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خلافـــــة الرئيـــس

كلمّا تقدّم الزمن تُطرح مسألة خلافة الرئيس محمود عباس بقوة أكبر، لأن الرئيس تجاوز الثمانين من عمره وانتهت الفترة القانونية لولايته منذ حوالي سبع سنوات من دون إجراء الانتخابات التي لا يعرف أحد متى ستعقد وكيف، مع تأكيد الرئيس المستمر بأنه لن ...

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New Texts Out Now: Ali Issa, Against All Odds: Voices of Popular Struggle in Iraq

Ali Issa, Against All Odds: Voices of Popular Struggle in Iraq. Washington, DC: Tadween Books, 2015. [Against All Odds: Voices of Popular Struggle in Iraq is co-published with the War Resisters League.]   Jadaliyya (J): What made ...

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[ تندرج هذه القصائد ضمن ملف "الموجة الجديدة في الشعر السوري (أثر الحرب)" الذي ستقوم جدلية بنشره على مدار الأسبوعين القادمين ]             وصول الجثمان  لا شيء يحصل في ريفٍ في ...

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Attacks against Solidarity with Kobane: The Suruç Massacre of Young Revolutionaries

A suicide attack killed at least thirty young revolutionaries in Suruç in Urfa, the Turkish city near the Syrian border, on 20 July 2015. The attack on the Amara Culture Center, where at least three hundred young people affiliated with the ...


More than Money on their Minds: The Generals and the Economy in Egypt Revisited

[President Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi at a military gathering in December 2014. Source: Official Facebook Page of the Spokesperson of the Egyptian Armed Forces.]

Following the July 2013 power takeover by Defense Minister and later President Abdul-Fattah al-Sisi, the economic activities of the Egyptian military have been reportedly on the rise. For many, that trend only meant that the military under Sisi was preparing to do what it has long done under previous leaders, namely use its political privileges to make money and run easy profits. Indeed, the military establishment has always been a major player in Egypt’s economy. Its leaders have traditionally sought to use their institution’s economic interests to enhance the military’s resources and access to patronage. Yet the military’s more recent intervention in the economy ...

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New Texts Out Now: Marc Morjé Howard and Meir R. Walters, “Mass Mobilization and the Democracy Bias”

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Marc Morjé Howard and Meir R. Walters, “Mass Mobilization and the Democracy Bias,” Middle East Policy 22.2 (2015): 145-155. Jadaliyya (J): What made you write this article?           Marc Morjé Howard and Meir R. Walters (MMH & MRW): We wrote this article in response to problematic-seeming reactions to recent uprisings in places such as the Arab world and Ukraine. We saw journalists, policy commentators, and some academics echoing popular narratives that use clichés to talk about uprisings. For example, clichés about seasons (spring, winter) or colors (orange, green, rose) turn complex events into marketable ...

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Photography Media Roundup (July 2)

[This is a roundup of articles on photography in the Middle East and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Photography Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in roundups to photos@jadaliyya.com.] Announcements: Contemporary Image Collective, Cairo, Egypt Sign up now for crash courses in photography. CIC also announces the availability of studios for rent from 1 June to 15 August 2015. The space consists of five medium sized and very well lit rooms/ studios. The Long Read: NYUAD’s Center for Photography unveils a new collection of antique images from the Middle East, The National The ...

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DARS Media Roundup (June 2015)

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[This is a monthly roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on Resistance and Subversion in the Arab world and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the DARS Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each monthly roundup to DARS@jadaliyya.com.]  News & Commentary Israel Seizes Gaza-Bound Boat in “Act of Piracy,” by Ali Abunimah Israel forces boarded and commandeered the Marianne on Monday 29 June, on of four boats that were bound for Gaza in the latest attempt to break the tight Israeli siege of the occupied territory. At around 2 am Gaza time, Marianne was surrounded ...

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Alif: Aynama-Rtama

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Alif, a band of five musicians at the forefront of the Arab underground music scene, is launching its debut album Aynama-Rtama (Wherever It Falls) on the 4 September 2015. Conceived in 2012 and taking its name from the first letter of the Arabic alphabet, Alif features Khyam Allami (Oud), Tamer Abu Ghazaleh (Vocals/Buzuq), Bashar Farran (Bass), Maurice Louca (Keys/Electronics), and Khaled Yassine (Drums/Percussion). Recorded in Beirut and Cairo in 2014, the album reflects a long process of experimentation that underwent different stages over the past three years. It uses contemporary Arab poetry by late Iraqi poet Sargon Boulus (1944–2007) and renowned late ...

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Syria Media Roundup (June 30)

[Image of Kurdish fighters gesturing while carrying their parties' flags in Tell Abyad of Raqqa governorate. Image by Rodi Said via Reuters]

[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 Islamic State attacks Kobane 5 months after ouster; scores reported killed Attack on Kobane was a reminder that ISIL still has the ability to upset the battlefield even when it appears to be in the defensive. ISIS militants disguised as Kurdish fighters infiltrate Syrian town “The dual ...

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The Light Bulb and the Oak Tree: Politics of Space Meets the Ballot Box

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Browsing the depths of social media for alternative and local takes on politics is not merely a form of procrastination but also, and more so, a great way to learn about unpublished concerns, rumors, and disappointments. And the fact that they are all untamed by political correctness is surely a big plus. Since the 7 June elections that ended the Justice and Development Party’s (AKP) thirteen-year-long single party rule in Turkey, I have been heavily involved in such social media digging, mostly on Facebook, which offers more room for local-scale interaction. Following the election, as was the rule for the last couple of elections, my newsfeed and the activist ...

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The Right to Democratic Dissent: A View from Greece

[100,000 people protest against IMF austerity measures in front of parliament building in Athens (29 May 2011). Image by Wikimedia Commons User Kotsolis.]

One of the normative impulses of Eurozone orthodoxy has been to forestall the element of dissent, and to establish an uncritical and authoritarian doctrine: namely, that neoliberal austerity is the only possible “game in town”.  For five years, the peoples of Greece and other countries of the European South have been experiencing the implications of a compulsory economization of the political terrain: rampant inequalities, dispossession of public space, dismissal of social rights. The role of EU and Eurozone bureaucracies, but also of the states and state institutions, has been reduced to safeguarding the pervasive functions of the market. The antagonistic spirit ...

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Last Week on Jadaliyya (June 22-28)

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. خطوط مرسومة على خريطة فارغة: حدود العراق وأسطورة الدولة المصطنعة الجزء الأول Gay Rights as Human Rights: Pinkwashing Homonationalism 'Lines Drawn on an Empty Map': Iraq’s Borders and the Legend of the Artificial State (Part 1) الصورة الوحيدة ليسرا 'I must save my life and not risk my family’s safety!': Untold Stories of Syrian Women Surviving War (Part 1) الوقوف على تخوم أرض السواد Keep Reading »

'I must save my life and not risk my family’s safety!': Untold Stories of Syrian Women Surviving War (Part 1)

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[Part 2 here]   What is now known as the Syrian Uprising began in mid-March 2011 as a peaceful social movement in the context of the so-called the Arab Spring. In a few months the uprising shifted from peaceful demonstrations to an armed conflict, mainly, due to the Syrian regime’s martial reaction to the demonstrations, and Syria became a location for a national, regional, and international power struggle (Salloukh, 2013). While Syrian women were a main segment of the Syrian Uprising, their representations in the global and social media are dominated by an image of a powerless female Syrian refugee who is a victim of her family actions of selling daughters off ...

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A Dangerous Dualism: The Myth of Two Algerias

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In his last column for the magazine Rupture, the writer and journalist Tahar Djaout introduced his dichotomy of an Algeria divided between “the family that advances and the family that regresses” (“la famille qui avance et la famille qui recule”). This was in May 1993, just before his assassination. The dualist representation expressed in this phrase puts those who advance modernity in opposition to those who defend authenticity. In the Algeria of 2015, this problematic dichotomy is still relevant and is expressed in various forms, despite the end of the civil war and the considerable social fragmentation that history has bequeathed. Take, for example, the notion that ...

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حمص: مدينة اخترعها الله على مهل

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حمص مدينتي. عشتُ قسماً من طفولتي في الخالدية . يقول صديقي علاء الدين عبد المولى : «الخالدية خراب حمص». تخيّل أن خراب طفولتي هناك، ولم أجرؤ على كتابة حرف واحد عنها. كان بيتنا يقع قرب الملجأ في شارع شهاب الدين على ما أذكر، الحارة التي يقطنها سريان وشركس وأرمن وحماصنة أيضاً. لعبتُ كرة القدم في الشوارع التي تأخذكَ إلى الكراجات القريبة من أوتوستراد حماه وسبحتُ في أقنية الري حيث بقي جرح في ركبتي بأثر زجاجة كازوز محطمة. أعشق سينما الأمير التي شاهدتُ فيها فيلماً لناهد شريف ورشدي أباظة مع أولاد الحارة أيام العيد وكان عمري عشر سنوات. الآن أين ذهب الجيران، أقصد بيت أبو عزمي وأبو خالد التركماني وأبو علي السمان وأبو ناصيف وحسن اللحام وبيت أبو وليد وغيرهم وغيرهم. كان بيتنا ...

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The Saudi Leaks and Egypt: A Recap

It was not long after Wikileaks had released the Saudi cables that the dirty laundry it revealed about Egypt’s political elite began circulating in news reports and social media. Although many of the leaks have only confirmed what observers had long suspected, the details they reveal regarding the conduct of various Egyptian political actors were quite shocking. The Saudi government first responded over twitter holding that these leaks were both false and destabilizing, while urging citizens not to ...

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New Texts Out Now: Reem Abou-El-Fadl, Revolutionary Egypt: Connecting Domestic and International Struggles

Reem Abou-El-Fadl, editor, Revolutionary Egypt: Connecting Domestic and International Struggles. London and New York: Routledge, 2015.       Jadaliyya (J): What made you put together this collection? Reem Abou-El-Fadl (RA): Along with many friends and colleagues, I experienced the outbreak of the Tunisian and then Egyptian revolutions while far away, in my case based at Oxford in the UK. As time wore on, I had to try to make sense of all the momentous changes in the long ...

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Meydan Politics: Taksim in Flux after Gezi

Political engagement in contemporary democracies can easily be reduced to private individuals voting separately in anonymity. Yet, politics is a state of constant negotiation, preferably where individuals are in each other’s presence to articulate their public concerns. Perhaps, as a physical space, the meydan comes closest in this day and age to what Hannah Arendt calls “space of appearance” in the polis, where being in public is synonymous with politics.[1] Istanbul’s Taksim Meydanı is such a space, a ...

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New Texts Out Now: Mohammad Mehdi Khorrami, Literary Subterfuge and Contemporary Persian Fiction: Who Writes Iran?

Mohammad Mehdi Khorrami, Literary Subterfuge and Contemporary Persian Fiction: Who Writes Iran? London and New York: Routledge, 2014. Jadaliyya (J): What made you write this book? Mohammad Mehdi Khorrami (MMK): In the summer of 1997, the Ministry of Information of the Islamic Republic of Iran planned the murder of a number of major Iranian writers. Under the guise of an Iran-Armenia literary exchange conference, it was decided to send more than twenty writers from Iran to Armenia. A bus carrying the ...

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Turkey Media Roundup (June 30)

[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on Turkey and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Turkey Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each week's roundup to turkey@jadaliyya.com by Sunday night of every week.] English Election Results and Coalition Scenarios Psychological Barrier Bülent Keneş argues that the MHP’s fear of coming to power constitutes a psychological barrier to taking ...

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Arabian Peninsula Media Roundup (June 30)

[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 Wikileaks Docs Reveal Saudi intrigues against Bahrain’s Arab Spring Faten Bushehri examines Saudi Arabia’s meddling in ...

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خلايا حيّة

[ تندرج هذه القصائد ضمن ملف "الموجة الجديدة في الشعر السوري (أثر الحرب)" الذي ستقوم جدلية بنشره على مدار الأسبوعين القادمين ]            -1- سوف نعيد مأساتنا الجماعية بالحركة البطيئة أمام شاشة عملاقة ليرى كل فرد مأساته الشخصية. ولسوف أظهر وأنا أزيل صمام الأمان عنها قبل أن أقدمها لك تلك الوردة.    -2- أريد أن أشارك الموتى تلك الخطوة العظيمة في الفراغ حيث تلتوي ركبة الكون. أريد أن أصل إليهم قبل الموت بقليل لكي يقتلني دفاعاً عن نفسه ...

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Egypt Media Roundup (June 29)

[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.]  Regional and International Relations Practicing Politics by Proxy: Turkey and Egypt Maged Atef writes on Egyptians’ reactions to Turkey’s parliamentary elections results and ...

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Cities Media Roundup (June 2015)

[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]   Urban and Real Estate Development Istanbul’s Mega-Projects ...

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خطوط مرسومة على خريطة فارغة: حدود العراق وأسطورة الدولة المصطنعة الجزء الأول

 قد لا تكون هناك دولة ـ أمة حديثة دُعيت "مصطنعة" أكثر من العراق. وبينما يُقرّ معظم الباحثين بأن جميع الدول ـ الأمم مصطنعة، بمعنى أنّ بشراً أنشأوها، فإن العراق، على ما يبدو، مصطنع أكثر منها كلها. وتبدأ القصة دوماً بمعاهدات السلام التي وُقِّعتْ في أعقاب الحرب العالمية الأولى، والتي وضع أثناءها الأوربيون حدود العراق، وحدود دول عربية مشرقية أخرى، على نحو مزعوم، وتقريباً دون أي أساس. وكما يقول ديفد فرومكين في كتابه المقروء على نطاق واسع "سلام ينهي كل سلام": كانت حقبة اختُرعتْ فيها ...

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الوقوف على تخوم أرض السواد

في واحدة من مقولاته الأثيرة كتَبَ دريدا أن ”كل القراءات تصاحيف“. ولكن التصْحيف في سياق هذه المقولة يحمل معنى إيجابياً، ويشير إلى لانهائية المعاني، وإلى فرادة وخصوصية كل قراءة، لأنها نتاج تفاعل القارئ مع النص في لحظة وسياق معينين. وتتجسّد هذه المقولات (التي قد تبدو تجريدية ونظريّة لأول وهلة) بالفعل عندما نعود إلى قراءة نص كنّا قد قرأناه فيما مضى لنجد أن قراءتنا تختلف، وأن النص والقارئ قد تغيّرا، قليلاً أو كثيراً، وأن فعل القراءة يترك أثراً جديداً ومختلفاً. ينطبق ما سبق بشكل لافت، بل مؤلم، على العودة، ...

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New Texts Out Now: Keith David Watenpaugh, Bread From Stones: The Middle East and the Making of Modern Humanitarianism

Keith David Watenpaugh, Bread From Stones: The Middle East and the Making of Modern Humanitarianism. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2015. Jadaliyya (J): What made you write this book? Keith David Watenpaugh (KDW): Modern humanitarianism has played a significant role in the lives of the peoples of the Middle East. Its history is a critical window onto the local and international response to atrocity, genocide, extirpation, and displacement that has been far too common in region since World ...

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