JAMES M. DORSEY:
M. LYNX-QUALEY: Egypt’s new culture minister has been spelling out what fits the ruling party’s view of where arts and culture fit within society in a series of interviews
PHILIP WEISS: The widely floated possibility of Chuck Hagel’s nomination as Defence Secretary looks a reality. Who will fight against it?
RICHARD SILVERSTEIN: The words were predictably fiery and pugnacious but Meshal’s visit points to a new direction for Palestine.
JESSICA ABRAHAMS, CGNEWS: Frank and open dialogue was the name of the game at a recent inter-faith event in the UK.
JAMES M. DORSEY: Sharp sectarian divides between Sunni and Shiite Muslims in the Middle East constitutes the Achilles heel for Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Jordan.
M. LYNX-QUALEY: Thanks goodness we no longer have the embarrassment of the Olympics ‘Art Competitions’ but the UK’s Guardian newspaper did some nice work.
ILENE COHEN, MONDOWEISS: Goodbye ‘Two State Solution’, Goodbye ‘Right of Return’, Goodbye Palestine. Dani Dayan spells out the real vision
RAMZY BAROUD: The humanitarian crisis in Yemen is largely rooted in the fact that the country is an open field of competing interests…
M. LYNX-QUALEY: The editors surely anticipated – and welcomed – the storm that has erupted around publication of their collection
THE VIEW FROM FEZ: Her photography has captured the imagination of people around the Arab world and beyond. She discusses her project.
MARWA HELAL, CGNEWS: A collection of stories about Muslim women’s love lives has struck a global chord.
JUAN COLE: The Israeli government deliberately does not give Palestinians building permits [for solar energy], because it wants them to emigrate.
ROB L. WAGNER: The Abu Dhabi authorities surprisingly announced the resurrection of their three-museum project. Who’s it for, though?
JAMES M. DORSEY: Growing sentiment that the brawl in which 74 people were killed was provoked is putting wind in the sails of militant soccer fan groups.
M.LYNX-QUALEY: Dina Adel asserts that all this means art in Egypt (and perhaps beyond) is undergoing a renaissance, another Nahda…
NEWS ANALYSIS: Now Libya has been taken care of momentum appears to be growing particularly in the United States for an attack on Iran’s nuclear programme.
LUCY EMMERSON: There has been much debate about how we should characterise the Norwegian mass-killer Anders Breivik. Were he Muslim there would have been no debate.