Month: December 2016

Former president Morsi’s trial: The criminalisation of the Arab spring

The so-called “January 25th Revolution” has produced little more than a switching of the guards in the presidential palace: on July 3, 2013, following large nationwide protests against the Muslim Brotherhood (MB), the military forces removed Mohamed Morsi, Egypt’s first-ever...

/ 13 December 2016

Will the Battle for Mosul Change the Power of the Kurds in Iraq?

The control of Mosul has been a determinant in the structuring of the Middle Eastern region and subsequently Iraq. The recapturing of Kurdish territories in a fairly quick time demonstrated that the Kurds are not only an increasingly significant political...

/ 8 December 2016

A different kingdom: Bahrain’s many narratives in the Arabian Gulf

The Kingdom of Bahrain is often portrayed as one of the most developed economies in the Arabian Gulf. However, there is an uncomfortable alternative narrative about this small group of islands. A narrative focused on state repression, censorship and political...