arabmillennial.net server migration

Due to high demand on our website (50,000 visitors/300,000 visits per month for 2018), we will be migrating our website to a server with dedicated RAM. This should rapidly boost loading times when trying to access content. The website may be temporarily down, and...

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Sunni-Shia sectarianism before and after Britain’s invasion of Iraq

On the morning of February 22, 2006, a series of bombs brought one of Shia Islam’s holiest sites, al-Askari Mosque, crashing to the ground. The attack in the town of Samarra, Iraq, was just one in a succession of attacks aimed at Shia Muslims,...

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On gun crime media bias and its alienation of Arab communities

Over the last few years, there have been a number of high-profile mass shootings in the United States, most of which have been committed by white men. In an attempt to make sense of such shootings, the Western media has developed a tendency to...

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Millennium Development Goals: Jordan’s lead in sustainable development

*** Note from the editor: this is an edited article, originally written by Ayat Saleh for EcoMENA *** During the last few decades, sustainable development emerged as a hot topic in many reform agendas and strategic management plans in Jordan. The picture is not always optimistic...

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Algeria after Bouteflika: what to expect next

The president of Algeria, in office since 1999, turns 81 this March. After such a period and at such an age, one might expect to hear lots about Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s position, but elections scheduled for next year are at this stage most remarkable for...

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