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Why All This Hatred?

Beirut—We are queuing at Starbucks. Documentary filmmaker Elyas Salameh asks me what I’d like and I ask him the same. …

Against All Odds

Every Saturday, a group of women in Salamia, a city in western Syria, meet to discuss the events of the …

The Legitimacy Excuse

After the unprecedented number of protesters that turned out to call for Mursi’s ouster on Sunday, June 30, and the …

Violent Tremors

Posters have been springing up around Cairo for weeks now, advertising the planned mass demonstrations against President Mursi on June …

Renewed Violence in Iraq

Since the departure of American forces in December, political tensions in Iraq have been high. The government of Nouri Al-Maliki …

The Future of the Marjayia

The current form of religious leadership over the Shi’ite community, marjayia, was founded in the 1830s when Mohammed Hassan Najafi …