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Trump’s Travel Ban: What We Know, What We Don’t Know, and What May Happen Next

On 27 January 2017, President Donald J. Trump issued an executive order, “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States.” Trump’s travel ban (or “Muslim ban,” as it has come to be called—not inaccurately, since it clearly targets Muslim-majority countries) has of course received a huge ...  Read More »

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Mapping the Counter-Histories of Port Said: A Critical Reading Into a Communal Mapping Project

“Here the tabular space--of the map, the canvas, the textbook--comes to be transformed into a topology that rapidly acquires depth when it is bent and deviated by excluded rhythms and dislocating narratives. Space is never empty or merely geometrical; it is always full of detailed, unfolding configurations. It is not ...  Read More »

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خطاب آنجيلا ديفس في مسيرة النساء في واشنطن

خطاب آنجيلا ديفس في مسيرة النساء في واشنطن يوم 21 كانون الثاني،2017  آنجيلا ديفس (مواليد 1944) ناشطة يساريّة معروفة في حركة الحقوق المدنية واليسار الأمريكي والعالمي. برزت في الستينيّات في صفوف الحزب الشيوعي الأمريكي وكانت مقرّبة من حركة الفهود السود. وهي كاتبة وأكاديميّة متقاعدة.   [ترجمة سنان ...  Read More »

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صدور الوضع! منبر جديد ثنائي اللغة والعدد3.2

يسرُّ مؤسسة الدراسات العربية أن تعلن عن الصدور الرسمي لمشروعها الأكثر طموحاً حتى الآن: مجلة الوضع الصوتية! إنها موقع إلكتروني ثنائي اللغة، يصدر بالعربية والإنكليزية، ويحتوي على مقابلات وبرامج عن منطقة الشرق الأوسط متميّزة بعمقها وتنوّعها. وتقدم بالعربية بالتعاون مع "جدلية". يتضمّن هذا العدد ...  Read More »

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Media on Media Roundup (December 20)

This week’s Jadaliyya “Media on Media” roundup deals with a number of issues that occupied the media scene in the region, from the end of the battle over Aleppo to the state of journalism during 2016 and the cultural misrepresentation of Muslims on the BBC. After a four-year battle over the Syrian city of Aleppo, ...  Read More »

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Media on Media Roundup (December 14)

This week’s Jadaliyya “Media on Media” roundup features stories on the manufacturing of media narratives during war, Egypt’s media laws, and a new ISIS radio show for concerned jihadis. The New York Times has scrutinized Bana Alabed’s Twitter account. A seven-year-old girl from East Aleppo who tweets with the help of ...  Read More »

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Media on Media Roundup (December 6)

This week’s Jadaliyya “Media on Media” roundup deals with a number of issues, such as the publicised self-representation of countries known for regular attacks on media freedom. Following the recent controversy revolving the "Muezin Bill" which would ban the public call for prayer in the Israeli-occupied ...  Read More »

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Media on Media Roundup (November 29)

This week’s Jadaliyya “Media on Media” roundup revolves around a number of topics dealing with Egypt’s legal dispute with its press syndicate, Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s absence from Twitter, and how White Helmets’ "Mannequin Challenge" video blew up in their face. Egyptian authorities have recently ...  Read More »

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Media on Media Roundup (November 22)

In this week’s Jadaliyya “Media on Media” roundup: The battle between the Turkish government and Turkish media continues. Hezbollah flexes its muscles in Syria, and the moon is ready for its close up. According to a recent report published by Freedom House, Turkey has been downgraded to "not free" status as ...  Read More »

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Media on Media Roundup (November 17)

In this week’s Jadaliyya “Media on Media” roundup: The United States has elected Donald Trump. As the dust settles from last Tuesday’s elections, global media outlets have reacted differently to Trump’s victory, including Arab media outlets, whose reactions varied according to their respective political ...  Read More »

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المعرفة العلمية، الليبرالية، والإمبراطورية: علم السياسة الأميركي والشرق الأوسط الحديث

ملبيّاً دعوةَ ميشيل فوكو إلى “أن نشكّك بأنفسنا حول تطلعاتنا إلى نوع القوة الذي من المفترض أنه يصاحب العلم” (1980، 81)، يستقصي هذا الفصل الافتتان المعاصر بالعلم في علم السياسة؛ ويبيّن أيضاً كيف أن فرضيات أساسية ومصطلحات متكرّرة، عملتْ كي تمثِّلَ قيماً ليبرالية عبْرَ جعلها تبدو بديهية. وتمَّ إنتاجُ جماعة ابستمولوجية عند ...  Read More »

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Media on Media Roundup (November 8)

This week’s Jadaliyya “Media on Media” roundup revolves around a number of issues dealing with freedom of expression, dictators on social media, and memes as a political vehicle. A newly published report entitled “140 Characters” claims that Arab gulf states are surveilling, imprisoning, and silencing activists for ...  Read More »

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Media on Media Roundup (November 2)

In this week’s Jadaliyya “Media on Media” roundup, the war of words over the push for a US-backed “no fly zone” in Syria continues as an extension of the war on the ground: Alternet scrutinizes mainstream media’s “high-octane push for war,” using the 2011 war in Libya as a lesson. Lebanon’s presidential nominee ...  Read More »

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Media on Media Roundup (October 20)

This week, Jadaliyya's "Media on Media" roundup offers a variety of news, focusing on how agenda-driven media operate in the region. There is a visible division in media coverage of the war in Syria that belies a deep political rift. After the recent U.S. presidential debates, alternative outlets are ...  Read More »

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United in Nationalism: Notes on the Aftermath of the Failed Coup Attempt in Turkey

As is by now well known, on 15 July 2015 some segments of Turkey’s military forces attempted a coup against the country’s elected Justice and Development Party (AKP) government. On the night of the coup attempt, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, one of the founders of the ruling party, called on the people to defend ...  Read More »

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Letter Calling on SUNY-Plattsburgh to Defend Simona Sharoni's Academic Freedom

[The following letter was issued by the Committee on Academic Freedom of the Middle East Studies Association on 12 September 2016 in response to a continuing campaign to harass and intimidate Professor Simona Sharoni for her views on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.] Dr. John Ettling President, State University of ...  Read More »

Turkey’s Cyclical Coups

Turkey has faced an unprecedented number of crises in the last year. The spillover from the war in Syria has undermined a peace process between the government and the country’s Kurdish community, with the success of Syrian Kurdish militias on the border with Turkey producing fears of separatism among Turkey’s Kurds ...  Read More »

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Media on Media Roundup (August 16)

This week’s Media on Media Roundup includes a special section dedicated to a discussion about the controversy surrounding Google Maps’ apparent omission of the Palestinian territories from the popular application. Much of the coverage has focused on the backlash Google is receiving despite their issuing of a ...  Read More »

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Between 'Sultanism' and Liberal Democracy: The Peculiarities of a Failed Coup in Turkey

The dominant mainstream Western media narrative regarding the failed military coup in Turkey revolves around the theme of a democratically-elected leader going mad and suddenly becoming an autocrat. It reminds one of the good old themes of “sultanism” or “oriental despotism.” Of course, the massive purges that are ...  Read More »

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Media On Media Roundup (August 12)

This week’s Jadaliyya media on media roundup is set against the backdrop of a variety of issues. In Lebanon, an ad celebrating the country’s army was heavily criticized and eventually retracted after it was revealed that the soldier in the image was an Israeli, prompting a quick apology from the company. Elsewhere, ...  Read More »

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تقرير هشام جنينة: بين التجاهل التام وثراء المحتوى

نشر موقع "مدى مصر" في 15.06.2016 نسخة مسربة من تقريرالجهاز المركزي للمحاسبات التي أدت تصريحات ذات صلة لرئيسه، المستشار هشام جنينة، إلى تعبئة الإعلام الموالي للدولة ضده "لمبالغته" في تقدير حجم الفساد في مصر، ثم عزله من منصبه، وأخيراً ملاحقته قضائياً بتهمة نشر أخبار كاذبة وتكدير السلم ...  Read More »

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The ‘Pelican Brief,’ the ‘Coup’, and the Matter of Parliamentary Immunity: The End of the End of Turkish Democracy

Recent Turkish parliamentary scandals—the "resignation" of Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu, the appointment of Binali Yıldırım, and the question of legal immunity for serving MPs—might seem rather inconsequential in the context of the violence, corruption, and increasingly brazen anti-democratic measures ...  Read More »

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With Blood They Consecrate a New Order: Erdogan’s ‘Revolution’

On the evening of 15 July 2016, in the midst of the attempted coup d’etat, Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan landed in Istanbul’s Atatürk Airport after flying in from the holiday resort of Marmaris. His flight across the country may well have been a tense one as the Associated Press (AP) reported that his jet ...  Read More »

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In Turkey: A Question of Emergency

“There are decades where nothing happens; and there are weeks where decades happen,” Vladimir Lenin once said. Turkey is going through some of those weeks. Given the failed coup d’état on 15 July 2016, and the state of emergency declared on 20 July, not much is how it appears. What may eventually become clear is that ...  Read More »

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On Turkey's Coup and Counter-Coup: An Interview with Osman Sahin

On Friday, the whole world was abuzz about what was happening in Turkey and whether there was a coup underway. A few short hours later, President Erdogan, ironically using the same methods he had denounced for years when used against him, beseeched his supporters to “Go to the streets and give them your ...  Read More »

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Can We Think in Transition? Reflections from Tunisia

We all have a personal relationship with words that is forged by our family history as well as our national history and our inscription—or our inscriptions—in collective histories. For example, the word "nationalism" will not have the same connotation if it is used in Tunisia, in Algeria, or in ...  Read More »

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رسام الكاريكاتير المصري تامر يوسف

[ هذه المساهمة ضمن ملف خاص حول رسامي كاركاتير عرب في زمن ما بعد موجة الثورات الأخيرة. انقر/ي هنا للاطلاع على جميع مواد الملف، الذي أعده لـ”جدلية“ أوس داوود يعقوب.] إن وضع الحرية في الإعلام العربي والصحف العربية كان محجماً لدور الكاريكاتير في الثورات العربية أو الربيع العربي. ولم يكن متاحاً بشكل فعلي غير ...  Read More »

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مقابلات لبرنامج الوضع مع بعض مؤدي ومستمعي الراب في بيروت

  من تحت الأرض وإلى الشارع راب عربي: شدّ عصب   تلقي هذه المقابلة الأولى نظرة على موسيقى الراب العربية، صدى الشارع، والجمهور في عرض تم في.بيروت   Read More »

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رسام الكاريكاتير السوري ياسر أحمد

  [ هذه المساهمة ضمن ملف خاص حول رسامي كاركاتير عرب في زمن ما بعد موجة الثورات الأخيرة. انقر/ي هنا للاطلاع على جميع مواد الملف، الذي أعده  لـ”جدلية“ أوس داوود يعقوب.]  يتلخص دور فن الكاريكاتير بمواكبة الثورة والوقوف الى جانب الشعب المضطهد ومحاولة تعرية الدكتاتور والوقوف على انتهاكاته، طبعاً هنا ...  Read More »

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رسام الكاريكاتير العراقي أحمد فلاح

[ هذه المساهمة ضمن ملف خاص حول رسامي كاركاتير عرب في زمن ما بعد موجة الثورات الأخيرة .انقر/ي هنا للاطلاع على جميع مواد الملف، الذي أعده  لـ”جدلية“ أوس داوود يعقوب.] يكاد المشهد العربي بتناقضاته السياسية والاجتماعية والثقافية أن يكون رسماً كاريكاتيرياً. وثمّة تجليات للحراك الجماهيري الذي قاد إلى ثورات ...  Read More »

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Egypt Elections Watch Update

A Jadaliyya and Ahram Online Initiative

As part of the Egypt Elections Watch (EEW), Jadaliyya and Ahram Online, with the Center of Contemporary Arab Studies (Georgetown University) and the Middle East Studies Program (George Mason University) as co-sponsors, will produce articles/posts/profiles on a weekly basis, covering organizations, political parties, coalitions, relevant laws and procedures, and profiles of key individuals related to the Egyptian elections. This is in addition to news updates summarizing major developments surrounding the lead-up to the election, such as emerging or shifting alliances, new political positions, and candidacy announcements. If you have questions, comments, contributions, and/or an eye-witness account, please email us at: For a listing of EEW’s team members please click here.


Democratic Alliance for Egypt
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Revolution Continues Alliance

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Population   82,079,636
GDP  $497.8 billion
Unemployment   9%; Youth Unemployment (ages 15-24): 24.8%
Internet Users   20.136 million (2009)
Exchange Rate  5.6124 Egyptian pounds per US dollar
GDP Growth Rate  5.1%
Military Expenditures   3.4% of GDP (World Rank: 35)
Health Expenditures  6.4% of GDP (World Rank: 94)
Population Growth Rate  1.96%
Age Structure   0-14 years: 32.7%; 15-64 years: 62.8%; 65 years and over: 4.5%
Literacy   71.4%
Religious Demographics   Muslim (mostly Sunni) 90%; Coptic 9%; other Christian 1%

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