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Statement by MSF on Withdrawing of World Humanitarian Summit

[The following statement was issued by Medceins Sans Frontieres (MSF) on 4 May 2016.] Last year, 75 hospitals managed or supported by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) were bombed. This was in violation of the most fundamental rules of war which gives protected status to medical facilities and its patients, regardless ...  Read More »

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Symposium--Changing Ecologies of War and Humanitarianism: Reflecting on MSF’s 40 Years of Working in Conflict (Beirut, 4-5 May 2016)

Changing Ecologies of War and Humanitarianism: Reflecting on MSF’s 40 Years of Working in Conflict Beirut, 4-5 May 2016 A Two-day conference organized by Médecins Sans Frontières, AUB’s Faculty of Health Sciences, and AUB’s Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs MSF’s first project ...  Read More »

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Derailing Democracy?: The Anti-Boycott Playbook Explained

[This piece was first posted on the website of Anthropologists for the Boycott of Israeli Academic Institutions on 28 April 2016.] As members of the American Anthropological Association (AAA) cast their ballots on a proposed boycott of Israeli academic institutions, outside organizations are desperately ...  Read More »

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Statement by International Committee for the the Red Cross on Indiscriminate Violence in Aleppo

[The following statement was issued by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) on 29 April 2016] Syria: ICRC calls on all sides to stop indiscriminate violence in Aleppo Damascus/Geneva - In a further day of devastation in Aleppo, another four medical facilities on both sides of the frontlines have been ...  Read More »

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Doctors Without Borders Update on Airstrike at Al Quds Hospital on Syria

[The following statement was issued by Medicins Sans Frontiers (Doctors Without Borders) on 29 April 2016.] Syria: Update on Airstrikes at Al Quds Hospital The situation in Aleppo is critical as airstrikes leave no part of the city untouched. Already today there are reports of another health centre (not ...  Read More »

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Follow-up Statement from Mashrou' Leila on Their 'Banning Incident' in Jordan

[The following statement was issued by the Lebanese band Mashrou' Leila on 28 April 2016 as a followup to the social media mobilization highlighting the Jordanian government's decision to ban the group from performing in Jordan, and the its subsequent last-minute reconsideration of that ban.] We, Mashrou’ ...  Read More »

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The Brooklyn Institute for Social Research: Spring and Summer 2016 Courses

As The Brooklyn Institute for Social Research's Winter 2016 term comes to an end, we want to thank all the students and faculty who have participated in BISR seminars in the past three months. Conversations have been lively, instructive, challenging, and we wouldn't have it any other way. Looking ahead to Summer 2016, ...  Read More »

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Call for Proposals: Resilience in the Palestinian Case

Recently, the term “resilience” has emerged as a popular discourse and tool, which can bridge the gap between humanitarian and development programming across conflict and disaster zones. While, traditionally resilience-based approaches are reserved for humanitarian crisis, more and more development agents refer to ...  Read More »

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CUNY Doctoral Students’ Council Adopts Resolution Endorsing the Boycott of Israeli Academic Institutions

[This statement was released on 15 April 2016.] The Doctoral Students’ Council (DSC) of The City University of New York (CUNY) has adopted a Resolution Endorsing the Boycott of Israeli Academic Institutions, by a vote of 42-18 with nine abstentions. At the same meeting, the DSC also overwhelmingly adopted the ...  Read More »

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Job Opportunity: Director, AUB Neighborhood Initiative

The Neighborhood Initiative of the American University of Beirut (AUB) mobilizes the full power of AUB for the public good in Ras Beirut, promoting the neighborhood’s livability, vitality and diversity through innovative outreach activities and multidisciplinary research. The Neighborhood Initiative serves as a model ...  Read More »

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بيان الفرقة الموسيقية 'مشروع ليلى' حول حظر حفلتهم في عمان من قبل الحكومة الأردنية

صدر البيان التالي من قبل الفرقة الموسيقية اللبنانية "مشروع ليلى" في ٢٦ نيسان ٢٠١٦ رداً على النبأ الذي أفاد بأن الحكومة الأردنية قد ألغت رسمياً حفلتهم القادمة في عمان ومنعتهم بطريقة غير رسمية من البلاد       يؤسفنا إبلاغكم أننا لن نستطيع عرض حفلة “ابن الليل” التي كانت ستعقد يوم الجمعة 29 ...  Read More »

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Statement from Mashrou' Leila on Jordanian Government Banning of Their Show

[The following statement was issued by the Lebanese band Mashrou' Leila on 26 April 2016 in response to news that the the Jordanian government had officially cancelled their upcoming show in Amman and unofficially banned them from the country] We deeply regret to inform you that unfortunately we will not be able to ...  Read More »

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Declaracion de la Delegacion de Prisioneros, Academicos, y Laborales de EE.UU., en Solidaridad con, a Palestina

[La siguiente declaración fue emitida por La Delegación de Prisioneros, Académicos, y Laborales de EE.UU., en Solidaridad con, a Palestina en abril de 2016.] Nos Paramos con Palestina en el espíritu de " Somoud " (Firmeza) La Delegación de Prisioneros, Académicos, y Laborales de EE.UU., en ...  Read More »

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Press Release: Anti-Prison, Labor, Academic Delegation Takes Stand against Israeli State Violence, Affirms Solidarity with Palestinian People

[The following press release was issued by The U.S. Prisoner, Labor and Academic Solidarity Delegation to Palestine in April 2016] FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—April 16, 2016 On Palestinian Prisoners’ Day, Anti-Prison, Labor, Academic Delegation Takes Stand against Israeli State Violence, Affirms Solidarity with ...  Read More »

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Statement by the US Prisoner, Labor and Academic Solidarity Delegation to Palestine

[The following statement was issued by The U.S. Prisoner, Labor and Academic Solidarity Delegation to Palestine in April 2016] We Stand with Palestine in the Spirit of “Sumud” The U.S. Prisoner, Labor and Academic Solidarity Delegation to Palestine   March 24 to April 2, 2016 At a moment of growing resistance ...  Read More »

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Suspend US Military Aid to Egypt: An Open Letter to President Barack Obama

[The following is an open letter, signed by scholars of Egypt and the Middle East, calling on US President Barack Obama to support civilian, democratic rule in Egypt by suspending military aid to the country.] An Open Letter to President Barack Obama 18 April 2016 Dear President Obama, As scholars of Egypt and the ...  Read More »

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(الحراك المدني في لبنان: أزمة مجتمع وأزمة سلطة (يوما بحثياً في بيروت

الحراك المدني: أزمة مجتمع وأزمة سلطة  التاريخ: 4 أيار 2016 المكان: معهد العلوم الاجتماعية الفرع الثالث طرابلس تنظم الجامعة اللبنانية (مركز أبحاث معهد العلوم الاجتماعية) و معهد الأبحاث للتنمية (IRD)/ )مركز التنمية والسكان  (CEPED  يوما بحثياً حول أزمة النفايات وعلاقتها بأزمة النظام السياسي في ...  Read More »

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Ghassan Kanafani Writing Scholarship

“My political position springs from my being a novelist. Insofar as I am concerned, politics and the novel are an indivisible case and I can categorically state that I became politically committed because I am a novelist, not the opposite.” Ghassan Kanafani We are proud to announce the launch of the first annual ...  Read More »

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Palestine: Human Rights and Humans Wronged

Two of Palestine’s leading human rights defenders will discuss conditions on the ground, the status of human rights and their violations, and the future facing Palestinians. April 17 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm Busboys & Poets – 14th & V 2021 14th Street NW Washington, DC United States   Join us ...  Read More »

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Announcing the 2016 Political Economy Book Prize Competition (Political Economy Project)

[EXTENSION OF DEADLINE. THIS BOOK PRIZE ANNOUNCEMENT WAS FIRST PUBLISHED IN NOVEMBER 2015] The Political Economy Project (PEP) is pleased to invite nominations for our 2016 Middle East Political Economy Book Prize. PEP aims to recognize and disseminate exceptional critical work on the political economy of ...  Read More »

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Call for Submissions: BBC Arabic Film and Documentary Festival 2017

March 30, 2016 // BBC Arabic invites film and documentary-makers to submit works to the 3rd BBC Arabic Festival. The work must have been made after January 1, 2015, and reflect on current situations in the Arab world. Now in its 3rd year, the BBC Arabic Festival has successfully brought live audiences ...  Read More »

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Beirut Event -- Manoug's Magic Lantern: Views onto Lebanon

Manoug's Magic Lantern: Views onto Lebanon  AUB, West Hall, Malhas Common Room Exhibit: Monday April 4 - Wednesday April 6, 9am-8pm Openning Event: Monday April 4, 2016 at 6 p.m. (please refer to think link for event details) In this exhibit we showcase 90 photos from our recently acquired collection of the ...  Read More »

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Open Letter by Members of Society for Psychotherapy Research (SPR) Opposing Jerusalem as Conference Location

[The following opnel letter was published by members of the Society for Psychotherapy Reseach (SPR) on 2 March 2016 in The Independent expressing opposition to the organization's plans to hold its next annual conference in Jerusalem.] We, psychotherapists, researchers and other mental health professionals, write to ...  Read More »

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Cities Media Roundup (March 2016)

[This is a monthly roundup of news articles, and other materials related to urban issues in the region, and beyond. It does not reflect the views of the Cities Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send recommendations for inclusion in the Cities Media Roundup to cities@jadaliyya.com, mentioning "Roundup" in ...  Read More »

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Urgent Call for Solidarity with Academics in Turkey (Letter to the US Department of State)

[This letter was written by a group of US-based scholars and educators and was released on 22 March 2016.] Tom Malinowski, Assistant Secretary of State for Human Rights US Department of State Email: tmalinowski@state.gov Dear Mr. Malinowski: We are a group of US-based scholars and educators who have grown deeply ...  Read More »

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CFP: Unfolding Middle Eastern Landscapes (Beirut, 31 May-2 June)

Unfolding Middle Eastern Landscapes Changing Forms, Evolving Tools, Transforming Meanings Beirut, 31 May-2 June 2016 This conference aims to bring together landscape academics and professionals to reflect on the discourse of landscape in the Middle East. The organizers hope that speakers, contributors and ...  Read More »

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الفيلم الوثائقي تعز بين المطرقة والسندان

يوثق هذا الفليم الاستثنائي لصفاء الاحمد، والذي عرض على بي بي سي العربية بتاريخ ٢٢ شباط/ فبراير ٢٠١٦ رحلتها الشجاعة إلى مدينة تعز في اليمن. وتعيش هذه المدينة تحت الحصار منذ نيسان/ابريل ٢٠١٥، فرضته الميليشيا الحوثية، مما أدى الى نقص حاد في وصول الاغذية، المساعدات الطبية، والوقود، وزاد الأزمة الانسانية ...  Read More »

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Open Letters from CUNY Faculty and Students to President Chase Robinson Regarding the Replacement of Dr. Anny Bakalian, Associate Director of the Middle East and Middle Eastern American Center (MEMEAC)

[The following letters have been sent by faculty, PhD students, MA students, and alumni affiliated with the Middle Eastern Studies Program and the Middle East and Middle Eastern American Center at The Graduate Center of The City University of New York, to Chase Robinson, President of the Graduate Center. The letters ...  Read More »

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Announcing the New Issue of Middle East Report (Winter 2015): Iran's Many Deals

Middle East Report  No. 277 (Winter 2015) IRAN’S MANY DEALS In the wake of the historic bargain over Iran’s nuclear research program, coverage of the Islamic Republic has focused on geopolitics—chiefly, its relation to other regional conflicts. But the stakes of the agreement in Iranian domestic ...  Read More »

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الآثار الشعرية الكاملة للشاعر الإيطالي: دينو كامبانا في اللغة العربية

صدرت حديثاً عن دار التَّكوين في دمشق، وبترجمة وتقديم الشَّاعر السُّوري أمارجي، الآثار الشِّعريَّة الكاملة للشَّاعر الإيطالي دينو كامبانا الذي ينتمي إلى الجيل الحداثي الأوَّل في إيطاليا، وذلك في كتابٍ واحدٍ من القطع المتوسِّط، جاء في 295 صفحة، وتضمَّن مجموعتين: "أناشيد أورفيَّة"، وهي الدِّيوان اليتيم الذي ...  Read More »

About Maghreb Page

Jadaliyya’s Maghreb Page delivers exclusive coverage on Algeria, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Tunisia, and the Western Sahara. As the role of the Greater Maghreb has been pivotal in the regional movements, it is imperative that coverage remains consistent and relevant. Jadaliyya offers incisive analysis--in Arabic, French, and English--through an academic and critical perspective.

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Algeria:

Population 34,994,937
GDP $251.1 billion
Unemployment
10%; Youth Unemployment (ages 15-24): 24.3%
Military Expenditures
3.3% of GDP (World Rank: 37)
Health Expenditures
5.8% of GDP (World Rank 114)

Libya:

Population 6,597,960
GDP 
$90.57 billion
Unemployment 
30%; Youth Unemployment (ages 15-24): n/a
Military Expenditures
3.9% of GDP (World Rank: 26)
Health Expenditures
6.6% of GDP (World Rank: 89)

Mauritania:

Population 3,359,185
GDP 
$7.242 billion
Unemployment 
30% (2008); Youth Unemployment (ages 15-24): 67%
Military Expenditures
5.5% of GDP (World Rank: 12)
Health Expenditures
5.7% of GDP (World Rank: 121) 

Morocco:

Population 32,309,239
GDP 
$163 billion
Unemployment 
9.2%; Youth Unemployment (ages 15-24): 21.9%
Military Expenditures
5% of GDP (World Rank: 16)
Health Expenditures
5.5% of GDP (World Rank: 128)

Tunisia:

Population 10,629,186
GDP 
$100 billion
Unemployment 
13%; Youth Unemployment (ages 15-24): 30.7%
Military Expenditures
1.4% of GDP (World Rank: 109)
Health Expenditures
6.2% of GDP (World Rank: 100) 

Western Sahara:

Population 522,928
GDP 
$906.5 million
Unemployment 
n/a; Youth Unemployment (ages 15-24): n/a
Military Expenditures
n/a
Health Expenditures
n/a

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