Arab World

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Aljazeera - English home page
Website
English-language site of the Arabic news network.
The Arab Revolts Against Neoliberalism
Joya, Angela; Bond, Patrick; El-Amine, Rmai; Hanieh, Adam; Henaway, Mostafa
Article
2011
The Arab Choice
Laabi, Abdellatif
Article
1990
The Arabs are many peoples, cultures, religions, and realities. I cannot put an Arab tyrant, whoever he is, in the same category as a martyr for democracy like Mehdi Ben Barka.
Arab Women Writers' Problems and Prospects
Amireh, Amal
Article
1997
Arab critics, particularly those situated in the Arab world, are viewed with suspicion, especially when they are men writing about women. If they don't write about Arab women writers, they are chasti...
The Case Against Israel
Neumann, Michael
Book
2005
Neumann argues that Israel's policies are the cause of the conflict, and that the conflict can be ended by Israel changing its behaviour.
Chasing a Mirage: The Tragic Illusion of an Islamic State
Fatah, Tarek
Book
2008
According to Tarek Fatah, "Morality is doing what is right, regardless what we are told; Religious dogma is doing what we are told, no matter what is right." Fatah argues that since Islam's advent, th...
Defending the West: A Critique of Edward Said's Orientalism
Warraq, Ibn
Book
2008
A methodical deconstruction of Edward Said's Orientalism.
Empire, Religion and Liberation: Against The Current vol. 135
Webber, Jeffery R.
Article
2008
“At least 10 Palestinians were killed in Gaza on Sunday by Israeli fire,” today’s New York Times reports as I write this review, “bringing the number of Palestinians killed since Wednesday… to more th...
Fearsome Words? : Nationalism and the Israel-Palestine Conflict
Neumann, Michael
Article
2009
We are so bemused by the lovely vision of peoples determining themselves, we cannot see that ethnic self-determination is, in the real world, a quest for racial sovereignty, not a bid to enter some in...
For Lust of Knowing: The Orientalists and their enemies
Irwin, Robert
Book
2006
A rebuttal of Edward Said which examines who the Orientalists were, how historically they advanced their disciplines, and what their achievements have been. Irwin calls Said's book "a work of malignan...
A History of the Jews - Ancient and Modern
Halevi, Ilan
Book
1987
Starting from a political interpretation of the period when judges, kings and prophets held sway over Israel and Judah, Ilan Halevi traces the evolution of the Jewish identity through its numerous sta...
The House of Wisdom: How the Arabs Transformed Western Civilization
Lyons, Jonathan
Book
2009
Arab scholars were exploring and extending the great works of the Persian, Hindu, and Greek civilizations. There were striking advances in the sciences and mathematics, but more fundamentally, the Ara...
Libya: From Colony to Revolution
St John, Ronald Bruce
Book
2011
Provides the background to the Libyan revolution by discussing its history from colonization up through the 2011 rebellion/foreign intervention that ousted Mu'ammar al-Qadafi.
Qadhafi's Libya
Bearman, Jonathan
Book
The author follows the evolution of a backward tribal society into one of the most militant Arab states, a significant force within OPEC, and a troublesome puzzle for the superpowers. He gives a blow-...
Report from Dubai: Against The Current vol. 131
Francis, Vicky
Article
2007
Dubai — This gulf emirate is shaping up into a key tourist destination. For golf, luxury hotels and high-end shopping, it is firmly established as a key player in the Middle East region. Dubai’s geogr...
Said, Edward, Critical Notes on
Habib, Irfan
Article
2005
Edward Said was admired by the anti-imperialist left for his courageous defence of Palestinian rights. However, Irfan Habib argues that unfortunately Said's scholarly work, notably his major work 'Ori...

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Near East Cultural and Educational Foundation of Canada
NECEF is an academically oriented volunteer organization whose extensive international network of individuals and NGO's with expertise about and concern for the Arab World includes a Canadian speakers...

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League of Arab States
A regional organization of Arab states in Southwest Asia, and North and Northeast Africa. The Arab League currently has 22 members and four observers. The main goal of the league is to "draw closer the relations between member Sta...

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US military taps 'sock puppets'
Fake personas on social websites to manipulate and influence opinion
Fielding, Nick; Cobain, Ian; Rushe, Dominic
2011
A new $2.76 million dollar 'counter-terrorism' initiative to create a pro-America online presence using fake online personas is underway. These interventions will not be conducted in English or on Ame...

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