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The American Awakenings Print E-mail

by Marah Bukai
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“The war on terror” allowed for a qualitative deviation from internal and external policy throughout President Bush’s two terms of office, during which time, this slogan was used to permit him to stray from his international obligations.

Marah Bukai Featured in “BEST OF DC” 2009 Book Print E-mail

 "Marah! Your illustrated success-story is in BEST OF DC its truly inspiring and inspirational", said publisher Mathew Christian Davis.
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What would Happen if Muslim Brotherhood Movement Gains Office? Print E-mail

by Dr. Ahmed Saad*
Exclusive for Al Waref

If one wondered what would happen in Egypt, Jordan, Syria or any other Arab countries if the Muslim Brotherhood or a fanatic Islamist group gains power, even through the democratic process, one could look to the model of the recent war in Gaza.

Israeli-Palestinian conflict: an electoral cycle of violence? Print E-mail
Emmanuel Martin

by Emanuel Martin & Tom G. Palmer 
Exclusive for Al Waref
Translation Editor: Jennifer Young

The bombing and other military actions on the Gaza Strip brings a question to the table: Why cannot Palestinians and Israelis resolve their conflict? Who is at fault? Is it only that Hamas has refused to renew its ceasefire after six months of inactivity and military policy? Is it that Israel did not initiate steps for negotiation during these six months? Or are there also deeper causes?

Institutional Change in Africa: From Imitation to Innovation Print

By: Hisham el Moussaoui
Exclusive for Al Waref
Translation Editor: Jennifer Young

Despite the institutional reforms undertaken in the 1980s and 1990s, African countries are still in a time behind that of other more developed nations.

The Prisons of the Arab Mind Print E-mail

by Tarek Heggy
Exclusive for Al Waref 

I have been studying the Arab mindset for the last four decades from several perspectives. For a start, I myself am a product of this Arabic-speaking region and was able to study the phenomenon from the perspective of an 'insider' as it were, as well as from my vantage point as a researcher.

A Deed of Trust between the People of Iraq and their Government Print E-mail

by Dr. Mohamad El-Tai*
Exclusive for Al Waref 
We, the people of Iraq, (hereinafter referred to as the “First Party”) announce the need of a government (hereinafter referred to as the “Second Party”) consisting of professional technocrats to administer the affairs of the Constitutional Republic of Iraq.

Will Hamas seize the opportunity? Print E-mail

by Yasser Khalil*
Courtesy CGNews
There is no doubt that the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict represents one of the most significant factors negatively affecting the image and security of the United States and its allies. Among the challenges facing the Obama administration is improving this image, along with US relations with the Muslim world.

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World News

  • IS forces 'pushed back' in Iraq
    Kurdish and Iraqi forces say they have gained ground from Islamic State militants in northern Iraq and near Baghdad, amid intense US-led air strikes.
  • Iran woman's hanging draws protests
    Iran hangs a woman who killed a man she said was trying to sexually abuse her, drawing protests from human rights groups and western countries.
  • US urges probe into West Bank death
    The US urges an investigation after an Palestinian-American teenager is shot dead by Israeli soldiers near Ramallah in the West Bank.
  • Attacks 'threaten Egypt's existence'
    Egypt faces an existential threat from jihadists, the president says, after at least 31 soldiers are killed in two attacks in the Sinai peninsula.
  • Bahrain F1 complaint 'merits probe'
    A complaint that human rights regulations were breached when the Formula 1 Grand Prix was staged in Bahrain "merits further examination", a UK government panel says.
  • VIDEO: US air strike 'hits IS command'
    New video footage show a US air strike hitting an Islamic State position on a hill near the embattled Syrian town of Kobane.
  • Tunis 'militant hideout' stormed
    Tunisian security forces storm a house in a Tunis suburb to end a stand-off with armed militants, killing six people, officials say.
  • US to check IS 'chemical weapon' use
    The United States will investigate "extremely serious allegations" that militant group Islamic State used chlorine gas against Iraqi police officers.