Tag: Revolution

The Hidden Headquarters of the Cuban Revolution

The Hidden Headquarters of the Cuban Revolution

What’s there to see in Cuba? Western tourists have flocked to Cuba since the normalization of diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba in 2015. The main interest for tourists is to explore the country that saw one...

Revolution Square One: Egypt Three Years On

Revolution Square One: Egypt Three Years On

Egyptian revolutionaries face an upward battle against the tides of the establishment. With the world watching, Egypt’s long-time intelligence chief, Omar Suleiman, announced the departure of Hosni Mubarak from his presidential throne on February 11, 2011. The epic eruption of cheers, tears,...

Egypt: The Emperor Has No Clothes

Egypt: The Emperor Has No Clothes

Egypt's army and the technocratic elites have also exposed the old face of authoritarianism. Two years ago, at the first meeting of my MPhil in Modern Middle Eastern Studies at Oxford University, the Arab Spring – the transnational domino revolution – was all over the place and on...

The Muslim Brotherhood: What Next?

The Muslim Brotherhood: What Next?

Entering negotiations is the most likely scenario for the Muslim Brotherhood. The removal of President Mohammed Morsi and the crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) has raised many questions concerning the future of the movement in Egypt, given that it had worked since the 1970s to try to...

Iran’s March to Naked Dictatorship?

Iran’s March to Naked Dictatorship?

In the next few weeks, the political trajectory of Iran for the next decade will be revealed. Trita Parsi examines the upcoming Iranian Presidential Election. The next few weeks in Iran — with the elections and the political drama around it — can prove decisive in determining whether a...

Soccer: A Focal Point of Dissent in Saudi Arabia

Soccer: A Focal Point of Dissent in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia is seeing an emergence of political dissent from soccer fans. The country may be on the verge of licensing women’s soccer clubs that currently operate in a legal nether land. Soccer, alongside minority Shiite Muslims and relatives of imprisoned government critics, is...

Paint and Suffering: A Syrian Artist’s Cry for Help

Paint and Suffering: A Syrian Artist’s Cry for Help

Syrian artist, Fadia Afashe gives a human face to the Syrian casualties we hear about daily in the news. Her exhibition in Los Angeles is a passionate plea and a deeply personal look at one of the most deadly conflicts in the world today. View the photo feature on her exhibition here. Late at...

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