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Three Theses on ISIS: The Universal, the Millenarian, and the Philistine

The ruthless brutality of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS or ISIL) unfolds before our eyes on the screens. As commentators struggle to explain and understand it, it becomes convenient to revive old Orientalist tropes. Beyond the spectacular brutality, the reason that ISIS invites attention (both fascination and fear) is that it seems easy to fit in confrontational narratives of Islam (us v. them, anti-American, etc.). Muslims are clearly angry at something. In his infamous article “The Roots of Muslim Outrage”, Bernard Lewis simplistically explained that Muslims are envious of, ...

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Arabian Peninsula Media Roundup (August 4)

[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 by Monday night of every week.] Regional and International Relations Is Saudi Arabia warming up to the Muslim Brotherhood? Ali Al-Arian argues that amid the threats from Iran and the Islamic State in Iraq and Greater Syria, Saudi Arabia needs new allies. Saudi Arabia's New ...

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Turkey Media Roundup (August 4)

[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 by Sunday night of every week.] English AKP’s “War on Terror” The Sultan of Swing’s Dangerous Gamble According to Leela Jacinto, President Erdoğan is making the biggest miscalculation of his political career by taking Turkey into war, attacking the PKK and the HPD and ending the peace process, and ...

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No Decisive Outcome on Syrian Horizon

The view that 2015 has not been a particularly good year for Syrian President Bashar Assad and may get considerably worse has much to recommend it. Within Syria, the government has lost control over most of the province of Idlib in the country’s northwest, including its key towns and military bases. More recently it was almost effortlessly dislodged from Palmyra by the Islamic State (IS) movement. The key cities of Aleppo in the north and Dar’a in the south remain under threat. Increased coordination among Syria’s notoriously fractious armed rebel groups is an important factor in this regard, ...

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المشهد الاقتصادي في حيفا قبل سقوطها

منذ حوالى منتصف القرن التاسع عشر بدأت فلسطين تشهد، كبقية بلدان حوض البحر المتوسط الشرقي، تحولاً اقتصادياً كبيراً. فقد ازدادت العلاقات التجارية مع بلدان أوربا الغربية، التي ساهم فيها استخدام البخار لتسيير السفن مما جعل التجارة عن طريق البحر أسرع وأقل تكلفة. وساهم تطبيق النظم الإدارية العثمانية الجديدة، التنظيمات، في زيادة الأمن والنظام مما ساعد على تأمين التجارة. أحدث كل هذا أثراً بعيد المدى على السواحل الشرقية لحوض البحر المتوسط وأخذت المدن الساحلية في النمو والازدهار بشكل كبير. مع أن هذا التحول الاقتصادي كان عاملاً مركزياً في تطوّر حيفا الجديدة، إلا أن نموها وتطورها سارا ببطء شديد، ...

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سلام فياض: المجتمع المدني يحصد ما زرعته يداك

ترددت في نشر هذا المقال، وخفت أن يُفهم أنه اصطفاف مع الرئيس واجراءاته ضد سلام فياض، وللأمانة أنا ضد سياسات الرجلين الذين تحالفا لسنوات وأوصلانا لما نحن فيه! لماذا ألوم سلام  فياض ولا ألوم الحمدلله؟ سلام فياض قدم نفسه صاحب رؤية ومشروع وفوق ذلك لديه أيديولوجية وفكر ليبرالي (بعيداً عن اقتصاد السوق المفتوح) يؤمن بالحريات والتعددية والديمقراطية.  في حين أن الحمدلله لم يقدم نفسه إلا موظف عمومي ينفذ ما تم خطه لحكومته من مهمات أربع ليس عليه الاجتهاد ليضيف لها مهمة خامسة. الحمدلله- رئيس جامعة عريقة- لم يطلب منه أحد أن يقدم مشروع حكم ولا وجهة نظر في طبيعة النظام السياسي ولا طبيعة ...

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Studio Visit: Hany Rashed's 'Bulldozer'

Late last year, we visited Cairo-based artist Hany Rashed in his studio in Al-Haram neighborhood. He was still developing his new project, titled "Bulldozer" and allowed us to watch him work on one of the paintings in the series. "Bulldozer" as Rashed explains is a development to his two most recent exhibitions "Asa7by" and "Toys", but it's also different in how he started drawing more freehand. The last few paintings in the series, which he worked on after returning from the 2015 Bologna Art Fair follow a different approach and are based on ...

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Last Week on Jadaliyya (July 27-August 2)

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. Gay Hanging in Iran: Atrocities and Impersonations Daoud’s Camus Fanfiction Is More of the Same تدمر، واحة للظلام Why are LGBT Equality Organizations Joining Forces with Israel Advocacy Groups? New Texts Out Now: Raymond Hinnebusch, From Arab Spring to Arab Winter: Explaining the Limits of Post-Uprising ...

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