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Israeli Rhetoric Hides War Crimes against Gaza

Israeli Rhetoric Hides War Crimes against Gaza

By Chloé Benoist As Israeli forces began their assault on the Gaza Strip, Israel’s leaders and media ramped up a rhetoric offensive, using dehumanizing discourse to garner support for deadly military action…

Can Tony Blair Mess up Egypt even Worse?

Can Tony Blair Mess up Egypt even Worse?

By Juan Cole Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair has agreed to advise the government of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. Blair maintains that he will not be paid to do so,…

Uneasy Caliphate: Inside Hawija in Iraq

Uneasy Caliphate: Inside Hawija in Iraq

By Shalaw Mohammed | Hawija NIQASH visited Hawija, a large northern Iraqi town near Kirkuk, which is currently controlled by Sunni Muslim extremists and local tribes. The town is dominated by ISIS’…

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Can Egypt face up to its sexual assault problem?

At first, the blurry video of a celebration in Cairo’s Tahrir Square, captured by an onlooker’s cellphone, is difficult to make out. Fireworks explode nearby as the shaky camera captures a crowd of men, jostling and shouting. Then, flashes of a…