The Majalla: In your opinion, how has Algeria’s experience of the Arab Spring been different from others in the …
In this interview with The Majalla, Professor Gregory Gause considers the impact of recent regional developments on security concerns in the Gulf. He suggests that governments would be well advised to refrain from the use of force, or run the risk of further instability. Ultimately, especially within the GCC, political relationships have been strengthened in a bid to maintain the status quo.
Hamdeen Sabahi is a prominent figure on the political scene. He gained wide popularity as a staunch opponent to Egypt’s previous regimes, which often found him embroiled in serious political confrontations that led to his arrest under former presidents Anwar Sadat and Hosni Mubarak. He is now running for president of Egypt. Read this interview with “The Majalla” to see what he has to say.
In an interview with The Majalla, Rachid Al-Ghannouchi shows why he and Al-Nahda are in many circles considered the most likely potential success story of political Islam, following the recent uprisings in the Arab world. Considered to be discernibly moderate, Ghannouchi espouses a pluralist approach to government in which faith and Islam can play an important role. Indeed, he sees Al-Nahda as having a vital part to play in this period of transition for his country.
Professor Nasser David Khalili is not just any art collector. The Jewish-born Iranian, who began his career while studying at Queens College in New York, now has the largest and most extensive private Islamic art collection in the world. As someone deeply concerned with intercultural and interfaith understanding, Professor Khalili approaches his collections as not only works of art, but also paths to promote positive dialogue between people of different faiths and cultures. In this interview, Professor Khalili speaks to The Majalla about art, spirituality, dialogue and history.
The explosive mix of globalization, large youth populations, and weak economies has created an atmosphere ripe for change. In this interview with The Majalla, the visionary writer and liberal thinker shares his views on the growing culture of arms and resistance in the Arab world, the problem of sectarianism and his take on the future of the Arab nation-state.