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Syria

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 …

Did ISIS “hijack” the Arab Spring?

Across the Middle East, ISIS emerged out of the ashes of failed aspirations. The Arab Spring promised so much and, …

Is Wahhabism responsible for atheism in the Arab World?

Wahhabism is an Islamic doctrine named after author Mohammed ibn Abd al-Wahhab (1703-92) in Najd, Saudi Arabia. Incidentally, ibn Abd al-Wahhab …

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 …

Can “Realism” be applied to Arab politics?

In the context of the modern system of sovereign states, political realism, as a school of thought, has served as …

UK ISIS members should be trialed in international courts

1. Background Arab Millennial is a website that focuses on progress and development across Arab diaspora of all walks of …

Celebrating the lives of Arab dissidents – Part I

“The death of one man: that is a catastrophe. One hundred thousand deaths: that is a statistic!” So wrote the …

The relationship between Qatar, Saudi Arabia and ISIS

Recent news Last month, Saudi Arabia severed ties with Qatar over its role in ‘supporting terrorism’ throughout the region. Tensions …

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 …

Where does the term “Arab Spring” originate?

When I first moved to the Middle East, to Egypt in September 2010, the talk on the street was of …

The grand problem of the French-British alliance on Syria

By Osservatorio Italiano From http://osservatorioitaliano.org/read/149251/italia-il-grande-problema-dellasse-francobritannico-sulla-siria France and Great Britain fear a repeat in Syria of the Libyan scenario, i.e. a transfer …

The Arab Spring – 5 years on

Five years ago, a series of unprecedented uprisings and demonstrations broke out in countries across the Middle East and North …