Violent events and social network structures play key roles in the transmission of both sectarian and countersectarian rhetoric on Twitter.
A new generation of grassroots activists is shifting the focus from the goal of Palestinian statehood to the pursuit of new tactics to resist the Israeli occupation.
The clash of visions over the Iraqi state’s identity, legitimacy, and ownership, long predating the U.S.-led invasion of the country in 2003, has been the root cause of political violence in postwar Arab Iraq.
While privatizing Saudi Aramco makes considerable sense over the long run, it is unlikely that a large-scale IPO will happen, either now or in the next several years.
With the war in Yemen having no clear goals, the various players in the country must invest in peace for the conflict to end.
The Egyptian president’s central role in economic policy making is unlikely to deliver on the intended goals and could exacerbate existing problems—or generate new ones.
In the military’s view, Egypt has not met the fate of Syria or Libya, and that by itself is an accomplishment worth celebrating. Politics should and must wait.
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