Soumaya Ghannoushi

Soumaya Ghannoushi

Politics

Tunisia: The Arab world's full-fledged democracy?

Tunisia is not out of the woods yet - its democratic process is still under immense pressure.

Tunisia: The Arab world's full-fledged democracy?

War & Conflict

What gives legitimacy to ISIL's rhetoric?

Failure of top-down modernisation and disintegration of post-colonial national borders have cost the

What gives legitimacy to ISIL's rhetoric?

Politics

The role of the army in Egypt's new politics

Egypt's army played a vital part in ousting Mubarak, but in the landscape now emerging, their role is more complex.

The role of the army in Egypt's new politics

Politics

Dueling legitimacies in Libya

Two sides are fighting a cold war over the nature of Libya's new political order.

Dueling legitimacies in Libya

Politics

Arab nations: New governments, same story

While slow to react to the Arab Spring, US diplomats are working to make sure the region remains under their hegemony.

Arab nations: New governments, same story

Egypt

Rebellion: Smashing stereotypes of Arab women

Women have been at the forefront of various Arab uprisings, forging their own identity in the process.

Rebellion: Smashing stereotypes of Arab women

Politics

Contagious illusions of Gaddafi's power

The resilience of the Libyan regime is creating a false sense of security among other Arab despots, analyst argues.

Contagious illusions of Gaddafi's power

US & Canada

The propagation of neo-Orientalism

The media continually builds an association of Islam with war,instability and repression, creating a false stereotype.

The propagation of neo-Orientalism

Archive

The erosion of the Arab state

The Israeli assault on Lebanon has poignantly brought two truths home: that some Arab states are unable to respond to ever- mounting external threats, and that the burden of homeland protection is increasingly shifting from the standard political order to non-state actors.

The erosion of the Arab state

Archive

US has to choose: Israel or the ME

The G8 convened just as Israel's tanks pounded Palestinian towns, villages and refugee camps, while a few miles away its warplanes set Lebanon’s skies ablaze, turning its nights into an inferno of bombs, death and misery.

US has to choose: Israel or the ME

Archive

Fatuous pap

Calls for reforming Islam have recently been rumbling in every corner of the political and academic establishment in Europe and across the Atlantic.

Fatuous pap

Europe

Islamophobia acting like free speech

The caricatures of Prophet Muhammad first published in the Danish Jyllands-Posten then reprinted in a string of European newspapers have exposed the gulf separating the West from the Muslim world.

Islamophobia acting like free speech