[The following video was released by Human Rights Watch on 7 April 2014] Read More »
On 9 May 2013 I was stabbed in front of the US Embassy in Cairo. My attacker was a young college-educated Egyptian man who had come from his village that day to kill an American in “revenge over U.S. policies in the Middle East.” At the time, I was living in Egypt and conducting research as part of my ... Read More »
[The following report was published by the Bahrain Center for Human Rights 13 March 2014]
The Terrorism Law in Bahrain: A Tool to Silence Dissidents
In 2011, the grassroots movement that started in Bahrain demanding democracy, rights and freedoms was met with large scale brute violence by the ... Read More »
Institut français du Proche-Orient
المعهد الفرنسي للشرق الأدنى
Department of Contemporary Studies Conference Series: "Lebanon, what State for what Citizenship(s)?"
“Lebanese Lawyers and the State: Dispute, Collusion, Cooperation?”
Thursday, April 3, 2014, 6 – 8 pm
Institut Francais ... Read More »
Photos and text by Rob Stothard. Interviews by Rob Stothard and Max Strasser.
Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula, sandwiched between two old foes, is a territory of vital importance. Bordered by the Suez Canal to the west and Israel and the Gaza Strip to the east, North Sinai is home to a thriving smuggling trade and several ... Read More »
[The following report was published by Human Rights Watch on 20 February 2014]
A Wedding That Became a Funeral: US Drone Attack on Marriage Procession in Yemen
On December 12, 2013, a United States aerial drone launched four Hellfire missiles on a convoy of 11 cars and pickup trucks during a ... Read More »
[The following briefing was published by the International Crisis Group on 28 November 2013]
Jihadism and Contraband on Tunisia's Borders
Executive Summary and Recommendations
Tunisia is embroiled in recurrent political crises whose origins in security concerns are ever more evident. While still of ... Read More »
بعد خمسةٍ أيام من كل أسبوع، أقضيها مضطراً خارج المنزل، يتفاقم فيها خوف من قتل على الهويّة، أو موت بسيارة مفخخة، أو حفلة اطلاقات نارية هوجاء، أرجع إلى أُمي التي تستقبلني وكأني عائد للتو من جبهات القتال. تشم ملابسي بحثاً عن رائحة البارود، وتتفقد ملامحي لتطمأن على أن سحنتي لم يطلها جنون العاصمة الذي ينشر الرعب في ... Read More »
I grew up in the neighborhood of Bir al-‘Abed. As pictures emerged of Malak Zahwi and Ali Khadra (two of the now five people killed when a car bomb went off in the neighborhood on Thursday 2 January 2014), I noticed how some people appeared amazed to see these "civilians" dead in Dahiyeh.
It made me realize ... Read More »
[The following press release was issued by the Council of the Alkarama Foundation on 24 December 2014.]
The Council of the Alkarama Foundation met yesterday following the announcement by the US Department of Treasury of its decision to qualify Dr Abd al-Rahman Omair Alnaimi, president of the Council as a ... Read More »
حبيبي، كنا سنقتل في انفجار اليوم في بيروت لو رضيت أن تستيقظ باكراً وتتنزه معي في وسط المدينة إذ نتوجه نحو مقهى جديد اكتشفته مؤخراً في شرق المدينة وانتظرت بفارغ الصبر أن أريك إياه.
حبيبي، لو متنا سوية لكانوا اعتبرونا شهداء الحب. أو ربما لن يعرف أحد الحقيقة، وهي أني جررتك من نومك الى الموت. لن يعرفوا حتى أسماءنا، ... Read More »
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Since the beginning of the twenty-first century, West Africa has become a pivotal platform and crossroads for terrorism, drug and human trafficking, crime and insurgency. However, in analyzing drug trafficking in the Sahel, it is paramount to also look at the role and geographical location of Morocco, where Moroccan ... Read More »
Two high-profile cases being prosecuted in the military commissions at Guatanamo raise exceptionally challenging problems for the US government as well as the civilian and military lawyers defending the suspects. One case involves five people, including Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, who are accused of responsibility for the ... Read More »
Captain Phillips. Directed by Paul Greenglass. USA, 2013.
Appearing in US theaters in mid-October, Captain Phillips, starring Tom Hanks and directed by Paul Greenglass, has been a smash at box offices, grossing nearly one hundred million dollars in its first several weeks. Greengrass’ cinematic style is perhaps best ... Read More »
[This is a monthly archive of pieces written by Jadaliyya contributors and editors on the Occupations, Interventions,and Law (O.I.L.) Page. It also includes material published on other platforms that editors deemed pertinent to post as they provide diverse depictions of O.I.L.-related topics. The pieces reflect the ... Read More »
Şerê giran*—Türkiye Cumhuriyeti cezaevlerinde bir Kürt tutsak olmak
22 Ekim 2013
Saat 12.30: KCK Yürütme Konseyi Eşbaşkanı Cemil Bayık, Türkiye Cumhuriyeti ile Kürt siyasal hareketi arasında 10 aydır yürütülmekte olan müzakere sürecinin sonuna gelindiğini açıkladı.
Saat 12.48: PKK lideri Abdullah Öcalan ile görüşen ... Read More »
[The following report was issued by Alkarama. It is based on field investigations carried out by Alkarama representative in Sanaa throughout 2012 and 2013, which were aimed at gathering witness accounts and victim testimonies about US drone strikes in Yemen. Interviews were also held with government officials and ... Read More »
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In 2004, the British government brokered the transfer of militants of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG) from their “undisclosed locations” in the War on Terror to the Qaddafi regime. “This was the least we could do for you and for Libya to demonstrate the remarkable relationship we have built over the years,” ... Read More »
Ronald Reagan was the first American president to put “terrorism” at the heart of his foreign policy discourse. During his first term, Reagan did so mostly in reference to conflicts in Central America. In El Salvador, his administration presented US military aid as necessary to help the Salvadoran armed forces fight ... Read More »
In August 1953, the U.S. and British governments overthrew the popular government of prime minister Mohammad Mossadegh and paved the way for the autocratic rule of Mohamad Reza Shah Pahlavi.
In his latest book, The Coup: 1953, the CIA, and the Roots of Modern U.S.-Iranian Relations, Distinguished Professor of Iranian ... Read More »
Bu Ulvi Mücadelemizde: Mısır'dan sonra, Türkiye ve Terör üzerine
Başbakan Erdoğan’ın Türkiye’deki hükümeti ile Mısır’daki General Sisi hükümetinin arasındaki ortak nokta ne? Cevap “hiçbir şey” olamaz—en azından, on yıllık uzun görev süresi boyunca Erdoğan iktidarının yasal, liberal ve ölümcül gücüne karşı durma ... Read More »
What does Prime Minister Erdoğan’s government in Turkey have in common with General Sisi’s in Egypt? “Nothing” cannot be the answer—at least not for those who have dared to confront the legal, liberal, and lethal force of Erdoğan’s rule during a long decade of tenure.
This is why on 17 August 2013, when he described ... Read More »
There is no doubt that the toppling of President Mohamed Morsi on 3 July 2013 was a watershed event in Egyptian history. On the one hand, it demonstrated the continued possibility of mass collective action seeking political change through contentious rather than formal political channels. On the other hand, wittingly ... Read More »
[The following report and video were issued by Human Rights Watch (HRW) on 19 August 2013.]
Egypt: Security Forces Used Excessive Lethal Force
Worst Mass Unlawful Killings in Country’s Modern History
(New York) – Egyptian security forces’ rapid and massive use of lethal force to disperse sit-ins on August 14, 2013 ... Read More »
[The following press release was issued by the below listed signatories via the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) on 15 August 2013.]
Press Release: Non-Peaceful Assembly Does Not Justify Collective Punishment - Rights Groups Condemn Lethal Violence Against Those in Sit-in and Terrorist Acts ... Read More »
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[This article was originally written by Lisa Hajjar and published by Jadaliyya in English. It was translated into Spanish by Sinfo Fernández and published by Rebelión.]
Actualización sobre la guerra con aviones no tripulados: El arte de ganar enemigos
El 1 de agosto de ... Read More »
On 1 August 2013, US Secretary of State John Kerry made an announcement in Islamabad, where he had gone to resuscitate bilateral US-Pakistani strategic negotiations. At a press conference, he said that the United States was committed to end drone strikes in Pakistan in the near future. “I think [President Obama] has a ... Read More »