Author profile: Atef Alshaer

Atef Alshaer is a Lecturer in Arabic Language and Culture at the University of Westminster. He has several publications on the Arab world in the field of literature, language and Politics. He was educated at Birzeit University in Palestine and SOAS, University of London, where he obtained his PhD and taught for a number of years.

Lebanon’s Hizbullah

Lebanon’s Hizbullah

Ethnic motivations underlying Hizbullah’s politics acting upon the perceived interests of the Shiite community in Lebanon are likely to further erode its legitimacy.

The Palestinian Narrative of Reconciliation

The Palestinian Narrative of Reconciliation

The Hamas-Fatah reconciliation, if implemented, will have serious consequences for the Palestinians who have been deeply hurt by the division and its ramifications.

Syria: The Weeping Child of Our Conscience

Syria: The Weeping Child of Our Conscience

The UN has confirmed that over one million Syrian children are now refugees. The failure to provide a humanitarian response is a crime of conscience.

Egypt: Retreat from Democracy

Egypt: Retreat from Democracy

Though the toppling of Morsi is alarming and sets in motion a negative pattern, it is unlikely to freeze the democratic process to the point where the old status quo prevails indefinitely.

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