Timothy Roby

From Lancashire in the UK but currently residing in Sydney, Australia, Timothy read Philosophy and Politics as an undergraduate at the University of York, and took an MA with Distinction in English Literature at the University of Leeds. His special areas of interest are in continental philosophy, literary theory and the politics and history of the "Arab World".

On hard left and right opposition to Israel

It is something of a truism to say that the hard left and right share rather a lot in common. …

Algeria as a case study for Syria

Protests by urban youth disgruntled at corruption and a lack of opportunity; a demographic time-bomb; a repressive secular government in …

How should Arabs feel about Ibn Khaldun?

Ibn Khaldun was a 14th century thinker who moved widely around North Africa and Islamic Spain, having been born in …

Morocco’s innovative “plastic bag rule”

As Marrakech hosted the international climate summit, COP22, in November 2016, it felt like something of a watershed moment. World …

Are the Amazigh under-represented in Arab politics?

Tinmel is a small village in Morocco’s High Atlas Mountains and it serves as a starting point for understanding the …

Morocco, Algeria and the Western Sahara

The Western Sahara remains a disputed territory and the host of one of the world’s most intractable conflicts. The region, …

Algeria after Bouteflika: what to expect

The president of Algeria, in office since 1999, turns 81 this March. After such a period and at such an …