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Young, Muslim and French

There are no official figures for the number of angry young Muslim men from North African immigrant backgrounds living in …

The Dissident President

Moncef Marzouki’s over-sized glasses are his and his party’s trademark. Tunisia’s Congrés Pour la République (CPR) chose red spectacles to …

The Arab Storm

The Arab world is facing its most turbulent year since 1973, and there are no signs that the Spring—which became …

Fear of Contagion

Europe stands at the precipice. With a near insolvent and debt-ridden Greece presenting the very real risk of an unmanaged …

Hollywood’s Algeria

Production year: 2010 Country: Rest of the world Runtime: 138 mins Directors: Rachid Bouchareb Cast: Jamel Debbouze, Roschdy Zem, Sabrina …

Echoes of Baghdad

The fall of Tripoli, symbolically, represents a turning point for Washington, London, and Paris after six months of bombarding Qadhafi’s …

Offensive Charm

The scandal currently surrounding Dominique Strauss-Khan—or DSK, as he is commonly known—ranks amongst the most damaging in modern political history. It is easily in the same bracket as the Watergate scandal, which destroyed Richard Nixon’s presidency, and similar in tone to the philandering which spoiled Bill Clinton’s reputation. The crucial differences are in the genuinely monstrous specifics of the allegations at the center of the scandal, and the quite dull—but nonetheless weighty—ramifications upon global economics.