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The Middle East Institute hosted a panel discussion on Thursday, November 20, 2014 on the status of the political transitions in Egypt, Tunisia, Libya, and Yemen. The event was part Continue →

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On Wednesday, the U.N. Security Council added two new branches of Libyan Islamist extremist group Ansar al-Sharia to its terrorist list after accusations surfaced of its Continue →

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by Kate Aronoff

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Yesterday, on the 104th anniversary of the Mexican Revolution, activists across Mexico called for a general strike — an action that is the culmination of weeks Continue →

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The Factions of Kobani (Ayn al-Arab)

by Aymenn Al-Tamimi on November 21, 2014

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By Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi

Media attention has somewhat focused away from the city of Kobani as the intense wave of coalition airstrikes against the Islamic State (IS) first helped to slow Continue →

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What Motivates European Youth to Join ISIS? By Loretta E. Bass, University of Oklahoma

“Push” Factors Helping ISIS Recruitment

Western governments are concerned about stemming the wave of foreign fighters flocking to join Continue →

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Just a few days ahead of the November 24 deadline for world powers to reach a nuclear deal with Iran, the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passed Continue →

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Protesters hold pictures during a protest in support of imprisoned activists who are in a hunger strike at prison, in front of the Press Syndicate, in Cairo

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Washington lawmakers are deciding whether or not to ease restrictions on U.S. military aid to Egypt. The restrictions were instituted after the military’s ouster of former elected President Continue →

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Walmart employee and their supporters strike outside of a Walmart store in Pico Rivera, Calif., on November 20. (OURWalmart / Aurelio Jose Barrera)

by Kate Aronoff

Walmart employee and their supporters strike outside of a Walmart store in Pico Rivera, Calif., on November 20. (OURWalmart / Aurelio Jose Barrera)

Twenty-three Walmart workers were arrested Continue →

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Islamic preacher Fethullah Gulen is pictured at his residence in Saylorsburg, Pennsylvania

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Correspondents from the Zaman and Bugun newspapers, the Samanyolu TV station and Cihan news reported that they have been shut out of official press events since the inauguration Continue →

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The second term that movements build

by Kate Aronoff on November 17, 2014

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In the wake of the mid-term elections earlier this month, it might have seemed that there wasn’t much hope to hold onto for progressives, what with Continue →

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The Egyptian government announced that five al-Azhar students charged with rioting, belonging to a terrorist group, and arson, will be tried in a military court rather than a Continue →

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Former Tehran prosecutor, Saeed Mortazavi, a former ally of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was disbarred and banned from all positions in the Iranian government, for five years, and was barred for Continue →

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Open Society released a video by Amira Yahyaoui, a Tunisian activist who was “active against Ben Ali‘s regime as a member of the Tunisian anti-censorship and freedom Continue →

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by Kate Aronoff

The first ever Fossil Free Convergence brought together 80 youth organizers from across Canada. (Facebook / Fossil Free Canada)

As a junior in college, I helped to organize Continue →

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By Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi

The international coalition- led by the U.S.- against the Islamic State [IS], with additional American airstrikes targeting the ‘Khorasan’ al-Qa’ida group in Syria (in reality just al-Qa’ida Continue →

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On Tuesday, representatives from more than 60 U.S. companies wrapped up a visit to Egypt, described as “the largest such delegation in history that aimed to explore Continue →

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Yemeni President Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi swore in a new cabinet Sunday, despite opposition from both the Houthi rebels and the ruling General People’s Congress (GPC). U.S. Continue →

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People stand around the wreckage of a vehicle near the site of a bomb blast  in Shahat

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Two suspects have been arrested in connection to a series of car bombings that occurred in front of the security headquarters in the eastern Libyan town Continue →

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JPMorgan Chase Whistleblower Alayne Fleischmann (Democracy Now)

by Kate Aronoff

JPMorgan Chase whistle-blower Alayne Fleischmann (Democracy Now)

In the last scene of “Citizenfour,” Laura Poitras’s acclaimed new documentary about National Security Agency whistle-blower Edward Snowden, he and Glenn Continue →

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The flag of Dar al-Qadaa, the Nusra-backed court network in Syria

by Maxwell Martin, researcher at ARK, a stabilization consultancy based in Turkey that has implemented justice related programming in northern Syria

The flag of Dar al-Qadaa, the Nusra-backed court network Continue →

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Fareed Zakaria goes 1-on-1 with Syria expert Joshua Landis to discuss an innovative solution to the ongoing Syrian crisis.

This short clip comes out of the longer interview I did with Continue →

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