War on Mute

“Smallest coffins are heaviest”, political analyst Hisham al-Omeisy tweeted Saturday following the Saudi coalition air strike on a school in Yemen that killed at least 10 children and wounded many others. A ceasefire was announced in the…
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A Night on the Bosphorus Bridge

As the world watched the attempted coup d’état in Turkey utterly fail in a chaotic struggle, President Recep Erdogan had already rejoiced in his newly risen opportunity for power extension. The Turkish military, long seen as the guardian of…
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The Fall of Fallujah

After two long years, the Iraqi flag flies once again in Fallujah. The fighting still continues in the city, but Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi was quick to announce on Friday that “Fallujah has returned to the nation and Mosul is the next…
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Tunisia: The Struggle for Change

On the streets of Tunisia, the fading chants of Tunisian poet Abu al-Qasem al-Shabi still echo, “When people decide to live, destiny shall obey, and one day…the slavery chains must be broken.” The phrase lies in the Tunisian national anthem…
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