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IN THE JOURNAL
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MIDAN
REIMAGINING LIMITS
Rozina Ali
Since Ezzedine Choukri Fishere began publishing fiction in 1995, he has come out with six novels exploring themes from freedom and destiny to identity; critics have viewed his work as indictments against repression, injustice and suffering in Egypt.
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MIDAN
ORIENTAL HALL, ETC.
Rozina Ali, Anny Gaul
Happenings, speakers, and events at the American University in Cairo.
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MIDAN
THEORY Y AND EGYPT’S BUREAUCRACY
Laila El Baradei
If employees are treated with respect, fairness and equity, they will become committed to the organization. In the real world, it turned out not to be that simple, especially in our Egyptian public service organizations.
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MIDAN
A STREET CALLED MOHAMMED MAHMOUD
Amanda E. Rogers
The walls of Mohammed Mahmoud Street, with their vibrant murals portraying the unflinching gaze of blinded protesters, or the serene smiles of winged martyrs, are witness to the wounds of Egypt’s ongoing revolution.
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Q&A;
THROUGH A HOLE IN THE WALL
Dorinda Elliott
Ai Weiwei’s work sweeps from sculpture and installations to Instagram images. Confined to China, he has been hailed as the most powerful artist on the planet. He speaks with journalist Dorinda Elliott about modern art, Chinese culture and snapping subversive selfies.
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ESSAY
THE ART EFFECT
David Joselit
Art in our age is more than the Mona Lisa. The construction of major new museums like the Mathaf Arab Museum of Modern Art in Qatar and even an outpost of the Louvre in Abu Dhabi reflects the expansion of a global civil society.
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ESSAY
COLLAPSING CERTAINTIES
Partha Mitter
Art history that presents the Western canon as universal creates a world of inclusions and exclusions, undermining local voices and practices. Let us consider a redefinition of cosmopolitanism that demands the study of art in its social and cultural setting.
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ESSAY
TEHRAN BAZAAR
Joobin Bekhrad
The capital of the Islamic Republic is the new art mecca? When it comes to culture, it’s not your ayatollah’s Iran anymore. Despite continuing pressures including censorship, the country’s art scene is flourishing.
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ESSAY
REVOLUTION TO REVOLUTION
Nadia Radwan
Artists have spent a century claiming Egypt for the Egyptians. Now the powerful murals of January 25 have created a new public space dedicated to every citizen.
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ESSAY
CONCEPT POP
Ganzeer
Pop Art is fun. But does it embody meaning? The same question can be asked of higher-brow Concept Art. Some Egyptian artists are taking objects like soda cans and bottle caps and making statements relevant to the masses. It could change everything.
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ESSAY
AFTER THE IRAN NUCLEAR DEAL
Seyed Hossein Mousavian
The P5+1 talks are not just about Tehran’s atomic program. A comprehensive agreement should serve as a model for negotiations on a Middle East Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone.
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BOOK REVIEW
WORLD SUPPLY AND CHINESE DEMAND
Neil Bhatiya
Is Beijing’s appetite for commodities pernicious, or simply pragmatic?
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BOOK REVIEW
THE STRUGGLE FOR IRAQ’S FUTURE
Rozina Ali
Does the rise of Islamic extremism prove that Iraqi democracy was doomed to fail?
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THE TAHRIR FORUM
EITHER THE U.S. DEFEATS ISIS, OR IRAN DOES
Nabeel Khoury
The Obama administration’s current efforts against ISIS are of a tactical nature and will not serve to defeat or dislodge it from the areas it now occupies.
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THE TAHRIR FORUM
MUBARAK’S LAST WORD
Tarek Osman
The real value of Mubarak's trial lies in the debate it has unleashed among Egyptians—especially young Egyptians—concerning their attitude toward authority.
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How to Defeat ISIS
The Reluctant Posse
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