Category Archives: Arab World

What is behind the conflicts in the Arab world?

Supporters of Syria's Al-Qaeda-affiliated Nusra Front demonstrating James Dorsey examines some of the key fundamental issues behind the conflicts and disintegration that have been wracking the Middle East and North Africa especially since the onset of the Arab Nightmare in 2011. Read more [...]

Islamist terrorists target children in Benghazi while the West and UN look on

Benghazi car bombing scene, 21 Nov 2016 Following the latest terrorist outrage in Benghazi – a car bomb targeting schoolchildren – Nureddin Sabir notes the West’s duplicitous policy of supporting Islamist terrorists in Libya while maintaining an arms embargo on the army fighting the terrorists. Read more [...]

Qatari soft power efforts: two steps forward, one step backwards

Qatar World Cup workers' rights protest James Dorsey explains why changes to workers’ conditions introduced by Qatar as part of its 2022 World Cup hosting rights have yet to convince many that they are only the beginning of a process that will ultimately lead to true reform. Read more [...]

Qatar calls into question its sincerity in pushing World Cup-driven reform

Foreign workers in Qatar James Dorsey shows how super-rich Qatar has been backtracking on lofty promises of labour reform and some degree of greater liberalism, which it made in order to win hosting rights of the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Read more [...]

Reformist Saudi prince bounces up against flawed education system and ingrained social mores

Saudi religious police James Dorsey says social changes envisaged in Saudi Prince Muhammad bin Salman's masterplan for the future will most likely flounder on ultra-conservative tribal mores and the lack of critical thinking and analytical skills among youths. Read more [...]

نهاية السياسة في سورية

Karl von Clausewitz on war بقلم منذر هنداوي في Read more [...]

Libyan civil society groups denounce unelected, UN-imposed pro-Muslim Brotherhood body

Statement by Libyan civil society groups Nureddin Sabir, Editor, Redress Information Read more [...]

Murder in the name of Allah, funded by Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait

Thugs of jabot al-Nusra/Jabhat Fatah al-sham Nureddin Sabir, Editor, Redress Read more [...]

The Muslim Brotherhood’s divisive dress code for women

The niqab Nureddin Sabir says the proliferation of the Muslim veil, including the controversial swimwear, the “burkini”, is an indicator of the spread of a pernicious ideology propagated by the Muslim Brotherhood and should concern everyone of us. Read more [...]

With mosques under surveillance, Islamic State turns to football for recruitment

Islamist cutthroats playing football James Dorsey looks at how the Islamic State group is using football and sports clubs to recruit, despite targeting football matches and despising the game as an invention of infidels designed to distract the faithful from their religious obligations. Read more [...]