مقدمة: لا يغيب عن أي باحث في هذه المعمورة - لدى حديثه عن النظام الرأسمالي العالمي وعلائقه المركبة مع السلطة والإمبريالية وفكرة المركز < Read More »
انتقلت عدوى النقاشات الحادة التي تشهدها وسائل الإعلام الأميركية ووسائل التواصل الاجتماعي حول الحرب الإسرائيلية على غزة، إلى أروقة الجامعات الأميركية، مع إعلان إدارة جامعة ألينوي توقيف تعيين البروفيسور الأميركي من أصول فلسطينية، ستيفن سلايطة، في قسم الدراسات الأميركية للسكان الأصليين (الهنود الحمر). وكانت الجامعة ... Read More »
The following letter was sent on 10 August 2014 by UCLA Distinguished Professor of History Robin D. G. Kelley to Phyllis Wise, Chancellor of the University of Illinois – Urbana/Champaign.
Dear Chancellor Wise,
Please do not ignore or delete this letter, or have your administrative assistant file it away. I ... Read More »
[The following letter was issued by the Committee on Academic Freedom of the Middle East Studies Association (MESA) on 11 August 2014.]
Dr. Phyllis M. Wise
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
via email: email@example.com
Dear Chancellor Wise:
I am writing on behalf of the Committee on ... Read More »
Kenya is in a bad place. Violent attacks from Al-Shabaab, an Islamist group out of Somalia and an Al Qaeda affiliate, and smaller violent attacks and conflicts involving known and unknown sources in rural and urban settings, as well as a rise in general street level crime, have created an insecure, anxious, and deeply ... Read More »
[The following press release was issued by the International Jewish anti-Zionist Network.]
From Tel Aviv to Toronto, Los Angeles to London, Chicago to San Francisco, Jews Say No to Israeli Genocide
We call on Jews all over the world to follow the call from Haider Eid, political activist and commentator, to ... Read More »
Mohammad Ali Kadivar, “Alliances and Perception Profiles in the Iranian Reform Movement, 1997 to 2005.” American Sociological Review 78 (December 2013).
Jadaliyya (J): What made you write this article?
Mohammad Ali Kadivar (MAK): I actually grew up with the Iranian Reform Movement. The beginning of the movement in ... Read More »
الى بدر شاكر السياب الذي قال "بغداد مبغى كبير"
في ليلة حالكة من عام 1938، كانت العاصمة العراقيّة معرّضة للطوفان بسبب ارتفاع منسوب المياه في نهر دجلة. في حالات كهذه، تستعين الشرطة بالمارّة من أجل حثّهم على إنقاذ مدينتهم. إلا أن شوارع المدينة كانت خالية بسبب البرد القارس وتأخر الوقت، فسارع عدنان محيي الدين، ... Read More »
Sheila Carapico, Political Aid and Arab Activism: Democracy Promotion, Justice, and Representation. Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 2013.
Jadaliyya (J): What made you write this book?
Sheila Carapico (SC): After the Cold War, European and American professional democracy brokers flocked to ... Read More »
In this interview with ABC Radio (Australia), Jadaliyya Co-Editor Mouin Rabbani explains the background and examines the prospects of the April 2014 Palestinian reconciliation agreement. Rabbani answers questions about the formation of a new Palestinian government, its political program, and economic ... Read More »
كما أن هناك رد فعل لكل فعل، هناك ثورة مضادة لكل ثورة. الثورة المضادة ظاهرة طبيعية، كما هو رد الفعل التالي على الثورة المضادة. ولا تنتصر إحداهما على الأخرى إلا إذا كان رد الفعل أفعل من الفعل الأول. وهذا لا يتم الا إذا أضاف طرف من الطرفين إلى ردّ فعله فهماً أعمق لطبيعة عدوّه. وهنا فقط، من خلال الفهم الأعمق، ... Read More »
Tunisia’s National Constituent Assembly (NCA) session held on 26 January 2014 did not put an end to disagreements among its members. However, it did represent the culmination of the work done by members. These members were elected by people on 23 October 2011 to draft the provisions of the Constitution of the Tunisian ... Read More »
Shlomi Eldar, Lehakir et Hamas [“To Know Hamas"]. Jerusalem: Keter, 2012.
The latest book by veteran Israeli journalist Shlomi Eldar, Lehakir et Hamas [“To Know Hamas], is a must-read for anyone interested in Hamas and the trajectory of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict since the beginning of the second intifada ... Read More »
On 24 February 2014, a Lebanese court ruled in favor of Judge Randa Yaqzan in her case against al-Akhbar newspaper and journalist Mohamed Nazzal. Following the ruling, the convicted media outlet (al-Akhbar) criticized the court, going as far as questioning the legitimacy of the court’s right to examine other cases ... Read More »
"الخطر" القادم من حمدين صباحي
مهما كانت نسبة الأصوات التي سيحصل عليها حمدين صباحي في الانتخابات الرئاسية في مصر، فإنه سيشكل "خطراً" على النظام القائم ما بعد الانتخابات، ذلك أنه مرشح لقيادة المعارضة المفتتة حالياً، والتي تفتقر إلى قيادة موحدة. هذا إذا لم يكن هناك مسعى لتدارك هذه الإمكانية من ... Read More »
[The following is a press release issued by the DePaul University chapter of Students for Justice in Palestine on 24 May 2014.]
CHICAGO – Following two months of campaigning at DePaul University, student coalition DePaul Divest declares victory in a campaign to divest from corporations that profit off of human ... Read More »
[The following press release was issued on 21 May 2014 by Students for Justice in Palestine at the University of California Los Angeles in response to a recent no conflict of interest verdic by the UCLA Student Judicial Board.]
Students for Justice in Palestine views today’s ... Read More »
Liberal-conservatism was the dominant intellectual discourse in Turkey for more than three decades. The 1980s was its moment of departure. It suffered a hiatus under the shadow of the Kurdish war in the 1990s, but militaristic brutality also increased its sympathizers. The 2000s was its golden age. Its triumphalism ... Read More »
[The following briefing was published by Reporters Without Borders on 26 March 2014]
Reporters Without Borders is extremely concerned about the growing hostility that the Iraqi authorities are displaying towards critical journalists.
One of latest violations of freedom of information is a warrant for the arrest of ... Read More »
After weeks of tension and uncertainty, there was an almost carnival atmosphere at polling stations in Istanbul on 30 March—at least during the daytime. The sun shone from a crisp, blue sky, and there was a sense among government supporters and detractors alike that Turkey’s long spiral into political crisis since the ... Read More »
When Gezi protesters occupied the park last summer and took their frustration with the government to the streets, Prime Minister Erdoğan told them to “be patient and face off at the ballot box.” It was exactly Erdoğan’s reductive framing of democracy, which limits political legitimacy to elections and takes an ... Read More »
عالجنا، في المقال السابق، مشكلة انحسار النقد الثوري، وشرعية النقد، والمحددات التي ينبغي تأبطها عند دخول الحيز النقدي، وعطفْنا على ذلك بكشف وفحص نقدين شائعين ومناوئين لمنطق الثورة الذي نعتقده. ونروم، في هذا المقال، نقد تصورين ظهرا لنا أثناء محاولاتنا تحليل الحِراك الثوري الممتد، منذ لحظة الميلاد في آخر يناير وحتى الوقت ... Read More »
In a Democracy Now! global broadcast exclusive, we spend the hour with one of Egypt’s most prominent dissidents, Alaa Abd El-Fattah, speaking in his first extended interview after nearly four months behind bars. An open Internet and political activist, Fattah has been at the forefront of the struggle for change in ... Read More »
On this edition of "Media on the Margins," Malihe speaks with Istanbul-based freelance journalist Alexander Christie-Miller shortly after Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan's ban on Twitter went into effect and before the country's elections.
On 20 March, during a campaign rally ten days before the local ... Read More »
On 5 March 2014, the Middle East Studies Center at the American University in Cairo hosted political scientist Timothy Kaldas for a lecture titled “Countering the Counter-Revolution.” Kaldas is a professor at Egypt’s Nile University whose work can be found on Mada Masr and other media outlets.
Following the ouster of ... Read More »
All Politics Is Local: Mustafa Sarıgül and the CHP (Part Three)
[Part one of this article can be found here; part two can be found here.]
Even before the campaign had started, there had been whispers that Sarıgül would make a better CHP General President than Deniz Baykal. At the time, he had dismissed such ... Read More »
All Politics Is Local: Mustafa Sarıgül and the CHP (Part Two)
[Part one of this article can be found here.]
By 1987, Turkish politics was returning to its old patterns. Though the new constitution remained in effect and General Evren still presided over the state as president, the five-year ban from politics for ... Read More »
All Politics Is Local: Mustafa Sarıgül and the CHP (Part One)
[People ask,] “Why are you always beating up on Sarıgül?” Let’s start the matter from here. I ask you: in this country has there ever been a party like the Republican People’s Party, which—without having done a bit of work—turns to the left for its votes? ... Read More »
Is international law part of the solution in the Palestinian quest for self-determination and human rights – or part of the problem as a number of voices now argue? Al-Shabaka Policy Advisor Noura Erakat provides insights into the positions of those who argue the law is the problem and then discusses the ways in which ... Read More »
[The following statement was issued by Students for Justice in Palestine of Columbia University on 11 March 2014]
On March 10th, Columbia Students for Justice in Palestine hung a banner on Barnard Hall. The banner was placed after members of CSJP went through the required bureaucratic channels and processes in ... Read More »