Arab Millennial invited by Facebook for talks in Chicago Press Release 

Arab Millennial invited by Facebook for talks in Chicago

Arab Millennial’s General Manager was invited by Facebook to join its first Communities Summit. Shatha Sbeta, Arab Millennial’s General Manager, will be representing Arab Millennial at the Facebook Communities Summit which will take place in Chicago, IL, from June 21 to June 24. The Summit is part of Mark Zuckerberg’s humanitarian manifesto (https://www.facebook.com/notes/mark-zuckerberg/building-global-community/10154544292806634) that he wrote on February of this year. The manifesto outlines his desires as Facebook’s founder and CEO to create a world where community leaders are empowered. The manifesto explains the tools that Facebook aims to create…

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Fuad Gritli: How an Arab millennial changed Libya’s music industry AM Spotlight 

Fuad Gritli: How an Arab millennial changed Libya’s music industry

“Am I an artist? I guess, I don’t know. I do not like to be labeled as anything or anyone. Who defines who I am and what I do?! I do not believe in being defined. I can be anything whenever I want” This is Fuad Ramadan Gritli, a Libyan millennial with a lot to offer in terms of making change in his home country. Fuad’s journey may not be very different from many other millennials. In a highly charged political and socio-technological climate, millennials often find themselves trapped between the romantic…

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How do religion and politics currently interact? Opinion 

How do religion and politics currently interact?

A few months ago, the Prime Minster of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, was visiting President Putin, attempting to illustrate a political point by using an ancient Jewish religious story. Putin had no patience for it and responded: “We now live in a different world. Let us talk about that.”. We indeed live in a world in which adult men, who should know better, try to use or misuse God to support military aggressions. This subject could easily fill volumes of books, but I will discuss only a few thoughts on the matter. There…

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The Prince by Niccolò Machiavelli Book Review 

The Prince by Niccolò Machiavelli

8/10 Machiavelli. A historian, diplomat, writer, politician, activist, philosopher. What an incredible life this individual lived, fortunate enough to be a part of the Renaissance period. Born in 1469, Machiavelli was made Secretary to the Second Chancery of Florentine in 1498 after the infamous Medici family were forced out of power due to an invasion of French troops belonging to King Charles VIII. In 1512, the Medicis returned to Florentine with the backing of Pope Julius II, displacing the current government and forcing Machiavelli once more out of his position. *** It is…

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The Twenty Years’ Crisis, 1919-1939 by E. H. Carr Book Review 

The Twenty Years’ Crisis, 1919-1939 by E. H. Carr

9/10 This book is incredible – in fact, many people suggest that it should be required reading for all politics students. Edward Hallett Carr was an English diplomat, historian and journalist, and lived an incredible life. After graduating from Trinity College, Cambridge, he joined the Foreign Office to pursue diplomatic work, getting particularly involved in Anglo-Russian relations. His notable books are What is History?, A History of Soviet Russia and The Twenty Years’ Crisis, 1919-1939. For many, The Twenty Years’ Crisis is a neoliberal book, though I seriously beg to differ. In the book, Carr analyses the “peace” between World War…

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6th Anniversary of Regime-Change in Libya Press Release 

6th Anniversary of Regime-Change in Libya

I write this poem to reflect  how I and many others feel about what we consider to be Libya’s 6th anniversary since the revolution. Whether we supported or condemned the revolution, or indeed recognise it as a revolution, this day remains a special day in Libyan history. So here I am, uttering my feelings to reflect the array of sadness,  frustration, devastation but also love and pride of where I come from. Today, I write a letter to my beloved Libya. *** O my country, O my country, With your struggle…

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3 (slightly better) alternatives to the CIA World Factbook Data & Statistics 

3 (slightly better) alternatives to the CIA World Factbook

When we source data, we should ask ourselves the following questions: How credible is the information provided? What is the context of the organisation/individual providing the information? Why is this information being provided by the organisation/individual? What implications does this information hold? What is the significance of the information being provided? *** 1. Factual Errors The CIA has a cleverly labelled website and publication called the World Factbook. Cleverly labelled because it is the CIA’s – and thus the US government’s – attempt to define for us what is “correct” information…

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Author Lawrence Joffe Takes on Advisory Role at Arab Millennial Internal News 

Author Lawrence Joffe Takes on Advisory Role at Arab Millennial

For those of you that follow Arab Millennial closely, you may already be aware of our good relationship with author, editor, writer and journalist Lawrence Joffe. Today, that relationship has taken a more formal capacity. Lawrence Joffe writes articles for the Guardian, has edited a variety of books on Middle Eastern politics, and has authored his own Illustrated History of the Jewish People. In his advisory capacity at Meretz UK and the Arab-Jewish Forum, and as a writer at BBC News, Lawrence has always been an active advocate for equal rights for Arabs and…

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Arab Millennial Cautiously Welcomes Obama-Administration U-Turn on Israel Press Release 

Arab Millennial Cautiously Welcomes Obama-Administration U-Turn on Israel

1. “What Happened?” For the first time in almost 40 years, a UN Resolution 2334 had been passed confirming Israel’s “flagrant violation” of international law as it continues to erect settlements in the occupied West Bank. The resolution was drafted by Egypt and brokered by Britain, receiving 14 votes for, 0 votes against and 1 abstention. The last time a similar resolution had been passed was in 1980 (Resolution 465); since then, the United States continued to protect Israel by vetoing any resolution confirming the illegal status of Israeli settlements…

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The Battle of Defeating ISIS and Rebuilding Libya Opinion 

The Battle of Defeating ISIS and Rebuilding Libya

For those who were against Gaddafi, the euphoric feeling that came with his fall will last many years, despite the ensuing difficulties of general lawlessness and the failure of governance which resulted from a lack of a working constitution. These factors and many more have demoralised the majority of Libyans, giving rise to many doubts, and leaving Libyans to rely on simple faith, especially in the first days of the “new order”. The absence of a proper system of governance and rule of law remains a problem, as well as the widespread…

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