The continued impact of Russia’s “elections” on Arab politics

In a political landscape that has brought Arab diaspora Trump, Brexit and a Jeremy Corbyn vote over the past few years, it appears that the underdog is alive and flourishing. So, when Putin declared he was running for office again late last year, you...

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Introspection: did Arabs “colonise” North Africa?

Colonialism remains a contested concept: there exists no widespread agreement amongst academics upon what it should be properly defined as. Activity that could be called ‘colonialism’ (at least, in the contemporary sense of which it is commonly thought of) is, however, frequently traced back...

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The paradox: is postmodernism to blame for the rise of Salafism?

Postmodernism, as a philosophical, socio-political and cultural movement, emerged in the 1970s as a critique of, and counter to, the Modernist Universalism that had remained dominant in Western societies since the 19th century. Having been developed by a number of different thinkers, including Michel...

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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 complex dynamics between North Africa’s indigenous Amazigh people and the region’s largely Arabised political frameworks. It was from here, almost a millennium ago, that...

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Introducing our new logo

Introducing our new logo. The broken box represents breaking the box through new research. The off red colour represents the vibrant contribution of young generation to recent Arab developments. The four pieces of the box represent different team members coming together like a jigsaw.

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