Articles tagged with: military

Political Editor: The Majalla
on : Friday, 20 Sep, 2013

Editorial: A Small Army is a Safe Army

The power of the military in Arab republics has been a curse since these countries became independent in the wake of the withdrawal of the Western colonial powers in the Middle East. Hosni Mubarak of Egypt, Ali Abdullah Saleh of Yemen, and Muammar Gadhafi of Libya—the three deposed or killed over the last two years—were all originally military men. Ben Ali of Tunisia is only a partial exception, as he was a senior officer in Tunisia’s powerful paramilitary police forces. Syria’s Basha...

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Stephen Starr
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on : Wednesday, 11 Sep, 2013

War of Words

A US-led military intervention in Syria would be inextricably founded in the alleged use of chemical weapons by Syrian government forces early on August 21. Both the White House and French government are convinced Bashar Al-Assad’s forces are responsible for the attack though the former seems unwilling to release its information into the public domain. For everyone else, there is an essential difficulty in gathering information about what took place that night. Civilians living in rebel-he...

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Tam Hussein
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on : Thursday, 1 Aug, 2013

Tunisia’s Militant Struggle

The Tunisian army is currently fighting militants on the Algerian border in the governorate of Kasserine, and some suspect that the military operation in the Chaambi Mountains ...

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Hussain Abdul-Hussain
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on : Tuesday, 23 Jul, 2013

Europe’s Half Measure

During his tenure as Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs, Jeffrey Feltman was asked whether his country supported British calls for dialogue with the “political...

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Youssef Cherif
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on : Thursday, 20 Jun, 2013

Neo-Tunisian Army

To any observer, the drastic change to Tunisia's public sphere pre and post Arab Spring, lies in the introduction of politics and uncensored speech. Another change, less documente...

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The Majalla: The Leading Arab Magazine
on : Monday, 29 Apr, 2013

Editorial: How Not to Save Egypt

It was clear from day one that President Mohamed Mursi and his government would face a daunting task at the helm of the Egyptian state. Hosni Mubarak’s civil order was mostly...

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Cade Roberts
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on : Thursday, 21 Mar, 2013

Young and Disillusioned

Bottled water shortages, daily street battles and citizen militias: this is part of the reality in which Egyptians must conduct their daily affairs, two short years after a swe...

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The Majalla: The Leading Arab Magazine
on : Saturday, 16 Feb, 2013

Editorial: The Majalla at Thirty-Three

Happy 33rd Birthday, The Majalla! On February 16, 1980, the magazine’s first edition went to print. The cover story was penned by British historian Desmond Stewart, who trave...

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Political Editor: The Majalla
on : Monday, 10 Dec, 2012

Morsi Backtracks

In an attempt to quell public anger in Egypt, President Morsi has backed off from the controversial decree that he issued a month ago that put him above the law and granted him u...

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Amy Assad
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on : Saturday, 24 Nov, 2012

Intervention Advocate

Twenty months into the uprising in Syria, with the death toll reportedly exceeding 37,000 and news reports showing that violence in the country is spiraling even further out of...

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