The Price of Fear, the Price of Dictatorship

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By

Sami Jamil Jadallah

 

Revisiting the Arab Spring

 

I grew up when there were curfews that lasted for days, when listening to the wrong radio station could land you in jail, when a stupid, illiterate “security/mokhabarat” could haul you to jail for no reason and I remember when and actually saw “darak” policemen on horses raid villages breaking into homes mixing rice, oil, lentil and flour in the middle of the floor.

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Castro: From Liberator to Dictator

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Sami Jamil Jadallah

America, the great democracy, could never find a dictator it did not like; of course, there are always exceptions to the rules, and the exception is Fidel Castro.

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United States and Britain enable the catastrophe that has engulfed Yemen today

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Rupen Savoulian

Since March 2015, Saudi Arabia, along with its Gulf State allies, has pursued a relentless bombing campaign and siege of the nation of Yemen, in order to influence the political order in that country.

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Oman: a Peaceful Oasis in a Flaming region

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Dr. Fadi Elhusseini

In a fractious, unstable region rife with conflicts, one country appears to be unscathed. It is telling that Oman emerged not only intact from the ramifications of the Arab Spring, but also shied away from the tense polarisation that has hijacked the rest of the Middle East.

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UN envoy welcomes Yemen truce, says difficult compromises needed

Women walk on a bridge in the old quarter of Yemen's capital Sanaa

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Lou Charbonneau and William Maclean

The United Nations special envoy for Yemen welcomed the start of a tentative truce in the country’s year-old conflict on Monday and said peace talks due to start later this month would require difficult compromises for all sides.

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Notes from America: What if Arab Dictators had to find a second career!!

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Ahmed Tharwat

The Arab Spring in the last four years or so forced a few Arab dictators prematurely from their jobs, where they have a heck of a time handling their imposed retirements.

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EDUCATIONAL AND ECONOMIC POLICY IN POST ARAB SPRING NATIONS

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Anant Mishra

Many nations in the MENA (Middle East and North Africa) region have long histories of authoritarian government. In fact, Muslim countries—a category into which many states in this region fall—constituted 55% of the world’s undemocratic nations in 2005.

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