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Let’s Talk About Sectarianism, Baby

The hypocrisy of Arab sectarian behavior is not part of Arab history.

Bahrain: An Island Divided by Two Narratives

It took 4 words to wake me up. ‘You’re a hypocrite’, he said to me.

Our Failure with Bahrain

Bahrain: An island kingdom in the Arabian Gulf where the Shia Muslim majority are ruled by a family from the Sunni minority. Where people fighting for democratic rights broke the barriers of fear, only to find themselves alone and crushed.

How Saudi Arabia Killed the Arab Spring

Saudi Arabia squashed the “Arab Spring” when it sent its military to quell the popular uprising in neighboring Bahrain earlier this year.

A Letter to Saudi Women Drivers

Saudi Women who stand up to the regime simply by driving should also challenge it’s intervention in Bahrain.

Arabs Get Creative About Development

A group of young Arab students in Montreal are working on an international development conference for this upcoming fall.

Challenging the Narrative on Bahrain

Are we being told the whole story?

An Idiot’s Guide on How To Repress the People

Time to give these old, crumbling autocracies a few pointers on how to tackle the never-ending conundrum of people pressure.

Syrian Protesters Apologize to UK Royals

Leaders of the Syrian uprising sent a letter to Buckingham Palace today apologizing for distracting world attention from the Wedding of Prince William to Kate Middleton

The Brutality of Bahrain

While democracy campaigners have faced vicious crackdowns across the Arab world this year, none have been so thoroughly crushed as the peaceful protesters in Bahrain.

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