Heard about the guy who fell off a skyscraper? On his way down past each floor, he kept saying to reassure himself: So far so good...so far so good...so far so good...
Israel's strategy: between mowing the grass or uprooting it
- Ben White
- 22 November 2014
UAE's assertive stance will not result in greater stability and prosperity
- Nasim Ahmed
- 21 November 2014
Watching political opportunism at its crudest is an ugly thing. The most audacious attempts usually generate sarcastic laughter just as easily as disbelief and anger. What is interesting about its most naked form in the latest example is the way that it unites countries and regimes that only recently failed to see eye to eye.
Politics aside, youth connect over security and economy issues
- Christine Petré
- 21 November 2014
As Tunisia's first free Presidential election is nearing young Tunisians share their thoughts on political strategy and their hopes for the future.
Tunisia, considered a democratic success story, is the only Arab Spring country, which has succeeded in maintaining a relatively peaceful democratic transition since the revolution three years ago ousted former President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali. The Parliamentary Election on October 26 was a democratic milestone, which passed by without major incidents and with approximately 3.5 million, around 69% of the registered voters, visiting the polling stations.
Youth challenges in the MENA region
- Prof Emma Murphy
- 04 November 2014
In September 2014, Arab labour ministers met with representatives of the ILO, trade unions and employers' organisations at the Arab Labour Conference in Cairo. Their debates revolved around the alarming increase in unemployment in recent years, with young people being particularly at risk as economies fail to grow sufficiently fast or in sectors which can accommodate the growing number of labour market entrants every year. In fact, participants argued that economic growth rates were declining in part because of the acute rise in youth unemployment since 2010 which lowers productivity and reduces demand.
Egypt's Israeli tactics in Sinai
- Asa Winstanley
- 30 October 2014
- Israeli apartheid week takes US campuses by storm
- An anonymous source
- Why is Abbas afraid of going through with the Palestinian reconciliation?
- Morocco feels betrayed
- US lauds Israel's colonial violence within a compromised human rights framework
- No princely words about Christian exodus from Bethlehem
- Why did Israel target and kill Hebrew speakers in Gaza?
- Ruthless pragmatism has triumphed over the people's revolutions
- The West Bank: where Israel's Gaza propaganda falls apart
- Palestinians call for protests against US military aid to the Israeli occupation