December 4, 2014
Bahrain, an absolute monarchy and a US-designated major no-NATO ally (MMNA), is nonetheless considered by the US government to be a...
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November 10, 2014
The controversy over Conflict Kitchen’s Palestinian iteration advanced by pro-Israel institutions demonstrates why initiatives like...
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October 27, 2014
This past week, Al Jazeera America published a piece by Musa al-Gharbi in which the author argues that Mexico’s drug gangs, who have...
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October 11, 2014
Coming of age after postmodernism often seems like living a parody of our forebears’ concerns; it feels like we are testing the Society of...
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August 6, 2014
James Baldwin often journeyed to Turkey to escape the pressures of 1960's America, where his status as both black and gay, in combination...
Literature
March 23, 2015
There are fields beyond. The world there obeys / The living Word; names, numbers do for this. / The grave’s cross, the grave’s grass, the...
Poetry
March 3, 2015
Author's Introduction: I came to Cairo shortly after the 2011 revolution, and have watched it unravelling ever since. Having been a...
Reportage
February 18, 2015
It was the more than one hundred bodies of young men found in the Queiq river nearby in early 2013 that induced former rebel commander Abu...
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December 11, 2014
One day after the release of the Senate report on CIA's torture programs, the New York Times ran an Op-Ed by Army veteran Eric Fair...