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Latest update : 2011-09-29

Spring in Saudi Arabia?

They’ll soon have the right to vote - but not to drive. Women’s rights advocate Wajeha al-Huwaider berates the deliberate pace of reform in her kingdom. But fellow Saudi Naila Al Faifi defends what she describes as an evolutionary process.

  • Wajeha AL-HUWAIDER. Saudi writer and women's rights activist - from Dhahran, Saudi Arabia;
  • Naila Al FAIFI. Saudi English teacher - from Manama, Bahrain;
  • Walid PHARES. Professor, National Defense University;
  • Stéphane LACROIX. Professor, Paris School of International Affairs (PSIA) at Sciences Po and author of "Awakening Islam: The politics of religious dissent in contemporary Saudi Arabia".

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2016-08-25 Burqa

France's Burkini Ban: Identity politics go to the beach (part 1)

Identity politics have hit the beach this summer. After burkini bans in seaside resorts, France's highest administrative chamber is hearing arguments against the measures. But...

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2016-08-25 Burqa

France's Burkini Ban: Identity politics go to the beach (part 2)

Identity politics have hit the beach this summer. After burkini bans in seaside resorts, France's highest administrative chamber is hearing arguments against the measures. But...

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2016-08-24 Syria

Biden in Turkey: NATO allies at odds over Syria Kurds, exiled cleric (part 1)

When the Joe Biden landed in Ankara, it was the deputy mayor who went to greet him, a glaring protocol snub to express Turkey's displeasure over American refusal to extradite...

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2016-08-24 Fethullah Gulen

Biden in Turkey: NATO allies at odds over Syria Kurds, exiled cleric (part 2)

When the Joe Biden landed in Ankara, it was the deputy mayor who went to greet him, a glaring protocol snub to express Turkey's displeasure over American refusal to extradite...

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2016-08-23 Syria

Syria: What about the Kurds? Fighting on three fronts (part 1)

As the skies over Syria get yet more crowded, we may be witnessing another turning point in a conflict now in its sixth year. Turkish planes have been both Isis and Kurds inside...

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