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Women as a force for Democracy in Repressive Egypt

Women as a force for Democracy in Repressive Egypt

Anwar Mhajne and Crystal M Whetstone | The Conversation | - - Democracies in sub-Saharan and North Africa have regressed in recent years. Ethnic and religious minorities, political opposition, women and the…
Can Iran keep its Influence in Baghdad?

Can Iran keep its Influence in Baghdad?

Mustafa Habib | Baghdad | (Niqash.org) | - - Iran wants to reunite the fighting Shiite Muslim political parties in Iraq that once gave it unconditional support. But that job is far…
Arabs, Thomas Friedman and the “iron fist”

Arabs, Thomas Friedman and the “iron fist”

By Brian Whitaker | ( Al-Bab.com) Writing about conflicts in the Middle East for the New York Times yesterday, columnist Thomas Friedman talked of "the power that is lost to a society…
Guess What Iraq’s Biggest Problem Really Is

Guess What Iraq’s Biggest Problem Really Is

By Pamela Abbott, Andrea Teti and Kevin M. DeJesus | (The Conversation) | - - With the defeat of the so-called Islamic State (IS) on the battlefield looking imminent, Iraq is confronting…