Category Archives: Tunisia

Orientalism. Putting Lipstick on a camel

Genious article from one of my favourite homepages FreeArabs Zouhair Mazouz, Assistant editor of FreeArabs, tackles the issue of continued orientalism, Western patronization, low expectations towards Middle Eastern democracies  and the lack of support for Middle Eastern countries to even … Continue reading

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‘Hope’: a new fund to promote women’s rights in the Arab Spring countries (and happy International Women’s Day)

Repost from From Poverty to Power: Three years ago, weeks before the centenary of International Women’s Day,  I remember sitting in my living room in Manchester, watching on TV with hope and astonishment the brave women and men who were … Continue reading

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Mona Eltahawy – Do Arab men hate women?

Mona Eltahawy’s article in Foreign Policy Magazine from 2012 ‘Why do they hate us?’ has been extremely controversial, especially considering the us vs. them binary of women vs. men which excludes men from wanting equality for women. Two days ago the … Continue reading

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Spui 25: The Arab Winter

Under the title “Arab Winter: EU responses to the latest developments in Syria” presented the academic center of the University of Amsterdam Spui 25 a symposium with Luis Simón, Maciej Golubiewski, Adrianus Koetsenruijter, Polly Pallister-Wilkins and Michael Wintle on Wednesday, … Continue reading

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Nicht die Islamisten, sondern die Säkularen sind das Problem

Von IFAIR – Young Initiative on Foreign Affairs and International Relations Ist der Islamismus wirklich das größte Problem für eine freiheitliche und demokratische Entwicklung der arabischen Transformationsstaaten? Oder ist die Stärke der Islamisten nicht vielmehr ein Symptom für ein tiefer … Continue reading

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