the Turkey coup?
.: July 23, 2016
In this article, Mustafa Salama chose to analyze the controversial reactions of the West after the attempted failed coup. He demonstrated that even if Western countries have not been able to hide its bias against Turkey’s political leadership, they’re still going to be business as usual with Ankara.
What Egyptians can learn from Turkey’s failed coup
.: July 20, 2016
In this article, Omar Ashour chose to explain why Turkish lessons are numerous for Egypt, especially after the attempted failed coup. He also analyzes its potential impact on the future of democratization in Abdel-Fattah al-Sissi’s country.
Turkey-US: What’s the problem?
.: July 19, 2016
In this article, the author chose to analyze the future of turkish-american relations after the attempted failed coup. He shows that the coming months will reveal whether the United States and Turkey’s political divergences will trump their strategic interests.
The strategic consequences of Turkey’s failed coup
.: July 19, 2016
In this article, Sinan Ulgen chose to examine the major impact of this failed coup on countries’ foreign and security policies.
The people defeated the coup in Turkey
.: July 16, 2016
In this article, Galip Dalay chose to analyze the attempted failed coup in Turkey and especially the major role played by the turkish people against the putschists.
Iran deal will haunt the Middle East in the future
.: July 13, 2016
In this article, Luke Colley chose to examine the current Iran’s economic position as the nuclear deal evolves. He shows that Iran is stronger and more forthright in the region today than it was before the deal was agreed.
Can Facebook and Twitter inspire another Arab Spring?
.: July 13, 2016
In this article, the author chose to analyze the role of social media nowadays and their potential impact on authoritarian governments. The possibility of another social media inspired uprising seems technically and practically far less likely today than in 2011.
Brexit may be a good thing for Turkey
.: July 12, 2016
In this article, Galip Dalay chose to analyze Brexit’s impact on bilateral relations between Turkey and European countries.
Can there be a Turkish-Saudi alliance?
.: July 9, 2016
In this article, Fadi Farasin decides to examine the idea of an hypothetical alliance between Turkey and Saudi Arabia, through the evolution of their relations.
Chilcot report : the Iraq war was born and raised in torture
.: July 6, 2016
In this article, Asim Qureshi chose to analyze the controversy around the Chilcot report on the Iraqi war and the use of torture. He gives an opinion on security in the hole world and British responsabilities since the beginning of this war.
Three years after the coup, lessons still unlearned from Egypt’s tragedy
.: July 4, 2016
In this article, Abdullah Al-Arian chose to examine the fragile reconstruction process of the Egyptian regime after years and years of turmoil, and lessons to be learned.
Does "new anti-Semitism" provide an opportunity for Palestinian advocacy?
.: July 1, 2016
In this article, the author chose to examine a new form of anti-semitism and its potential impact on Palestinians advocacy.
Morsi vs Sisi: who really supported the plight of Palestinians?
.: July 1, 2016
While Mohamed Morsi was toppled for many reasons, one of them his stance toward Gaza, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi changed his policy towards Israel. In this article, the author chose to analyze both mandates and their foreign policy choices.
The Syrian cage
.: June 29, 2016
Modern humanitarianism is struggling to keep pace with rapid developments in the tactics of modern conflict. In this article, James Denselow chose to examine the humanitarian situation in Syria and its challenges.
Britain and the Arab world post Brexit
.: June 28, 2016
In this article, Crispin Blunt chose to analyze the impact and consequences of Brexit on the Middle East.
Hamas is firmly in power, but it has yet to deliver
.: June 27, 2016
In this article, the author chose to explain how and why Israel has evolved a respect for Hamas forces and a practical preference for Hamas’ continued rule in Gaza.
Greater Kurdistan – the Dream and the Facts
.: June 26, 2016
In this column, Eyad Abu Shakra chose to consider the elements required to build a future "independent Kurdistan" by analyzing the recent facts. However, he also emphasizes the idea of a peaceful co-existential example to the Middle East region, if this dream of a "greater Kurdistan" will come true henceforward.
Middle East: A French Initiative and European support for a new maze of negotiations
.: June 23, 2016
In this article, Hossam Shaker chose to examine the French and European willpower to revive and encourage a new negociation process in the Middle East.
Criticism, resentment of Hezbullah on the rise among shiites in Lebanon over organization’s military involvement in Syria
.: June 23, 2016
In this article, the author chose to examine the emergence of a Shiite resentment towards Hezbollah’s military involvement in Syria. He also analyzes the causes and consequences of such a criticism’s rise.
The ten obstacles hindering Palestinian Reconciliation
.: June 22, 2016
While the Arab-Israeli conflict continue to hit the headlines 68 years later, in this article, the author chose to examine the obstacles hindering Palestinian reconciliation.
Jordan’s Muslim Brotherhood comes in from the cold
.: June 21, 2016
Citing poll shifts and facing threat of obscurity, Jordan’s Muslim Brotherhood has decided to participate in parliamentary elections. In this article, Aaron Magid chose to analyze the different prospects of these future elections and the possible consequences of a political rise.
Let’s not be overly optimistic about an imminent demise of IS
.: June 21, 2016
The author chose to examine the IS strategy and the different mistakes and barriers in the fight against IS.
Why do extremists commit terrorist acts?
.: June 20, 2016
In this column, the writer chose to give a short explanation of terrorist motivations and made a distinction between the various forms of extremism.
The choice for the Kurdish movement
.: August 11, 2015
The author chose to examine the prospects of Kurdish movement: will it align itself with the zeitgeist building Turkey’s future or will it associate itself with the forces striving to bring back the past?
How the Iran Deal could reshape the Middle East
.: August 10, 2015
In this column, the writer chose to make a resume about the different regional, political, strategical changes that the Iran deal could conduct, mostly in the benefit ways.
Lebanon: The land of wasted opportunities
.: August 7, 2015
The author take a stand to bring back the Lebanon crisis and its consequences which led to the actual unresolved situation.
Time for self-criticism amid all the Arab confusion
.: August 4, 2015
The author chose to review the current situation in Middle East by summarizing all the regional and political implications from a critical angle.
Pushing restart on Turkey’s Kurdish peace process
.: August 3, 2015
The author enlightened the threat over Kurdish peace process along Turkey after the latest bombing in Suruc.
How to stop Jewish jihad
.: August 2, 2015
The analyst chose to write a column about the little known threat of Jewish terrorism, spoke as a major danger to the more than tiny stability with Palestinians.
Time for Middle East to escape 1979 era
.: July 30, 2015
The columnist expressed his point of view on an undying shiite and sunni confrontation through an historic comparison between Iranian revolution in 1979 and the newly nuclear agreement, in order to examine the prospects.
The Iran nuclear deal: New economic opportunities for Egypt
.: July 29, 2015
The author talk about the new economic opportunities due to the great potential of an increasing trade between Egypt and Iran, two Middle Eastern powerhouses
Is Turkey really committed to fighting IS?
.: July 27, 2015
The author chose to question the reality of the newly Turkish commitment against ISIS.
Why Saudi and other Gulf states need to rescue Egypt from itself
.: July 23, 2015
The author chose to enlighten the Egypt crisis, which is most of the time, forgotten in the global Middle East chaos.
Can Yemen’s government rebuild the country, and its own legitimacy
.: July 22, 2015
In the article, the correspondent chose to review the solutions on the dramatic yemenis situation after the return of Hadi’s government in Aden.
Overcoming the Israeli-Palestinian psychosocial barrier
.: July 16, 2015
In this analyse the author chose to revisit this historic conflict beyond ideological point of views, to promote a new spirit of openness.
The Iran agreement marks a new era for the Middle East
.: July 14, 2015
The author speak about the historic Iranian agreement as a victory for negotiations, international law and a reason that will pay dividends for years.
Re-configuring the Middle East: IS and changing demographics
.: July 8, 2015
The author chose to focus and the geographics, demographics and ethnics consequences of ISIS presence in Middle East.
How will our region look come November 2016?
.: July 7, 2015
The author chose to do a prospect of what we could expect for Middle East futur organisation between ethnic groups and denominations
Israel’s change of heart towards Hamas
.: July 5, 2015
The author allude to the possible reasons of an unexpected compromise between Israel and the Hamas.
Israel and Egypt have a common interest in stopping ISIS, but they must proceed with caution
.: July 3, 2015
This article exposed both Israel and Egypt link interests in fighting terrorism, among any committed positions.
The fight against terrorism is our war
.: July 2, 2015
The author wrote a plea in favor of Middle East unification in war against terrorism.
Nuclear negotiations: A prelude to Middle East peace
.: July 1, 2015
The author chose to highlight the actual Iranian negotiation process as a chance of stability in Middle East.
The Kurdish light at the end of the IS tunnel?
.: June 29, 2015
The author analyse the important role of Kurdish in war against IS terrorism organisation.
Middle East Chaos: Where history and hubris conspire to deadly effect
.: June 28, 2015
After last week dramatics events of multiple terrorism attacks, the author decided to analyse the origins of the actual chaos and instability that seems to be established in the region.
An Israel-Turkey-Hamas triangle?
.: June 25, 2015
In the article the author broad the possibilities that could lead triangulaire relationships between Israel, Turkey and the Hamas; even indirectly.
Middle East peace process: High time for a new name
.: June 23, 2015
In this article, the author wrote a column where he questions the Western conflicts resolution view of Middle East Peace Process (MEPP).
Time to unite in rejecting terrorist propaganda, and the first step is to stop calling their gang an Islamic State
.: June 16, 2015
The author wrote a plea for union against ISIS designation’s as a state, which it should be the first step to combat this group of terror.
Israel must help the Druze in Syria create an independent state
.: June 10, 2015
The author shared his opinion about the necessity for Israel to help the Syrian Druze community in the creation of an independent state.
Instead of believing in Conspiracy Theories, Arabs must find common ground with their foes, such as Israel and U.S., in order to secure their interests
.: June 6, 2015
In this article, the author wrote a plea against conspiracy atmosphere that seems to spread across Middle East.
What does a Turkish-Saudi alliance say about Middle East conflicts?
.: May 29, 2015
The author analyse the complexe relations and common ground developing between Turkey and Saudi Arabia.
Winds of change in the Middle East
.: May 12, 2015
The author wrote an essay on the consequences of the last years relations between eastern countries, through an economic, politique, ethnique and religious point of view, and what lessons we should learn from it.
Why not Kurdistan?
.: November 1, 2014
In this analyse first published by Open Democracy, the author, Bashdar Pusho Ismaeel explains the situation for the independance of Kurdistan.
Gazans must get rid of Hamas
.: August 14, 2014
In this analyse published by Ynet News, the author Bassem Eid who lives in Jerusalem East, explain is point of view about the Hamas.
ISIS’s Enemies Ask Pentagon for Drones
.: August 14, 2014
In this analyse published by The Daily Beast, Eli Lake explain the american intervention in Irak and the role of the Kurdistan.
How should we fight Hamas?
.: August 13, 2014
The author published an article in The Jerusalem Post which he returns to the notion of proportionality is widely used by the media in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
In search of Obama’s Iraq strategy
.: August 13, 2014
Nick Childs’s article, published by BBC News, describe theamerican intervention in Irak and what are principal outcome.
Count on Egypt to finish Hamas off
.: August 6, 2014
Rubinstein explains, in an analyse published by I24 News, the limits of the influence of Hamas in the Arab world and the role of Hamas against the terrorist group.
Can the West live with ’brutal’ al Qaeda offshoot ISIS?
.: August 6, 2014
This analyse wrote by Fahad Nazer and published by CNN, explains how the terrorist group Islamic State stands out Al Qaeda.
Asymmetries and proportionalities
.: July 29, 2014
Laurie R. Blank, professor of law, explains the difference between proportionality and asymmetry in a conflict situation such in Gaza and how they are exploited.
EU must acknowledge the reality of Iraqi divisions
.: July 27, 2014
In this article published by Middle East Monitor, Henriette Johansen analyses the situation of Iraqi minorities.
How do we get a cease-fire to end the bloodshed in Gaza?
.: July 25, 2014
In this article published by CNN, Tim Lister analyses the conflict between Israel and Hamas.
Debate: The Gulf states will find it hard to join the Iranian nuclear talks
.: July 21, 2014
In this article published by Asharq Al-Awsat, Dr Antoine Safer explains how the nuclear negotiations may lead to an effective agreement.
Iraq: The minorities of Nineveh Plain
.: July 21, 2014
In this article published by BBC News, Mina AL-LAMI analyses differents minorities in Irak.
Attack on Gaza by Saudi Royal Appointment
.: July 20, 2014
In this article published by The World Post and echoed by many medias, David Hearst analyses the secret relations between Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Israel, against Hamas.
Voices: What is the future of the Islamic State?
.: July 15, 2014
In this article published by Middle East Eye, three authors analyse the enigmatic Islamic State (IS).
A Gaza-Israel truce: an opportunity for Egypt to shine
.: July 14, 2014
In this article published by I24news, Yoav Stern analyses the impact of Egypt on the conflict between Israel and Hamas.
Erdogan: The people’s president?
.: July 4, 2014
In this article published by Arabi21 and translated by Middle East Monitor, the journalist Taha Ozhan analyses the futur presidential elections in Turkey.
Change of paradigm in Israel-Hamas mediation efforts
.: June 27, 2014
In this article published by I24 News, Nimrod Goren analyses the mediation of the Palestinian Israeli conflict.
Iran enters the Iraq quagmire
.: June 20, 2014
In this article published by Middle East Eye, Sharif Nashashibi analyses the involvement of Iran in the Iraqi and Syrian political crisis and its impact.
An analysis of the events in Iraq and their regional implications
.: June 20, 2014
In this article published by Middle East Monitor, Bassem El-Emadi analyses the events in Iraq and their causes.
Middle East: Death by identity
.: June 17, 2014
In this article published by Al Jazeera, the author John Bell analyses the problems posed by cultural differences of people in the Middle East.
Amid turmoil, Iraq’s Kurdish region is laying foundation for independent state
.: June 12, 2014
In this article published by the Washington Post, Loveday Morris explains how Kurdistan preparing its independence
Fragility of Democracy in the Arab World
.: June 12, 2014
In this article published by I24, the author analyzes the fragile democratic breakthroughs in the Arab World.
The Future of Democracy in the Middle East: Islamist and Illiberal
.: May 6, 2014
Shadi Hamid explains in an article published by The Atlantic, the difference of democracies in the Middle East.
The Kurds and Israel: Straws in the wind
.: February 7, 2014
In this article published by The Jerusalem Post, the journalist Neville Teller analyses the similarities which exist between the Kurdish people and the Israeli people.
Israel should be proud
.: September 24, 2012
Islamist-turned-Zionist says Europe obsessed with Israel, ignores global atrocities.
.: August 31, 2012
In this article published by the Gatestone Institute, Hisham Jarallah is writting about the "pro-palestinians", who use the "palestinian cause" to criticize Israel.
Iran and Egypt: New Friends?
.: August 26, 2012
In this article published by the Daily News Egypt, Mustafa Salama is analyzing the relation between Iran and Egypt.
There is no consensus regarding the Oslo Accords
.: August 26, 2012
In this article from the Jerusalem Post, Susan Hattis Rolef is analysing the consequences of Oslo Accords on the current israelian policy.
The Quality of Morsi Is Not Restrained
.: August 22, 2012
In this article published by The Huffington Post, the journalist Ben Jefferies analyses the recent election of Morsi as President of Egypt.
And Egypt’s President Is…
.: August 13, 2012
In this article published by the Huffington Post, Dr Hellyer analyses the consequences of Morsi’s decision about the egyptian army.
Egypt Is Losing the Fight Against Islamist Violence
.: August 7, 2012
In this article published on the Wall Street Journal, Daniel Nisman, an intelligence manager, analyses the raise of islamist violence in Egypt.
Understanding Iran’s Perception of Syrian Turbulence
.: July 27, 2012
In this article published on the website "Middle East Online", Ali Omidi, professor in University of Isfahan (Iran), analyses the Iranian perception of Syrian revolution.
Turkey’s Human Rights Hypocrisy
.: July 24, 2012
In this article published on the New York Times, Taner Akcam analyses Turkey’s respect of human rights.
The battle for Syria is a battle for the entire Middle East
.: July 20, 2012
In this article, published by the Guardian and Al-Arabiya, the journalist Jonathan Freedland explains how the Syrian crisis is affecting the whole Middle East.
How Obama’s Middle East Policy Has Worked
.: July 16, 2012
In this article from the Daily Beast, Peter Beinart analyses Obama’s policy towards Middle East.
A Post Arab Spring Palestine
.: July 10, 2012
In this article, the editor of Palestine Chronicle Ramzy Baroud analyses the consequences of Arab Spring on the Palestinian territories.
Unrest Brews in Jordan
.: July 5, 2012
In this article, published in June in the indian magazine "Diplomatist", Atul Razdan analyses the recent demonstrations in Jordan.
Israeli activists and Palestinian children share the beach
.: July 3, 2012
In this article published on the website "Common Ground News", Franziska Kabelitz presents an initiative led by a group of Israeli women.
Mahmoud Abbas’s unhappy anniversary
.: April 19, 2012
It was a year ago this month that Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas turned his back on the U.S.-sponsored “peace process” with Israel and embarked on a radically different strategy for achieving Palestinian statehood. It’s time for a reckoning.
Anti-Semitism Widespread in Muslim World
.: February 13, 2010
Muslim anti-Semitism represents to a large extent the "Arabization" of Islam, according to the journalist Salim Mansur.
Why Are Egypt’s ’Liberals’ Anti-Semitic?
.: October 28, 2009
As recently as the 1930s, Jews held ministerial posts in the country.
The tragedy of the Yemeni Jews
.: June 7, 2009
The government has stood by and let jihadist gangs drive Jews out of Yemen. Now their community is on the brink of extinction.
Israel: Beware our American friend
.: April 15, 2009
"Saying ‘no’ to Obama won’t necessarily undermine our friendship with US", according to Elyakim Haetzni.
Producing Panic in America’s Allies
.: March 17, 2009
The Obama administration has offered to talk to America’s enemies across the globe, especially in the Middle East, according to Amir Taheri.
First Gaza, then the world
.: January 3, 2009
The confrontation in the Gaza Strip is not between Hamas and Israel, but rather between Al Qaeda, Iran and radical Islam, and the free world.
Education for Tolerance: A Ray of Hope in a Troubled Region
.: December 8, 2008
This editorial is the fruit of collaboration between Israelis and a Kuwaiti who view education for peace and tolerance toward the "other" as a necessary step on the road to peace and development in the Middle East.
An Arab and Muslim Middle East? No thanks!
.: December 2, 2008
This article, which appeared in the liberal Turkish daily Hürriyet, is Masri
Feki’s response to coverage in The Guardian newspaper of his lecture on
minorities given at the London Middle East Institute on 18 September 2008.
India: still at sea
.: November 27, 2008
They came out from the sea, while the Indian security agencies remained paralysed. If anyone needed a lesson on how to conduct special operations from the sea, they could take a leaf out of the book of the terrorists who attacked Mumbai.
Iran’s war on Sunni Muslims
.: October 17, 2008
Tehran’s leaders are intensifying their repression of the Sunni Baloch people, in a bid to create a Shia-dominated nation.
Palestinian territories: en route to another Intifada?
.: September 25, 2008
As long as the Palestinian world was divided into two separate entities only on the physical level, this could go on, yet in January this world will be divided into two on the legal front as well - a development that would mark the ultimate collapse of Palestinian politics, according to an important Israeli political scientist.
Iraq and Turkey: regional cooperation will change the region
.: August 12, 2008
While Iraq is in great pain because our eastern neighbor has decided to follow Saddam’s path to nihilism, our northern neighbor extends a hopeful hand of friendship, trust and promising prosperity.
Iran gets its own way and delays nuclear discussion
.: August 5, 2008
Iran has achieved, yet again, what it wants: paralysis of the international wrangling over its nuclear programme while avoiding outright confrontation with the US or Europe.
US will not attack Iran
.: July 18, 2008
US wants it absolutely clear it has no intention of attacking Iran’s nuclear installations.
Iraq’s Real Gains
.: April 9, 2008
Deputy Prime minister of Iraq : "As we mark the fifth anniversary of the fall of Saddam Hussein’s regime, it is important to reflect on the journey we have embarked upon."
Iraq plus five: what went right
.: March 24, 2008
Judging by the way much of the Western media is dealing with the Iraq War’s fifth anniversary, we’re still fighting the acrimonious debates of 2002 and early 2003. Focusing on the past, however, may prevent us from understanding what’s happening in Iraq today and its effect on the broader region.
Integrating Israel into the Middle East
.: March 10, 2008
In this must-read article in the Turkish Daily News, Masri Feki articulates a new vision for the Middle East - one which is neither Arab nor Muslim, but where Israel takes its rightful place alongside Arab moderates and minorities.
Limiting female university enrollment rates
.: March 9, 2008
One has to admit that, for many Iranian girls, receiving a college education is the only way to enter the labor market and achieve social mobility. This is precisely why female university enrollment rates have continued to rise over the years in Iran.
Constitutional musings: on the state of Arabic
.: February 15, 2008
In this article, Aryeh Tepper argues that the State of Israel should grant constitutional status to the Arabic language because of its significance for Jewish identity. While Zionsim has been a political success - the Jewish people have re-established a state in their ancestral homeland - to the degree that it has assigned to the Jewish people a Western identity, as opposed to a universal, multi-lingual identity, it has been a cultural failure. In this context, granting official, constitutional status to Arabic would constitute one small step in returning the Jewish people to itself.
Is Pan-Arabism a Nationalism without a Nation?
.: August 4, 2007
For a long period of time those called Arabs were the tribes living in the Arabian Peninsula… After the Islamic conquests, the number of Arabic-speakers began to rise. These new Arabic-speakers could not claim descent from the Arabs, and for many centuries they were not viewed as Arabs, nor did they consider themselves to be such.
Is the Iranian-Syrian Axis Lasting?
.: July 26, 2007
Allies in the “evil axis” of President Bush, Iran and Syria are however two distinctly different states. Is this strategic entente safe from change?
National-Islamism: an Iranian Paradox?
.: July 17, 2007
Sometimes “pan-Shi’a”, sometimes “Perso-centric”, what seems to be an Iranian paradox is not. In reality, there is a traditional dialectic between these two articulations : pan-Shi’ism reinforces the positions of the Iranian nation-state as a regional actor while the existence of a Shi’a sanctuary reinforces the will for the whole Moslem world to convert to Shi’ism.