Editorial

The Precarious Human

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The Precarious Human

As events continue to unfold across the Arab world, Sophie Chamas turns to Jean Said Makdisi's memoir of the Lebanese civil war to reflect on human nature and the violence within us all.

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Syria: The drums of war

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Syria: The drums of war

As Syria becomes more and more prominent on the world stage, a look at contemporary art in the country provides a fascinating glimpse of the conflict as experience by Syrians themselves and constructs an important counter-narrative to that being told by the West.

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The new memes of the Egyptian revolution

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The new memes of the Egyptian revolution

Two years on from the uprising of 2011, Egyptians continue to fight for real change in their country through a variety of creative and imaginative ways. Several new memes directed against the Islamist policies of the Morsi government highlight key aspects of the current protests movement.

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“Remaking the Middle East”

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“Remaking the Middle East”

A new BBC documentary claiming to tell "the inside story" of the Iraq war serves instead to illuminate in chilling detail the neo-colonial logic behind the last ten years of indiscriminate bloodshed in the country, says our Editor.

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An unusual window on Palestinian politics

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An unusual window on Palestinian politics

A reality TV programme entitled "The President" and claiming to bring an overhaul of Palestine's political system is taking the territories by storm. Lena Odgaard investigates.

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