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Katherine Hennessey and Margaret Litvin

years the region itself has been an inexhaustible source of drama and, alas, tragedy. The Arab Spring uprisings of 2011, consumed as spectacle, brought the cable network CNN the highest viewer ratings in its history. 4 As the Grand Mechanism swung

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Ophelia Is Not Dead at 47

An Interview with Nabyl Lahlou

Khalid Amine and Nabyl Lahlou

Translator : Katherine Hennessey

-established, because ‘order’ in non-democratic countries is never stable. Amine: And what impact has Ophelia Is Not Dead had on the Moroccan public, as they continue to feel the effects of the Arab Spring? Lahlou: Making theatre in the Arab-Muslim world requires the

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Safi Mahmoud Mahfouz

increasing concern that the Tunisian revolt, which spurred the Arab Spring and paved the way for a genuine transition to democracy, will end with the creation of fundamentalist Islamic governments, Darragi suggests that incisive, politically engaged

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Othello in Oman

Aḥmad al-Izkī’s Fusion of Shakespeare and Classical Arab Epic

Katherine Hennessey

boil over the following year in the Arab Spring protests; from Kuwait, where political scientist Rania al-Nakib has argued that the state-supported educational system is deliberately designed to ‘mirror and reinforce societal divisions between Kuwaitis

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Shakespeare and War

Honour at the Stake

Patrick Gray

radical Islam, including the suppression of the Green Revolution in Iran, the general failure of the Arab Spring, and the ongoing antidemocratic, Islamist turn in Turkish politics has, to say the least, made things more difficult for those who would defend

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Deborah Evans

is condemned to be free. We certainly see evidence of this in the mass uprisings of the Arab Spring (2011) to which Russo rightly refers. So there is a type of dialectical tension between the desire for freedom (particularly concerning the issues of

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Book Reviews

On 20th Century Revolutionary Socialism, from Poland to Peru and beyond

Jean-Numa Ducange, Camila Vergara, Talat Ahmed, and Christian Høgsbjerg

oppressive material conditions – from Occupy Wall Street and the Arab Spring to the gilets jaune in France and the recent mobilisations against the neoliberal model in Chile. Given that representative democracies and the capitalist mode of production are in

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John Gillespie, Kyle Shuttleworth, Nik Farrell Fox, and Mike Neary

Sartrean themes within contemporary political practice to our present (though the author does, at one stage, discuss Sartre's analysis in relation to the events in Tahrir Square during the recent Arab Spring), as well as projecting his political legacy into

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Counter-Violence and Islamic Terrorism

Is Liberation without Freedom Possible?

Maria Russo

Shia and Sunni. The so-called Arab Spring itself, which could have potentially been a secular revolution, in fact deposed dictatorial regimes such as those of Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak and Libya’s Mu’ammar Gheddafi, only to make room for the Islamic State