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Loud and Unclear

The contending Lebanese factions have taken their fight from the streets of Beirut and Tripoli to those of Damascus and …

Surviving the Ides of March

More good news than normal has come out of Libya these past two weeks. On April 10, the General National …

War of Others

Lebanese publisher and lawmaker Gebran Tueni, assassinated seven years ago this week, was famous for his description of Lebanon’s fifteen-year …

Britain in Palestine

The exhibition ‘Britain in Palestine’ is currently showing at the Brunei Gallery at SOAS until 1 December. It offers a …

Assad Survives?

As Syria faces its eighteen month of ongoing conflict, neither the opposition nor the ruling regime appears to be gaining …

Semdinli Fighting

Half way up the main staircase in the governor’s office in Hakkari, there is a poster—probably left over from the …

Reading Syria

1. Malik Mufti, Sovereign Creations: Pan-Arabism and Political Order in Syria and Iraq (Cornell University Press, 1996) Mufti provides one …