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Preliminary HIstorical Observations on the Arab Revolutions of 2011 [This post provides an overview of, and prospects for, the recent developments in region] Preliminary HIstorical Observations on the Arab Revolutions of 2011 [This post provides an overview of, and prospects for, the recent developments in region]
Roundtable on Syria Today (Part 1) [This is the first of a three-part roundtable on the situation in Syria, addressing future prospects for the opposition] Roundtable on Syria Today (Part 1) [This is the first of a three-part roundtable on the situation in Syria, addressing future prospects for the opposition]
Saudi Hegemony vs. The Bahraini Spring [This post describes the matrix of regional and international powers that any social movement for democracy will have to take on in the Persian Gulf states.] Saudi Hegemony vs. The Bahraini Spring [This post describes the matrix of regional and international powers that any social movement for democracy will have to take on in the Persian Gulf states.]
The Revolution Against Neoliberalism [Armbrust contemplates the future of neoliberalism in Egypt after the revolution] The Revolution Against Neoliberalism [Armbrust contemplates the future of neoliberalism in Egypt after the revolution]
Essential Readings: Pakistan [Madiha Tahrir's reading list for a counter-narrative of Pakistan] Essential Readings: Pakistan [Madiha Tahrir's reading list for a counter-narrative of Pakistan]
Tribes of Libya as the Third Front: Myths and Realities of Non-State Actors in the Long Battle for Misrata [A cogent exploration of how the concept of Tribes of Libya as the Third Front: Myths and Realities of Non-State Actors in the Long Battle for Misrata [A cogent exploration of how the concept of "tribe" is deployed by both the international community and the Qaddafi regime to advance their own framing of developments.]
English Translation of Interview with Hossam El-Hamalawy on the Role of Labor/Unions in the Egyptian Revolution [Interview with Hamalawy explores role of workers in the Egyptian revolution] English Translation of Interview with Hossam El-Hamalawy on the Role of Labor/Unions in the Egyptian Revolution [Interview with Hamalawy explores role of workers in the Egyptian revolution]
Yemen's Turn: An Overview [This article offers a succinct background to the current stand-off between Saleh's regime and the various components of Yemen's current opposition.] Yemen's Turn: An Overview [This article offers a succinct background to the current stand-off between Saleh's regime and the various components of Yemen's current opposition.]
Jordan's New Opposition and the Traps of Identity and Ambiguity [This article highlights the internal limitations of the existing reform movement in Jordan.] Jordan's New Opposition and the Traps of Identity and Ambiguity [This article highlights the internal limitations of the existing reform movement in Jordan.]
What Is Political Sectarianism? [This article tackles the hegemonic lens through which the Lebanese nation state and its citizenry are studied; political sectarianism.] What Is Political Sectarianism? [This article tackles the hegemonic lens through which the Lebanese nation state and its citizenry are studied; political sectarianism.]
When Petro-Dictators Unite: The Bahraini Opposition's Struggle for Survival [In discussing how the Bahraini opposition movement was crushed, this post tackles the extent of violent, repressive tactics that petro-states are willing to adopt in order to maintain their authoritarian rule.] When Petro-Dictators Unite: The Bahraini Opposition's Struggle for Survival [In discussing how the Bahraini opposition movement was crushed, this post tackles the extent of violent, repressive tactics that petro-states are willing to adopt in order to maintain their authoritarian rule.]
Essential Viewing: Five Tunisian Films from a Postrevolutionary Perspective [Nouri Gana's five must-see films from Tunisia] Essential Viewing: Five Tunisian Films from a Postrevolutionary Perspective [Nouri Gana's five must-see films from Tunisia]
Between Ignorance And Fraudulence: The Yes Vote Campaign In Egypt [Waked discusses some alarming trends in the lead-up to Egypt’s constitutional referendum] Between Ignorance And Fraudulence: The Yes Vote Campaign In Egypt [Waked discusses some alarming trends in the lead-up to Egypt’s constitutional referendum]
Two Films for the Syrian Unraveling [A review of Omar Amiralay's Two Films for the Syrian Unraveling [A review of Omar Amiralay's "A Flood in Baath Country" and Jean Marie Offenbacher's "Tea on the Axis of Evil"]
Of Predators and Radicals: King's Hearings and the Political Economy of Criminalization [This analysis grounds the dynamics of Islamaphobia and anti-Arab racism within a domestic political economy of decreased social welfare spending and increased security spending in the public sector.] Of Predators and Radicals: King's Hearings and the Political Economy of Criminalization [This analysis grounds the dynamics of Islamaphobia and anti-Arab racism within a domestic political economy of decreased social welfare spending and increased security spending in the public sector.]
Essential Readings: Counterinsurgency [Laleh Khalili's must-read books on counterinsurgency] Essential Readings: Counterinsurgency [Laleh Khalili's must-read books on counterinsurgency]
A Legal Guide to Being a Lebanese Woman (Part One) [This article explains the ways in which Lebanese citizens are legally constituted through the main axis of bio-sex.] A Legal Guide to Being a Lebanese Woman (Part One) [This article explains the ways in which Lebanese citizens are legally constituted through the main axis of bio-sex.]
At the Table: Sharif Waked's Khumus [Review of the artist Sharif Waked's installation At the Table: Sharif Waked's Khumus [Review of the artist Sharif Waked's installation "Khumus"]
Orientalising the Egyptian Uprising [El-Mahdi takes a critical look at mainstream narratives of the Egyptian uprising] Orientalising the Egyptian Uprising [El-Mahdi takes a critical look at mainstream narratives of the Egyptian uprising]
More Than a Stain [A reflection on the long history of violence inherent in Zionism in the wake of the Mavi Marmara massacre] More Than a Stain [A reflection on the long history of violence inherent in Zionism in the wake of the Mavi Marmara massacre]
Saudi Arabia's Week of Shame [This post examines the sectarian discourse that the Saudi regime has resorted to in order to quell protests within its borders as well as in Bahrain] Saudi Arabia's Week of Shame [This post examines the sectarian discourse that the Saudi regime has resorted to in order to quell protests within its borders as well as in Bahrain]
French Wildflowers and Algerian Gangsters: Humanism and Violence at the Movies [Review of French Wildflowers and Algerian Gangsters: Humanism and Violence at the Movies [Review of "Outside the Law" and "Of Gods and Men"]

Arab Uprisings Selections

The Revolution Against Neoliberalism The Revolution Against Neoliberalism
Fear of Arrest Fear of Arrest
Egypt's ‘Orderly Transition’? International Aid and the Rush to Structural Adjustment Egypt's ‘Orderly Transition’? International Aid and the Rush to Structural Adjustment
Singing for the Revolution Singing for the Revolution
The Poetry of Revolt The Poetry of Revolt
Egypt on the Brink: The Arab World at a Tipping Point? Egypt on the Brink: The Arab World at a Tipping Point?
The Tunisian Revolution: Initial Reflections [Part 1] The Tunisian Revolution: Initial Reflections [Part 1]
Reflections on Egypt after March 19 Reflections on Egypt after March 19
Paradoxes of Arab Refo-lutions Paradoxes of Arab Refo-lutions
The Opposite of Silence The Opposite of Silence
"V for Vendetta": The Other Face of Egypt's Youth Movement
The Newly Formed National Governing Council: Will it Govern in a New Way? The Newly Formed National Governing Council: Will it Govern in a New Way?
Between Ignorance And Fraudulence: The Yes Vote Campaign In Egypt Between Ignorance And Fraudulence: The Yes Vote Campaign In Egypt
The Arab Revolts: Ten Tentative Observations The Arab Revolts: Ten Tentative Observations
Egypt: A Multi-Generational Revolt Egypt: A Multi-Generational Revolt
English Translation of Interview with Hossam El-Hamalawy on the Role of Labor/Unions in the Egyptian Revolution English Translation of Interview with Hossam El-Hamalawy on the Role of Labor/Unions in the Egyptian Revolution