»A Friend for All«? Thoughts on Emirati Aid to the Middle East and Central Asia

Von | | Afghanistan, Afghanistan, Ägypten, Analyse, Arabische Halbinsel, Jemen, Jordanien, Kuwait, Mashreq, Nordafrika, Saudi-Arabien, VAE / Dubai, Wirtschaft | Kein Kommentar

Photo: Danae Panissie.

Contextualized within the discussion on authoritarian persistence in the Middle East, this article depicts the UAE’s disbursement of foreign aid to partner countries in the Middle East and Central Asia. It discusses the political rationality and commercial calculations behind the donors’ motivation to deliver aid to whom and why, as well as the risks and weiterlesen…

Netanyahu’s Congress speech: An election stunt, after all

Von | | Israel, Kommentar, Meinung, Wahlen | 1 Kommentar

Der israelische Premierminister Netanjahu hielt am Dienstag eine Rede vor dem amerikanischen Kongress. Photo: Speaker John Boehner/Flickr (CC BY-NC 2.0)

Für unsere Serie zu den anstehenden Parlamentswahlen in Israel kooperieren wir mit dem israelischen Blog +972. In einem englischsprachigen Gastbeitrag schildert Noam Sheizaf, wie der amtierende Premier Netanjahu mit seiner Rede vor dem amerikanischen Kongress die Kontrolle über den Wahlkampf zurück gewann. Und das, obwohl er keine neuen Ansätze für den Umgang mit Iran vorgebracht weiterlesen…

Inside Bahrain: while protest is suppressed, renewed upheaval might only be a matter of time

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A pro-democracy demonstration in the Bahraini capital Manama from the financial district to Pearl Roundabout in 2011. Photo: Mahmood Al-Yousif (CC)

In 2011, heated protests at Manama’s Pearl Roundabout started calling for political change in Bahrain. The rulers responded in part with force, in part with promises for reform. Almost two years later, repression has tightened, while reforms stall. It won’t be long before unrest erupts anew, reports our guest author A. B., based in Bahrain.

Iraq: The struggle for women’s rights is also the struggle against sectarianism and authoritarianism

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Foto: flickr/unclebumpy

Im zweiten Teil des Alsharq-Irak-Fokus wirft Schluwa Sama im Interview mit Nadje Al-Ali, Aktivistin und Professorin für Gender-Studies mit Schwerpunkt Irak an der School of Oriental and African Studies in London (SOAS), einen Blick auf die politischen und gesellschaftlichen Lebensumstände von Frauen im Irak und geht Fragen von Identität und Schulbildung nach. Would you say weiterlesen…

The Impact of the Israeli Elections on Arab Palestinian Citizens of Israel.

Von | | Israel, Mashreq, Palästina, Wahlen | 6 Kommentare


Liebe Leserinnen und Leser, Die in Haifa ansässige Jugend-NGO Baladna (dt. Unser Land) setzt sich vor allem mit bildungspolitischen Belangen der palästinensischen Minderheit in Israel auseinander. Ihr Leiter Nadim Nashif analysiert bei Alsharq die Auswirkungen der Knesset-Wahlen auf die arabisch-sprachigen israelischen StaatsbürgerInnen. The consequences of Israeli elections are never immediately obvious, due to the lengthy weiterlesen…

Zaydi Rebel Gains Another Obstacle to National Dialogue in Yemen

Von | | Arabische Halbinsel, Hintergrund, Jemen | 3 Kommentare

Ein Gastbeitrag von Fernando Carvajal. The political transition in Yemen continues obstructed by infighting, stalled military restructuring, presence of Islamic militants, a secessionist movement and an eight year-old rebellion in the north by a Zaydi group holding near autonomy over the province of Sadah.  The rebels, under the political and spiritual leadership of Abd al-Malek weiterlesen…

History in the making – How the way media are covering events today affects how they will be told tomorrow

Von | | Ägypten, Mashreq, Meinung, Nordafrika, Presseschau, Syrien, Tunesien | 1 Kommentar

A Guest Post by Stefanie GrothI am asking myself these days what children will be told in school about the ‘Arab Spring’ in ten to twenty years. What their textbooks will read like about the events that were triggered in 2011, when a young Tunisian man called Mohammed Bouazizi immolated himself out of protest, and weiterlesen…

On “Islamists”, electorally

Von | | Ägypten, Jordanien, Marokko, Mashreq, Meinung, Nordafrika, Tunesien | Kein Kommentar

First post-revolutions elections offered groups known as “Islamists” first positions in three Arab countries. This article attemps at explaining some of the reasons behind these results, and argues that post elections “islamists” will not remain the same forces that they were during their long journeys outside power and “official” politics. A guest commentary by Ziad weiterlesen…