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The Perils of American Muslim Politics الهَدم والبناء الاستعماري في الجولان حقوق المثليين والمثليات محكّ لحقوق الإنسان بين المدرسة والمسجد نص للأديب
[Mass iftar held to protest destruction in the İçkale valley.All photographs by the author.]

Destruction and Construction, Resistance and Solidarity: Diyarbakir/Surici Observations Part II

[To read the previous article in this series, “Diyarbakir: The Heart of this City Beats in Suriçi,” click here.] Things won’t calm down in Suriçi. The destruction and construction of İçkale Valley has come to a close, and the neighborhood ...

[اللوحة للفنان العراقي قيس السندي]

الاغتيال والاختطاف في العراق: حقل التحريض المتسع

 لا توجد إحصائية دقيقة للاغتيالات والاختطاف في العراق. فالسلطات الرسمية لا تكترث كثيراً بأرشفة الاخبار السيئة التي تحدث يومياً، أما الصحافة فلا تعير أهمية أيضاً لمثل هذه الحوادث، وغالباً تتعامل معها إذا ما هزّ اغتيال او اختطاف الرأي ...

[Tanks in the streets of Tehran in 1953. Image via Wilipedia]

Musaddiq’s Spectre: On the Recent Declassification of US Documents

Following the 1989 release of the first Iran-related volume of the State Department’s Foreign Relations of the United States (FRUS) series, a plethora of books and articles have been written detailing the MI6-CIA coup d’état in Iran on 19 ...

[La décharge de Borj Hammoud vue du port de pêche avant les récents travaux de démantèlement - Photo Eric Verdeil - CC-ND-NC]

Des déchets aux remblais: imaginaire aménageur, corruption et dérèglements métaboliques à Beyrouth

Les scandales à répétition qui éclatent à propos de la gestion des déchets au Liban et plus particulièrement dans l'agglomération de Beyrouth mettent en évidence les montants énormes des contrats en question et leur opacité, et donc plus ...


Critical Currents in Islam Media Roundup (June 5-June 18)

الإفطار by Abdulla Al Muhairi on Creative Commons

[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating about Islam and reflects a wide variety of opinions and approaches. It does not reflect the views of the Critical Currents in Islam page or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each week's roundup to cci@jadaliyya.com by Saturday night of every week.]  June 12-18 "You are Islam's black sheep," RT News  Three hundred Austrian Imams condemn ISIS terrorists: Islamic clerics in Austria have produced a nine-point declaration, calling ISIS terrorists “black sheep” and urging fellow believers to play a greater role in society, days after ...

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مجلة الوضع/ستاتوس الصوتية، العدد 4.1

صدر العدد 4.1 من مجلة الوضع الصوتية الذي يحتوي على الكثير من المقابلات المهمة، التي سننشرها كذلك على صفحات "جدلية" خلال الأسابيع القادمة. ويصدر هذا العدد الجديد في فترة تحول مهمة في منطقة الشرق الأوسط.  وبما أن الشرق الأوسط وشمال أفريقيا يواجهان اضطرابات اجتماعية وسياسية عنيفة ناتجة عن استبداد قائم ويتسم بالقوة، وعن تعبئة طائفية تقسيمية غير قابلة للسيطرة، ودافع ثوري مقاوم يحذر من كليهما، ثمة حاجة ملحة للتوثيق والدراسة والأرشفة والصقل. ففي هذه الأوقات، ورداً على ست سنوات من التغطية غير النزيهة للمنطقة التي انتزعت السياق ومحت التعقيد، يجب أن نكون ملتزمين بحساسية أنثروبولوجية غير مرتبكة تنتبه لحيوات صنعتها وشكلتها هذه الظروف في مواضعها ...

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A Database of Language Programs [Ongoing Post]

Georgetown's language program.

 Graduate students as well as professionals in the field of Islamic and Middle Eastern studies often seek language programs that best fit their school/work schedule and budget. The list below presents a one-stop shop informational database to help our readers identify available language programs. The information below is submitted by the program administrators. We will continue to update this list with other programs. If you are a program administrator and have not had a chance to respond to our inquiry please shoot us an email at publish@themaydan.com. Summer Programs Middlebury Language Schools – Arabic School (Arabic) Georgetown ...

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Jadaliyya Monthly Edition (May 2017)

This is a selection of what you might have missed on Jadaliyya during the month of May 2017. It also includes the most recent roundups, editors picks, and most-read articles. Progressively, we will be featuring more content on our Monthly Edition series. خمس قصص قصيرة للكاتب الإسباني خوان خوسية مياس نوشيروان مصطفى: تاريخ مكتوب بدماء الضحايا الرأسمالية ونظرية الرواية

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جزيرة اللجوء المؤجل: قبرص

[محل حلاقة سوري في لارنكا]

مزّق محمد، اللاجئ السوري، ورقة قبول العمل التي مُنحت له بعد مقابلات عدة في مهن أرسل إليها من قبل "مكتب التشغيل والتأمين" في مدينة لارنكا القبرصية، كانت الفرصة الممنوحة له "عاملاً لفرز المعادن في معمل خردوات وقمامة يبعد عن بيته أكثر من 25 كيلومتراً" يقول محمد.ح (25 عاماً)، المتخرج من كلية الإعلام – جامعة دمشق، والذي وصل إلى قبرص منذ عامين على متن باخرة تركيا أوصلته مقابل (50 دولاراَ) إلى القسم التركي المحتل من الجزيرة، وهناك دفع مبلغ الدخول قرب ميناء " كيرينيا" شمال قبرص. لم يستطع محمد.ح التغلّب على مشكلة الكتابة والقراءة باللغة اليونانية حتى يستطيع العمل ولو في مهنة قريبة من عالم الورق: "بحثت بنفسي عن موقع وزارة التربية ...

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Arabian Peninsula Media Roundup (June 13)

[West Bay Skyline, Doha, Qatar. Photo taken by Gregory Hawken Kramer and uploaded via Wikimedia Commons]

[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on the Arabian Peninsula and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Arabian Peninsula Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each week's roundup to ap@jadaliyya.com by Monday night of every week.] Regional and International Relations The $110 billion arms deal to Saudi Arabia is fake news “There is no $110 billion deal. Instead, there are a bunch of letters of interest or intent, but not contracts.” Qatari riyal under pressure as Saudi, UAE banks delay Qatar deals “Saudi Arabia's central bank advised ...

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المدرسة الصينية في البناء والتربية

غرافيتي لبانكسي في مخيم كاليه سنة 2015

لا تتساوى الجدران في العظمة والشهرة. المثال الأعرق قدَّمه شيه هوانغ دي، الإمبراطور الذي شُيّد في حقبة حكمه سورُ الصين. أرفق هذا التشييد بمأثرةٍ تاريخية أخرى هي إحراق الكتب، ليستهلَّ الإمبراطورُ باسمه فجرَ التاريخ ويكونَ الأولَ في كل مضمار، مانعاً كلمة "موت" من التداول، معاملاً تلك البلاد الشاسعة في الشرق كأنها حديقةُ قصرٍ من قصوره، آمراً بتمتين الحدود الشمالية للإمبراطورية في وجه البرابرة، فسُيّجت الحدود بسورٍ شاهق بطيء البناء، وظهرهُ طريقٌ معبَّد تحرسه الأبراج. الكتب تصون الماضي، والعمارة ترنو إلى المستقبل. آنذاك، كان المجتاحون والمتسلّلون المحتمَلون في الصين هم المغول والتتار الذين حوّل السورُ العظيم وجهةَ حملاتهم ومذابحِ غزواتهم إلى الغرب (غرب ليس إلا شرقَ ...

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Municipal Politics in Lebanon

The municipal system has been a key pillar of debates on administrative decentralization, economic development and political participation in Lebanon. During the late 1990s and early 2000s, activists sought to stop the demolition of the 1924 Barakat Building on the basis that it was a heritage site. In response to public pressure, the Municipality of Beirut expropriated the building in 2013, and has since overseen a contentious process of transforming the space into a memory museum. International donors have increasingly directed aid flows for Syrian refugees in Lebanon through municipalities instead of the central government. Concomitantly, many of these municipalities ...

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تركيع حماس لن ينهي الاحتلال

  لا أخفي سرا بالقول انني اختلف مع حركة حماس منذ التأسيس، اختلفت مع ارتباطها الإخواني، وترسيم الصراع ضد الاحتلال الصهيوني على قاعدة دينية (لست مع تديين السياسة)، ولاحقاً اختلفت مع حماس "نظام الحكم" الذي اختار محاور ينتمي إليها، محاور تستغل القضية الفلسطينية لتمرير سياسات تُبعد فلسطين عن مرمى التحرير أجيالاً وأزماناً. اختلفت مع حماس كنظام حكم، حيث قدمت أسوأ نموذج للحكم في قطاع غزة، دفع الغزيون ثمن تفاؤلهم به، واعتقادهم أن "الحكام الجدد" قد يكونوا أكثر نزاهة وعدلا، وقدرة على تحسس آلام الناس عمن سبقهم! أما المقاومة فقضية أخرى ليست مرتبطة بحماس "نظام الحكم"، المقاومة أوسع كثيراً وأقدم كثيرا من تنظيم فشل في الحكم، في حين أن ذراعه المقاوم ...

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Cities Media Roundup (May 2017)

[This is a monthly roundup of news articles, and other materials related to urban issues in the region, and beyond. It does not reflect the views of the Cities Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send recommendations for inclusion in the Cities Media Roundup to cities@jadaliyya.com, mentioning “Roundup” in the subject line. We also welcome your submissions to the Cities Page: please check details on cities.jadaliyya.com] Wars and Refugees السكن في الحديقة .. حياة اللاجئين أمام المفوضية بمدينة 6 أكتوبر A photo essay by Jihad Abaza for Mada that documents the struggles of Sudanese refugees in the 6th of October City, Egypt, and the spaces they use as shelters. The ...

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Bombast of Mass Slayer

[Art by Serwan Baran]

My name is Mass Slayer. I live in bombs and bullets, in cannons and rockets. I live in the nucleus of you. I could be an army, a lone wolf, or a terrorist band. I need not toil, pay individual visits, like the everyday Reaper. I stun as many as I can, in one go, I stun them on a street, in a bar, in a temple, in the battlefield, in the comfort of their homes-- and you could be there. Nothing pleases me though more than being in the news, and nothing pleases the news more than my exploits. What a joy to star in a movie, to be shared and streamed, flashing my motto, Viva La Muerte! Drench me with tears and condemnations, I thrive on mass ...

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Reminiscing Gramsci

[Portrait of Antonio Gramsci at around thirty years of age from the early 1920s. Image by unknown via Wikimedia commons]

“What would Gramsci think of our current predicaments?” wondered the young leftist mayor of the Italian city of Cagliari, Massimo Zedda. “He would probably think that things have improved, but we also have many problems in Sardinia… That is why we need to organize.” With this proclamation, the blue-jeaned mayor declared 2017 the “Year of Gramsci,” and opened the conference “A Century of Revolutions: Gramscian Paths in the World.” It was a fitting moment to revisit the life and work of Antonio Gramsci on April 27, the eightieth anniversary of his death, in a year that also marks the centenary of the Russian Revolution, and seven years into the turbulence of the ...

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حوار مع مظفر النواب - الجزء الأول

نُشِر هذا الحوار الذي أجراه سنان أنطون مع مظفّر النوّاب في «مجلة الدراسات العربية» (العدد ٢، خريف ١٩٩٦، ص. ٣-٢٦) بنسختها الورقيّة. وتعيد «جدليّة» نشره هنا بأجزاء مع المقدّمة. [بعد الأمسية الشعرية التي أحياها مظفّر النواب في جامعة جورجتاون في ١٩ أيار، ١٩٩٦ والتي ساهمت «مجلة الدراسات العربيّة» بالتحضير لها، وكان لي شرف تقديمه فيها، كان الشاعر يقف خارج القاعة يتلقّى التهاني من الجمهور. وقبل أن أقترب منه لأفاتحة بإمكانيّة إجراء حوار معه، طلب منّي أحد اللاجئين العراقيّين الذين قدموا من معسكر رفحة في ...

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Engaging Books Series: Lynne Rienner Press Selections on Democracy

ENGAGING BOOKS SERIES   Lynne Rienner Press Selections On Democracy This is a new series that features books by various publishers on a given theme, along with an excerpt from each volume. The second installment involves a selection from Lynne Rienner Press on the theme of Democracy. Other publishers' books will follow on a monthly basis.      Table of Contents Building Rule of Law in the Arab World: Egypt, Tunisia, and Beyond By Eva Bellin and Heidi E. Lane About the ...

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Statement from Mashrou' Leila on Jordanian Government Banning of Their Show (Again)

[The following written statement and video was issued by the Lebanese band Mashrou' Leila on 13 June 2017 in response to news that the the Jordanian government had officially cancelled their 27 June 2017 show in Amman. This represents the second year in a row that this has happened, despite obtaining all necessary permits and other documents in the lead up to the show.] We regret to inform you that the Mashrou’ Leila concert, which was supposed to take place on the 27th of June in Amman, has ...

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Maghreb Media Roundup (June 14)

[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on the Maghreb and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Maghreb Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each week's roundup to maghreb@jadaliyya.com] Algeria Algeria agrees to take Syrians trapped near Morocco border 41 Syrian refugees, including women and children, have been trapped in a desert area since mid-April amid a diplomatic spat between ...

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Corruption et réforme en Tunisie: les dangers d'une analyse élitiste

Le 24 mai, une série d'arrestations de personnalités de haut rang a secoué la Tunisie. Un groupe d'hommes d'affaires éminents, des entrepreneurs dans l'économie parallèle, ainsi que des hauts fonctionnaires des services douaniers ont été arrêtés dans le cadre de ce que le chef du gouvernement Youssef Chahed a décrit comme le début d'une nouvelle guerre contre la corruption dans le pays. Randis que Chahed recevait beaucoup de louanges publiques après cette annonce, certains analystes ont décrit la ...

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Last Week on Jadaliyya (June 5-11)

This is a selection of what you might have missed on Jadaliyya last week. It also includes a list of the most read articles and roundups. Progressively, we will be featuring more content on our "Last Week on Jadaliyya" series.   What is Happening between Qatar and the GCC? A STATUS/الوضع Conversation between Bassam Haddad and Abdullah Al-Arian The 1967 Defeat and the Conditions of the Now: ...

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Syria Media Roundup (June 12)

[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on Syria and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Syria Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each week's roundup to syria@jadaliyya.com by Monday night of every week.]             Inside Syria  U.S.-led coalition strike kills founder of Islamic State media outlet: brother (31 May, 2017) An air ...

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Egypt Media Roundup (June 12)

[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on Egypt and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Egypt Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each week's roundup to egypt@jadaliyya.com by Sunday night of every week.]  Political Rights Egypt blacklisted again by International Labor Organization Egypt is back on the blacklist of the UN-affiliated International Labor Organization over the nation’s ...

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What is Happening between Qatar and the GCC? A STATUS/الوضع Conversation between Bassam Haddad and Abdullah Al-Arian

In this conversation with Bassam Haddad, Abdullah Al-Arian discusses the roots of the confrontation between Qatar and several GCC states, and identifies some of the differences in their posture toward some of the various issues in the Arab region. He also explores the reasons behind the timing of the current escalation and the implications of this crisis for some of the region's conflicts.    Abdullah Al-Arian is an assistant professor of history at Georgetown ...

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Political Economy Summer Institute: Two Public Events | GMU

This weekend, the Political Economy Project is holding its second annual Political Economy Summer Institute (PESI) at George Mason University. The summer institute brings together some two dozen participants (both graduate students/researchers and instructors) for four intense days of instruction and engagement.  Around the summer institute, we are holding two public events. One is a keynote lecture on Oilcraft by Robert Vitalis, and the other is a panel on the Political Econnomy of the Arab ...

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Familiar Ruptures and Opportunities, 1967 and 2017

The 1967 war was a fundamental, damning failure for the Arab world. In the course of six short days, Israel expanded its jurisdiction across the Egyptian Sinai Peninsula and the Syrian Golan Heights, as well as the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. For nineteen years, Arab states had regarded Israel as a foreign colony established by the collusion of imperial powers. Amid the anti-colonial fervor that animated much of the global south at the time, these states refused to recognize Israel as a Jewish ...

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Call for Targeted Academic Boycott of Turkey

[This call was released by Academics for Peace on 7 June 2017. The statement is also available in Arabic, Bengali, Bulgarian, Chinese (Mandarin), French, Finnish, German, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Kurdish (Sorani), Kurdish (Kurmanji), Norwegian, Persian, Russian, Spanish, and Swedish. For more information, click here; to sign on to this petition, click here.] CALL FOR TARGETED ACADEMIC BOYCOTT OF TURKEY DO NOT BE A PARTY TO CRIMES IN TURKISH HIGHER EDUCATION Background In January ...

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