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Post-Revolution Yemen between Dialogue and Violence

Post-Revolution Yemen between Dialogue and Violence

(by Tobias Thiel) A Map of Yemen’s Six Federal Regions, copyright: Yemen Times After ten months of deliberations, Yemen’s 565-member National Dialogue Conference (NDC) closed its doors on January 25, 2014. The…

How the Arab Spring Left the Palestinians Behind

How the Arab Spring Left the Palestinians Behind

(By Abdalhadi Alijla) Reading about the murder of Hassan Hassan, the Palestinian actor and comedian, in Yarmouk refugee camp in Syria was like a bombshell. Hassan and his wife were arrested by…

Militant Secularism in the Middle East?

The youth organizations that made the 2011 revolutions were predominantly leftist or liberal. They revolted against seedy police states run by family cartels and their cronies. They had allies among labor unions…