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Paula Mejia

Paula Mejia

Paula Mejia is a contributing writer for The Majalla. As a freelance journalist and former consultant for the African Development Bank, her work has focused on the economic and social challenges in Africa, with a special focus on Egypt, Tunisia and Libya. She is a graduate of the London School of Economics, L’Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris (Science Po) and the University of Chicago.

Sectarian Overflow

Lebanon’s second largest city, Tripoli, has witnessed a dramatic rise in sectarian violence in recent days. Last week for instance, …

Breaking the Camel’s Back

Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad has elicited some of the strongest language from the White House this week following his claim …

Brahimi, Syria’s Next Hope?

Conditions in Syria have taken important turns in recent weeks. For one, fighting has intensified in the country’s two main …

Mission Impossible

On 2 August Kofi Annan, former Secretary General of the United Nations and the current UN-Arab League Special Envoy to …

The Chicken or the Egg

Last week, Iraq’s death toll reached 116 in a string of coordinated bomb and gun attacks against Shia Muslims. Though …

Libya’s Cursed Wealth

At the heart of the socio-economic grievances that led to Libya’s revolution was the rentier economy of the Qadhafi regime. …

Between a Rock and a Hard Place

This past weekend the US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, met with newly elected Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi and the …

After War, Elections

This Saturday marked a turning point in Libya’s modern history. After more than 40 years, the country held its first …

Hedging Bets

Saudi Arabia’s role as a leading producer of oil has put it in a position of great responsibility. Through the …