THE VIEW FROM FEZ: Her photography has captured the imagination of people around the Arab world and beyond. She discusses her project.
JAMES M. DORSEY: Held up as a model of a modern Islamic state Turkey faces some formidable difficulties
NEWS FROM SYRIA: It’s time that Syrians properly addressed the issue of sectarianism instead of pushing it to one side.
DANIEL M. VARISCO: What is it about us a species that we seem to be in a state of perpetual conflict?
JUAN COLE: It’s well worth looking at previous situations where major powers tried to use economics to bring Iran to heel.
SADIA ASHRAF, CGNEWS: What impact have the group of Arab comedians who emerged post 9/11 really had?
JUAN COLE: There’ll be some missing faces at the upcoming meeting in Baghdad but regional divisions are sharpening.
DANIEL M. VARISCO: Nature abhors a vacuum and so does hatred. It needs to be fed and encouraged.
JUAN COLE: Not that you’d know from watching American TV news but there have been important developments in the Arab world recently
ANNIE ROBBINS, MONDOWEISS: The Israelis are playing down the consequences of an attack. American ‘top brass’ aren’t buying it.
ROB L. WAGNER: They played a leading role in the early stages of the Arab Spring. But have women seen concrete benefits yet?
CROSSROADS ARABIA: ‘Where are the Americans?’ is a question that’s being asked in Syria at the moment.
JAMES M. DORSEY: The $744,000 pitch outside a $39 million penitentiary-style building is intended to reward the most cooperative of the 120,171 inmates.
LISA SCHIRCH, KARIM MERCHANT, CGNEWS: There seem to be an ongoing litany of serious mistakes by the U.S in Afghanistan
RAMZY BAROUD: Hamas might be reinventing itself, or it may simply be trying to weather the storm. Either way, it is quickly leaving its traditional home.
DAVID ROBERTS: if Qatar’s role is tempered by lack of Saudi support, the region will be without a state willing to push the boundaries of regional politics.
JUAN COLE: The last crackpot Neocon plan cost America $1 trillion and nearly 5,000 soldier’s lives. The latest one is meeting resistance.
HAJAR ABDUL RAHIM, SUHAIBWEBB: My parents fled Syria to avoid jail, torture and possible death. I have begun to appreciate truly the price they paid.
DAVID ROBERTS: Until these groups can come together bitter arguments, recriminations and stalled political and economic sectors will typify Kuwait.