Wednesday,19 September, 2018
Current issue | Issue 1226, (18-31 December 2014)
Wednesday,19 September, 2018
Issue 1226, (18-31 December 2014)

Ahram Weekly


Ahmed Eleiba reviews the current roll call of violent militant and jihadist groups across the Arab region

Rather than seeing the continent’s militant Islamist movements as isolated incidents, policy-makers and social scientists have started to see patterns and a common thread,

The catastrophic Syrian conflict morphed into overlapping wars, mostly fought by proxies, and now international forces are entering into the fray, writes Bassel Oudat from Damascus

Violence and political deadlock exacerbated the chaos in Iraq this year, writes Salah Nasrawi

Houthi rebels are defying government forces on various fronts and Iran’s influence in Yemen seems to be on the rise, writes Medhat Al-Zahed

Libya tipped over the precipice into open civil war in 2014, with the country divided between east and west and two conflicts raging, writes Kamel Abdallah

Israel’s attempts to separate Gaza from the West Bank is part of its strategy to encourage a piecemeal solution to the Palestinian question, writes Mohamed Gomaa

Hopes of ending the violence in Sudan have not been realised because of the country’s partition, writes Hani Raslan

Nigeria and Senegal have shown that Ebola is not an invincible adversary, using policies that should be extended to other West African countries, writes Gamal Nkrumah

From former US president Carter to the Islamic State, US foreign policy in the Arab region has been grounded on 35 years of building US military bases and sowing disaster, writes David Vine

Flashes of hope brightened the African scene in 2014 despite many formidable problems, writes Haytham Nuri

Minority rights in the Arab world are ultimately a matter of recognising equal citizenship, writes Dina Ezzat

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