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“Til Sect Do You Part?” On Sectarianism and Intermarriage in Lebanon

In August 2017, a Christian man and a Muslim woman (Boutros and Marwa) made headlines when they married in Lebanon. Why? One might assume that the interreligious nature of the couple prompted this media attention. However, that was far ...

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آخر أيّام المدينة - الجزء الاول

"آخر أيّام المدينة" أو "الحضارة في آخر أيامها" كما قال "آخر الرجال المحترمين" بدأ حضور "المدينة" في السينما المصريّة يأخذ شكلًا مميزًا خلال السبعينيات كنتيجة للفترة الساداتيّة التي وُعدت ووعَدت ...

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Game of Mustaches: A Song of Mustache and Technocracy

It was the second unexpected sacking of an Algerian prime minister in less than three months. After Abdelmalek Sellal, Abdemajid Tebboune's turn came with no going-away party. The prime ministers fell one after the other, and one wondered ...

Istanbul: A Megacity in the Light of Turkey’s Political Transformation

Jean-François Pérouse, Istanbul Planète, La Ville-Monde Du Xxie Siècle. Paris: La Découverte, 2017. This book is the result of more than twenty years of social, economic, and urban observations and investigations by a geographer[i] ...


New Texts Out Now: Bashir Saade, Hizbullah and the Politics of Remembrance: Writing Nations

Bashir Saade, Hizbullah and the Politics of Remembrance: Writing Nations. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2016. Jadaliyya (J): What made you write this book? Bashir Saade (BS): This book is based on my PhD dissertation and the research I had done at the time, from 2006 to 2011. I started after the July 2006 war, which was the trigger for an already growing interest in understanding the phenomenon of Hizbullah. I was mostly interested in questioning the way Hizbullah had been studied so far, and I was not satisfied with any of the paradigms that plagued the literature on the subject. My project was two-fold. One was to understand Hizbullah and the other which ...

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The Conflict In Syria: Past, Present, and Future - A STATUS/الوضع Interview with Nikolaos Van Dam

In this interview for STATUS/الوضع, host Mouin Rabbani discusses the evolution of the Syrian conflict and the future of the region with Dutch scholar and author of "Destroying a Nation: The Civil War in Syria", Nikolaos Van Dam. Find out more about Nikolaos van Dam, a leading specialist on Syria, and his role as Netherlands Special Envoy to the Syrian Opposition in this interview with Mouin Rabbani Mouin Rabbani is a researcher and analyst specialising in the contemporary Middle East. He has previously served as Principal Political Affairs Officer with the Office of the UN Special Envoy for Syria, Head of Middle East with Crisis Management Initiative/Martti ...

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ACAPS Report: Movement back to Syria - Scenarios

[The following report was published by ACAPS and the Mixed Migration Platform on 9 September 2017.] ACAPS and the Mixed Migration Platform have produced a new set of scenarios, outlining possible developments in Syria and neighbouring countries over the next nine months. Following scenario-building workshops, five scenarios were identified: 1. Insecurity in Syria continues; low-level movement to Syria 2. Insecurity in Syria continues; movement to Syria increases 3. Security in Syria improves; movement to Syria increase 4. Insecurity increases; movement to Syria decreases 5. Sudden mass movement back to Syria The report outlines triggers ...

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Report by Human Rights Watch on Saudi Arabia: Prominent Clerics Arrested

Saudi authorities have arrested dozens of people, including prominent clerics, in what appears to be a coordinated crackdown on dissent, Human Rights Watch said today. The campaign comes three months after Mohammad bin Salman became crown prince in June 2017. The reported arrests of Salman al-Awda, Awad al-Qarni, and more than a dozen otherssince September 10 are the latest in Saudi Arabia’s ongoing repression campaign against dissidents including peaceful activists, journalists, and writers. A prominent writer, Jamal Khashoggi, announced that his publication, al-Hayat, had banned him from writing regular opinion columns.   “These ...

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Last Week on Jadaliyya (September 11-17)

[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.] Egypt’s Power Game: Why Cairo is Boosting its Military Power قصائد مختارة للشاعر والروائي تشارلز بوكوفسكي “Til Sect Do You Part?” On Sectarianism and Intermarriage in Lebanon Political Economy Summer Institute: Call for Letters of Interest

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واقع الآثار في سوريا: مقابلة لمجلة الوضع مع مصطفى السكاف

أجرت كيتي الحايك لمجلة "الوضع" هذا الحوار مع مصطفى السكاف، عالم آثار سوري، مدير ومشارك في تأسيس مركز الآثاري السوري، مدماك . يدرس حالياً لنيل شهادة الماجستير في جامعة بروكسل الحرة (يو إل بي). في عام 2010  تخرج من قسم علم الآثار في جامعة دمشق وبدأ رسالة ماجستير في علم الآثار الإسلامية والكلاسيكية. منذ عام 2007 شارك مصطفى في عدد من البعثات الأثرية في سوريا كالبعثة "لفرنسية السورية في المدن "الميتة" لشمال سوريا (2008-2010)، وشارك في عمليات تنقيب في مواقع مختلفة في لبنان. وفي نهاية 2013 وبسبب التدمير الواسع للتراث الحضاري السوري، شارك مصطفى في تأسيس “مدماك” مركز دراسات الآثاري السوري كمركز بحث توثيقي مستقل. في عام  2014 شارك  في ...

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Political Economy Summer Institute: Call for Letters of Interest

[Photograph of 2017 researchers and instructors session. Image by Bassam Haddad]

Over the course of four days in June 2017, and in conjunction with the Arab Studies Institute and George Mason University, the Political Economy Project held its second Political Economy Summer Institute (PESI) at GMU. The summer institute brought together, for the second consecutive year, a diverse collection of scholars and graduate student fellows from around the world for a series of workshops on the foundational concerns of critical political economy, with special attention devoted to conducting research in the contemporary Middle East. The institute served not only as an overview of critical debates and fundamental concepts for student participants, but ...

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آخر أيّام المدينة - الجزء الاول

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"آخر أيّام المدينة" أو "الحضارة في آخر أيامها" كما قال "آخر الرجال المحترمين" بدأ حضور "المدينة" في السينما المصريّة يأخذ شكلًا مميزًا خلال السبعينيات كنتيجة للفترة الساداتيّة التي وُعدت ووعَدت بـ"الانفتاح" كثمن للتطبيع مع دولة الاحتلال الإسرائيلي، ومن بعدها الفترة المباركيّة على نفس النهج، مع التركيز على سياسات الدولة القُطريّة والخصخصة. فكان هذا التناول الفني ظاهرة مصاحبة للتحوّلات السياسية والاجتماعية والاقتصادية والثقافية والدينية في مصر. لعّل من أبرز تلك الأفلام التي دمجت كل أبعاد تلك الفترة –والقائمة تطول- كان فيلم "البريء" (1986) من إخراج عاطف الطيب (1947 – 1995)، بطولة الراحل –الحاضر- أحمد زكي ...

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Istanbul: A Megacity in the Light of Turkey’s Political Transformation

Jean-François Pérouse, Istanbul Planète, La Ville-Monde Du Xxie Siècle. Paris: La Découverte, 2017. This book is the result of more than twenty years of social, economic, and urban observations and investigations by a geographer[i] in Istanbul, a city Jean Baudrillard described as the “capital of the twenty-first century” (p.14). The author aims to disenchant this megacity, to understand it in all its complexity, and to go beyond its romantic and touristic perceptions by providing a reading of the city from below. The objective of the author is clear: to go off the beaten tracks and look to the everyday life of ordinary urban citizens. He also aims to explain the ...

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Egypt Media Roundup (September 11)

[Egyptian and American paratroopers conduct joint training exercises. Photo from Wikimedia Commons.]

[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.]  Political Rights UN committee calls torture in Egypt a systemic practice The UN Committee Against Torture describes abuse of human rights in Egypt as routine practice in an annual report presented to the UN General Assembly. The report revealed the results of a five-year investigation launched in 2012 following complaints submitted by ...

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Palestine Media Roundup (10 September)

[Destruction in Gaza. Photo taken by gloucester2gaza and uploaded via Wikimedia Commons]

[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on Palestine and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Palestine Page co-editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each roundup to Palestine@jadaliyya.com.] The Occupation Forces An Israeli Mayor And Police Forces Raided A Mosque In Lod During Eid Prayers The mayor of the city, Yair Revivo, was escorted into the mosque by Israeli police. The Israeli forces and the mayor then continued to physically assault the Muslim worshippers.  Israeli Occupation Forces Raided Al-Jazalun Refugee Camp And Detained At Least ...

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قصائد للشاعر الايطالي أرتورو أونوفري

[صورة للشاعر الايطالي ارتورو اونوفري]

أرتورو أونوفري Arturo Onofri 1885-1928   أرتورو أونوفري في سطور: شاعرٌ ومؤلِّفٌ إيطاليٌّ، وُلِدَ في روما في 15 أيلول/ سبتمبر 1885، وعاش فيها حتَّى وفاته في الخامس والعشرين من كانون الثَّاني/ ديسمبر 1928. ينحدرُ أونوفري من عائلةٍ برجوازيَّةٍ، وقد عاش على الدَّوام حياةً راغدةً كرَّسها لنشاطه الأدبيِّ الذي بدأه باكراً إلى جانب عمله في الصَّليب الأحمر. ويمكن القول إنَّ الهويَّة الثَّقافيَّة لأونوفري قد تشكَّلتْ عبرَ قراءاتِه هنري برجسون وويليام جيمس وتأثُّرِه بشعراء الحركتين الرَّمزيَّة والغروبيَّة وتعاليمهم. بدأ بنشر قصائده الأولى في عام 1904 في مجلَّة "الحياة الأدبيَّة"، أتبعَها بعد ثلاثة أعوامٍ بمجموعاته الشِّعريَّة الثَّلاث الأولى: ...

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Maghreb Media Roundup (September 21)

[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on the Maghreb and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Maghreb Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each roundup to maghreb@jadaliyya.com] Algeria ميناء مستغانم يعود لركوده A lack of activity returns to Mostaganem Port in northwest Algeria after directing resources to importing automobiles. قرار الحكومة الجزائرية بتوحيد الأذان يثير جدلا دينيا The ...

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Syria Media Roundup (September 20)

[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 Seven Experts to Watch on De-Escalation Zones in Syria  (August 31) Proposals to create safe zones ...

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Shanghai University Call for Papers: Orientalism, Neo-Orientalism and Post-Orientalism in African, Middle East, Latin American, Asian/Chinese Studies

                CALL FOR PAPERS:  ORIENTALISM, NEO-ORIENTALISM AND POST-ORIENTALISM IN AFRICAN, MIDDLE EAST, LATIN AMERICAN, ASIAN/CHINESE STUDIES 15th Anniversary of Memory of Edward Said (1935-2003) and 40th Anniversary of His Book (1978) MAY 17–18, 2018 CENTER FOR GLOBAL STUDIES SHANGHAI UNIVERSITY CHINA Call for Papers: Orientalism, Neo-Orientalism and Post-Orientalism in African, Middle East, Latin American, Asian/Chinese ...

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Egypt Media Roundup (September 18)

[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.]  Political Rights High commissioner for human rights: Egypt uses state of emergency to systematically restrict civil society Egypt has used the state of emergency imposed in April ...

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Palestine Media Roundup (September 17)

[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on Palestine and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Palestine Page co-editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each roundup to Palestine@jadaliyya.com.] The Occupation Forces Undercover Israeli Forces Entered Al-Jazalun Refugee Camp And Detained A Palestinian Youth The “youth” identified as Mahdi Jamal Abu Sharifa was detained during a raid on ...

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“Til Sect Do You Part?” On Sectarianism and Intermarriage in Lebanon

In August 2017, a Christian man and a Muslim woman (Boutros and Marwa) made headlines when they married in Lebanon. Why? One might assume that the interreligious nature of the couple prompted this media attention. However, that was far from the case. In my current research on Lebanese social responses to interreligious and intersectarian marriages/long-term relationships, I have had no difficulty locating people to interview. Mixed couples are more common than people often imagine, and exist to varying ...

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قصائد مختارة للشاعر والروائي تشارلز بوكوفسكي

 [ترجمة أسامة إسبر] الجيل الأخير كان من الأسهل بكثير أن تكون عبقرياً في العشرينيات، لم يكن هناك إلا ثلاث أو أربع مجلات أدبية وإذا نشرْتَ فيها أربع أو خمس مرات يمكن أن يفتح لك صالون ”جيرتي“ أبوابه وقد تحظى بلقاء مع بيكاسو لتناول كأس نبيذ أو ربما فقط مع ميرو. وإذا أرسلتَ عملك ممهوراً بختمٍ بريديٍّ من باريس ستحصل على فرص أفضل للنشر ذلك أن كثيراً من الكتاب يذيّلون مخطوطاتهم بكلمة ”باريس“ وبتاريخ. وإذا وُجِد راعٍ ستمتلك الوقت كي تؤلف وتأكل وتشرب وتقوم بنزهات في السيارة إلى إيطاليا وأحياناً ...

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Game of Mustaches: A Song of Mustache and Technocracy

It was the second unexpected sacking of an Algerian prime minister in less than three months. After Abdelmalek Sellal, Abdemajid Tebboune's turn came with no going-away party. The prime ministers fell one after the other, and one wondered who could be next to take the challenge. But, with hardly time to ask the question, he has appeared. The Man in the Iron Mustache, Ahmed Ouyahia, is back. In the black-suited trappings of a technocrat, he is round and smiling, yet still harsh. At a time of economic ...

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DARS Media Roundup (July-August 2017)

[This is a bi-monthly roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on Resistance, Subversion and Social Mobilization 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 & Comments Freedom in the Middle East: There Are Still Reasons to Be Positive, by Rayan ...

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Last Week on Jadaliyya (September 4-10)

[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.] Egypt’s Power Game: Why Cairo is Boosting its Military Power Jordan’s Long War Economy 'The King Is Good, the Political Class Is Bad': A Tired Myth وزارة الصمت الوطني: عن الارشيف المفترض لوزارة الداخلية في بلاد الواق واق Isr

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Call for Papers: Arab Studies Journal Special Issue

 Visualizing Change: Graphic Arts and Literature in the Contemporary Arab World Guest Editors: Eid Mohamed and Barkuzar Dubbati This special issue focuses on the rise of graphic literature and arts in the Arab world as a means of expression, representation, and political resistance against ideological hegemony. We are interested in scholarly works that examine the intersectionality of the literary and artistic production created before, during, and after the Arab uprisings and the ...

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The Politics of the Public Sphere and Navigating State Interactions: The Case of al-Midan Theatre

The history of Israel and the country’s founding lends itself to a complicated understanding of the public sphere. In 1948, Zionist forces expelled upwards of 750,000 Palestinians from their homes; however, fifteen percent of the Palestinians who lived on the land that would subsequently become the State of Israel remained.[1] This segment of the Palestinian population, or ’48 Palestinians, were often forced into neighboring majority Arab villages or corralled into certain neighborhoods in “mixed ...

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