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O.I.L. Media Roundup (16 April)

[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on Occupation, Intervention and Law and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the O.I.L. Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each biweekly roundup to ...  Read More »

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United States: Send Detainees Home to Yemen (Video)

[The following video was released by Human Rights Watch on 7 April 2014]  Read More »

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O.I.L. Monthly Edition (March 2014)

[This is a monthly archive of pieces written byJadaliyya contributors and editors on the Occupations, Interventions,and Law (O.I.L.) Page. It also includes material published on other platforms that editors deemed pertinent to post as they provide diverse depictions of O.I.L.-related topics. The pieces reflect ...  Read More »

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Teaching Arabic in the US after 9/11

On 9 May 2013 I was stabbed in front of the US Embassy in Cairo. My attacker was a young college-educated Egyptian man who had come from his village that day to kill an American in “revenge over U.S. policies in the Middle East.” At the time, I was living in Egypt and conducting research as part of my ...  Read More »

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عين صندوق النقد الدولي على الريوع النفطية: مثال الكويت

حين زار وفد صندوق النقد الدولي الكويت في أيلول/سبتمبر الماضي، لمناقشة «مواضيع مرتبطة بالسياسات المالية وإدارة الثروات»، جاء حاملاً جملة مخاوف، من بينها احتمال أن تتعرض الكويت لعجز كبير في الميزانية العامة للدولة «بسبب عدم التحكم في الإنفاق العام، وبسبب كلفة وعدم كفاءة الخدمات التي تقدمها في مختلف القطاعات»، علاوة على ...  Read More »

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Confronting the Human Rights Crises Left in the Wake of the Iraq War

[The following briefing was written by Jeena Shah and published by the Center for Consitutional Rights on 24 March 2014] The Bush administration’s plan to invade Iraq spurred the largest outcry and anti-war protests in the history of the world. More than ten years and hundreds of thousands of lives later, U.S. ...  Read More »

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Structural Violence on Trial: BDS and the Movement to Resist Erasure

Walking to Rifqa (Umm) Al Kurd's home is a journey into violence. To visit the ninety-two-year-old matriarch, one must enter through a narrow walkway past a dwelling she owned until 2009. She built a concrete two-bedroom home for her eldest son and his family adjacent to her own. She envisioned a residential space for ...  Read More »

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Between Convenient Misreading and Mythology: The Iran Sanctions Regime and the Institutionalization of War

After eight years of Ahmadinejad at the helm of government, Iran is experiencing a new trajectory. A number of promising signs in the weeks and months following Hassan Rouhani’s election as president on 14 June 2013 have given rise to a sense of cautious optimism for change and reform in Iran. Such signs ...  Read More »

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A Wedding That Became a Funeral: US Drone Attack on Marriage Procession in Yemen

[The following report was published by Human Rights Watch on 20 February 2014] A Wedding That Became a Funeral: US Drone Attack on Marriage Procession in Yemen Summary On December 12, 2013, a United States aerial drone launched four Hellfire missiles on a convoy of 11 cars and pickup trucks during a ...  Read More »

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Open Letter from NYC Iranians to Mayor de Blasio: When You Stand by AIPAC, You Do Not Stand by Us

[The following open letter was issued by a group of Iranians and Iranian-Americans living in New York City. It was first published on Mondoweiss on 12 March 2014] Open Letter from NYC Iranians to Mayor de Blasio: When You Stand by AIPAC, You Do Not Stand by Us Dear Mayor Bill de Blasio, We are a group of ...  Read More »

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Arabian Peninsula Media Roundup (February 25)

[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on the Arabian Peninsula and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Arabian Peninsula Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each week's roundup to ap@jadaliyya.com by ...  Read More »

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بيــان القوى والشخصيّات الوطنيّة حول المفاوضات وخطة كيري

نحن الموقّعين أدناه، انطلاقًا من دورنا الوطنيّ، وحرصنا على حقوق الشعب الفلسطيني ومصالحه وتطلّعاته، تَدَاعَينا لرفع الصوت في مواجهة تزايد المخاطر المحدقة بالقضيّة الفلسطينيّة، في وقت تقوم فيه الحكومة الإسرائيليّة بالمضي وبمعدلات غير مسبوقة في تعميق الاحتلال، وتوسيع الاستيطان، وتقطيع الأوصال، واستكمال بناء جدار الفصل ...  Read More »

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هل تنقذ حكومة نتنياهو الموقف الفلسطيني من المفاوضات؟

لقد فقدت السلطة الفلسطينية فرصة ذهبية لاتخاذ زمام المبادرة واستثمار مصدر قوتها الوحيد قبل بدء المفاوضات الحالية، في سياق الفراغ السياسي الذي امتدَّ لما يقارب ثلاثة أعوام منذ العام 2010. وكانت الأجواء السياسية مواتية في حينه بوجود عدم رضا أو حتى غضب من الحكومة الإسرائيلية من قبل الدول الأوروبية الرئيسية والإدارة ...  Read More »

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Press Release: AlKarama Foundation Response to US Department of Treasury Decision to Qualify Abd al-Rahman Omair Alnaimi as a 'Specially Designated Global Terrorist'

[The following press release was issued by the Council of the Alkarama Foundation on 24 December 2014.] The Council of the Alkarama Foundation met yesterday following the announcement by the US Department of Treasury of its decision to qualify Dr Abd al-Rahman Omair Alnaimi, president of the Council as a ...  Read More »

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اتفاق إطار أم أوسلو 2

تتوارد الأنباء عن استعدادات أميركية غير مسبوقة وصلت إلى حد حجز السفارة الأميركية لخمسين غرفة في إحدى الفنادق الكبرى في القدس، لتُشغِلَها الطواقم التي سترافق وزير الخارجية الأميركية في زيارته نهاية الشهر القادم أو بداية الشهر الذي يليه، من أجل عملية كبرى لفرض "أوسلو 2" مغطى باتفاقية إطار لا تسمن ولا تغني من ...  Read More »

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O.I.L. Media Roundup (24 December)

[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on Occupation, Intervention and Law and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the O.I.L. Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each biweekly roundup to OIL@jadaliyya.com by ...  Read More »

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In Support of Swarthmore Hillel

 [The following open letter is from The International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network (IJAN)] This past weekend, something incredibly important happened at a small college in Pennsylvania. In response to Harvard Hillel barring an Israeli speaker because the university’s Palestine Solidarity Committee had ...  Read More »

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J Street: Israel's Loyal Opposition

J Street's fourth annual conference, held in September in Washington DC, was shot through with the triumphalism of a lobby ascendant. Opening the event, J Street president Jeremy Ben-Ami staked out the rational middle-ground for resolving the Israel-Palestine conflict, beset, as it always seems to be, by ...  Read More »

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تأملات فلسطينية في الأيديولوجيا السياسية الأمريكية

 "أدرك" بعض الفلسطينيين مؤخراً أن الولايات المتحدة منحازة إلى جانب إسرائيل. فقد اختفى الحديث اللطيف المُنمَّق الذي كان ينطق به الرئيس الأميركي باراك أوباما، وذهبت النشوة التي أعقبت خطابه "لتمهيد الأرضية" في جامعة القاهرة.  و لكن هناك أيضا من "اكتشف" فجأة أهمية الدور الأميركي ...  Read More »

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O.I.L. Media Roundup (10 December)

[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on Occupation, Intervention, and Law and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the O.I.L. Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each biweekly roundup to OIL@jadaliyya.com ...  Read More »

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American Studies Association Resolution on Academic Boycott of Israel

[The following resolution was issued by the National Council of the American Studies Associaton on 4 December 2013. The resolution is also up for endorsement by the ASA membership, the voting period for which will end on 15 December 2013. For analysis of both the background and context on this resolution, see ...  Read More »

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Classified Memories: Trying To Try Terror Suspects Who Were Tortured by the CIA

Two high-profile cases being prosecuted in the military commissions at Guatanamo raise exceptionally challenging problems for the US government as well as the civilian and military lawyers defending the suspects. One case involves five people, including Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, who are accused of responsibility for the ...  Read More »

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India's Iran Policy: Between US Primacy and Regionalism

Abstract Standing at a press conference with Turkmenistan’s Deputy Prime Minister Rashid Meredov on January 22, 2013, India’s President Pranab Mukherjee committed India once more to a natural gas pipeline to run from Central Asia to South Asia. “India is deficient in energy resources,” said the President, “whereas ...  Read More »

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O.I.L. Media Roundup (13 November)

[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on Occupation, Intervention, and Law and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the O.I.L. Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each biweekly roundup to OIL@jadaliyya.com ...  Read More »

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Co-Editors Mouin Rabbani and Noura Erakat, and O.I.L. Page Co-Editor Max Ajl, on “What Comes Next?: A Forum on the End of the Two-State Paradigm”

[These posts are part of “What Comes Next?: A forum on the end of the two-state paradigm.” This series was initiated by Jewish Voice for Peace as an investigation into the current state of thinking about one state and two state solutions, and the collection has been further expanded by Mondoweiss to mark 20 years ...  Read More »

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License to Kill: Why the American Drone War on Yemen Violates International Law

[The following report was issued by Alkarama. It is based on field investigations carried out by Alkarama representative in Sanaa throughout 2012 and 2013, which were aimed at gathering witness accounts and victim testimonies about US drone strikes in Yemen. Interviews were also held with government officials and ...  Read More »

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O.I.L. Media Roundup (30 October)

[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on Occupation, Intervention, and Law and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the O.I.L. Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each biweekly roundup to OIL@jadaliyya.com ...  Read More »

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Arabian Peninsula Media Roundup (October 29)

[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on the Arabian Peninsula and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Arabian Peninsula Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each week's roundup to ap@jadaliyya.com by ...  Read More »

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Rethinking US-Egyptian Bilateral Relations: A Rights-Based Approach

Debates in recent months over the continuation of US aid to the Egyptian military, in light of the deteriorating human rights situation, miss the forest for the trees. This includes the announcement that the US government plans to reduce its military aid to Egypt in response to the harsh crackdown on the Muslim ...  Read More »

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Collaboration and Creativity: Dina Omar on the Third Annual Students for Justice in Palestine-National Conference

  Eight years have passed since Palestinian civil society first called for an international campaign of boycotts, divestment and sanctions (BDS) against Israel.  Pushing for Israeli compliance with international law and Palestinian rights, the BDS Movement has given rise to a vast network of student groups ...  Read More »

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Jadaliyya’s Maghreb Page will deliver 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 will offer 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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