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Comment: In this three-part series, Dr Azmi Bishara takes a deep dive look at how citizens and states have responded to an unprecedented coronavirus pandemic that is reshaping our world.

Comment: In this three-part series, Dr Azmi Bishara takes a deep dive look at how citizens and states have responded to an unprecedented coronavirus pandemic that is reshaping our world.

Coronavirus contemplations: Part I

Azmi Bishara

Coronavirus contemplations: Part I

Comment: In this three-part series, Dr Azmi Bishara takes a deep dive look at how citizens and states have responded to an unprecedented coronavirus pandemic that is reshaping our world.

Egypt seeks aid package from IMF amid coronavirus downturn

The New Arab & agencies

Egypt seeks aid package from IMF amid coronavirus downturn

Egypt is negotiating a loan from the IMF in order to counter the severe impact of the virus pandemic on the economy, in particular the tourism ...

In Lebanon's Covid-19, aid the vulnerable, including LGBT people

Rasha Younes

In Lebanon's Covid-19, aid the vulnerable, including LGBT people

Comment: LGBT people in Lebanon already faced structural marginalisation. With many of their support networks unavailable under lockdown, ...

Marta Vidal

Gentrification and grassroots resistance in Amman's oldest district

Residents, shop owners and activists are organising themselves to prevent multinational corporations from taking over one of the oldest neighbourhoods in Jordan's capital.

Tamirace Fakhoury

Lebanon needs more than social distancing to beat coronavirus

Comment: A track record of 'deliberate inaction' when it comes to policymaking has left Lebanon completely ill-equipped to tackle the ...

The New Arab

'Better than Switzerland': Why Lebanon's coronavirus response is working

Lebanon has struggled to manage its political and economic woes, however its efforts to stem the coronavirus pandemic appear to be yielding ...

Carmen Geha

Beirut under quarantine

Comment: With no safety net, and privatised, corrupt interests running basic services, Lebanon is woefully under-prepared to respond to ...

Lebanon can save its economy, without the IMF's help

Karim Safieddine

Lebanon can save its economy, without the IMF's help

In-depth: Most experts agree that resorting once again to the IMF is a non-starter, as it would only prolong the same vicious cycle of austerity ...

Charlie Hoyle

Inside Israel's battle for influence in Latin America

In-depth: A rise in right-wing populism and the growing influence of evangelical Christians have galvanised Israel's influence across Latin ...

Arab revolutions through the lens of history

Alain Gresh and Jean-Pierre Sereni

Arab revolutions through the lens of history

Comment: Arabs are on the streets once again. Alain Gresh and Jean-Pierre Sereni ask what is blocking their aspirations, and what history can ...

A May '68 for the modern era

Malia Bouattia

A May '68 for the modern era

Comment: The Global South is witnessing an unprecedented wave of protest movements, and a new kind of global solidarity, writes Malia Bouattia.

Chile and Israel: a murderous match?

Belén Fernández

Chile and Israel: a murderous match?

Comment: The Chilean government is using Israeli military hardware and expertise to help execute a brutal repression, and not for the first ...

Why is refugee-friendly Turkey turning its back on Syrians?

Mel Plant

Why is refugee-friendly Turkey turning its back on Syrians?

Turkey threatens to split apart families with the decision to force unregistered Syrian refugees out of Istanbul. Why have tensions with Syrians ...

Imogen Lambert

Palestine solidarity activists must defend the two-state solution

Comment: Advocating a one-state or two-state solution is not solely about the technicalities of the end-game, writes Imogen Lambert.

Lamisse Hamouda

On a family holiday to Egypt, my dad disappeared

Comment: After being arbitrarily detained for 405 days, Hazem is home in Australia. But he is just one of many unjustly locked up by Sisi's ...

Sam Hamad

No, the yellow vests movement isn't Europe's Arab Spring

Comment: The violence and extreme politics associated with the yellow vests is far removed from the Arab Spring's push for egalitarianism, ...

Taher Labadi

Counting the cost of neoliberalism in the Arab world

Comment: From rentier states, to crippling IMF loans, it's time to take stock of how neoliberal 'reforms' have impacted the Arab world, writes ...

Revolution without revolutionaries: Making sense of the Arab Spring

Alain Gresh

Revolution without revolutionaries: Making sense of the Arab Spring

Book review: Asef Bayat takes a fascinating look at the forces driving the Arab Spring, and the reasons for events that followed, writes Alain ...

Malia Bouattia

Token brown faces are not what Muslim women want

Comment: There is a patronising, racist assumption that Muslim women should be grateful for token Muslims in high places, regardless of what ...

Gulf crisis: The latest offensive of a reactionary coalition

Erick Viramontes

Gulf crisis: The latest offensive of a reactionary coalition

Comment: Since the beginning of Qatar's increasing regional activism, reactionary powers have been keen to get rid of such a 'disruptive ...

Fire in Babylon: Ignoring flames at our peril

Hadani Ditmars

Fire in Babylon: Ignoring flames at our peril

Undermining public safety in the name of cutting costs ties London to Baghdad and beyond, writes Hadani Ditmars.

Islamophobia and terror: two sides of one coin

Hadani Ditmars

Islamophobia and terror: two sides of one coin

Blog: Terrorism is us, and the sooner we connect our shared experiences of oppression, the less power we give to the twin ideologies of hatred, ...

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