Ten years on from Syria's revolution, it's high time Europeans grasped that Syrians' struggle is also their own, and that Europe's future cannot be roped off from the Middle East's, argues Prof. Joachim C. Häberlen.
Declarations of the Syrian revolution’s “failure” overlook the profound ways in which the past ten years have positively transformed and empowered Syrians, argues Noor Ghazal Aswad.
In a talk co-organized by the assassinated activist Lokman Slim, former Syrian political prisoner Yassin al-Haj Saleh argues that “the politics of prison” are central to understanding the “politicide” of the Syrian people at the Assad regime’s hands.
On the tenth anniversary of the Arab revolutions, Ahmad Shokr draws a parallel timeline between Karl Marx's The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Napoleon and the recent Egyptian takes on the 2011 revolution.
On the tenth anniversary of the Arab revolutions, Wendy Pearlman discusses narrative identity theory as an ongoing act of meaning-making and self-definition, deeming the emerging subjectivities a consequential legacy of the Arab revolutions.
On the tenth anniversary of the Arab revolutions, Elham Eidarous outlines the new energy and transformations in the post-revolutionary Egyptian landscape, analyzing the diverse interests, positions, and inclinations of the newly-founded parties.
Lebanon awoke Thursday to the gruesome news that Lokman Slim, an outspoken Hezbollah critic and pillar of civil society, had been assassinated in his car.
On the tenth anniversary of the Arab revolutions, Nayla Mansour reflects on the entanglement of history and language, the need at times to "unlearn," and revolutionary potential as rooted only in the here and now.
On the tenth anniversary of the Egyptian revolution, Lina Attalah reflects on the moment alongside the writings of Walter Benjamin, concluding that we must not look "at the past as an eternal image but as an ongoing set of experiences."
The “crisis of Islam” lies not only in the violent extremist minority, but in a more widespread rejection by mainstream Muslims of the principles of equality, tolerance, and free expression, argues Abdul-Wahab Kayyali in response to Farouk Mardam Bey, Ziad Majed, and Yassin al-Haj Saleh.
President Macron isn't wrong to say Islam is in "crisis," but the crisis cannot be separated from the tyranny and violence inflicted on Syria, Iraq, and elsewhere in recent years, argue Farouk Mardam Bey, Ziad Majed, and Yassin al-Haj Saleh.