Arash Beidollahkhani, a Ph.D. candidate in Political Science at the University of Tehran, connects the Arab Spring to Occupy and other protests globally. See Part I for the first installment of his article.
I've just finished a review of a recent monograph on a mediaeval Arabic scholar in which I noted a few translation and typographical errors, commended the philology involved, and gave a synopsis of the contents. So much, so unsurprising; this is the way my field works.
The Leveson Inquiry into the culture, practice, and ethics of the press in the United Kingdom has just issued its report. The inquiry was occasioned by the phone-hacking scandal that engulfed the UK tabloid press (especially Rupert Murdoch's titles) in 2011.
Alexander Key is a scholar of Classical Arabic literature, working on comparative poetics.