Category: Letters to the Editor
UN sounds alarm over human rights situation deterioration in Eritrea
United Nations Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights, Nada Al-Nashif, has described as “dire” the situation of human rights in Eritrea where the UN official ... Read More
Can Diplomatic Efforts Save Syria from the Abyss?
While Syria is tumbling deeper into the abyss with the participation of Lebanese Hezbollah in the fierce combats waged by the Syrian army to drive ... Read More
Did the U.S. (almost) change its policy towards Western Sahara?
The United States has for years voiced support to the settlement of the Western Sahara in the context of the United Nations and when in ... Read More
The Globalization of Education through Technology: Valid on Whose Terms?
Globalization is generally viewed as the inevitable solution to many of the world’s inequality issues, especially where access to education and educational resources are concerned. ... Read More
Catch-22: Europe’s Sovereign Debt Crisis and its Impact on the MENA Economies Revisited
The sovereign debt crisis is often being called the mother of all problems, especially those with no-win solutions (or double-win of any sort for that ... Read More
Who are the “Islamists” in the Arab Spring?
In the context of the Arab Spring, the use of the term "Islamism" is very common. The new political elites throughout the North Africa, commonly ... Read More
Egypt’s Constitutional Referendum and the Fiscal Troubles Hampering IMF Loan Negotiations
Egypt’s Central Bank proclaimed their foreign reserves reaching the “critical” levels after it had sold about 75 million USD in its first private auction to ... Read More
China –the Indispensable Game- Changer of the Post-Crisis Global Economy
The upshots of the global financial crisis are long to list. In a catchy word, they are condensed in the phrase “shift to the East”. ... Read More
Freedom of Expression in Post–Revolution Tunisia, Gains and Pitfalls
In a brief conversation with a taxi driver who was taking me from Cartage international airport to down town Medina, I noticed glimpses of optimism ... Read More
The Grey-Force: Militant Salafism and Changing Security in North Africa
It is common today to associate Salafism with radicalism, nihilist violence and failed states. In fact, Salafism is a heterogeneous religious and political tendency. Salafis ... Read More