Picks of the week, 12-18 January

Abderrahim Chalfaouat, Morocco’s complex media politics of anti-Sisi rhetoric, Middle East Monitor, 12 January 2015.
Ahmed Rashi, Waking Up to the New al-Qaeda, The New York Review of Books, 12 January 2015.
Ali Mamouri and Pascale Menassa (translator), Shiite leaders forbid insults against Sunnis, Al-Monitor, 13 January 2015.
Vera Mironova, Loubna Mrie, Richard Nielson and Sam Whitt, Syria’s Democracy Jihad: Why ISIS Fighters Support the Votes, Foreign Affairs, 13 January 2015.
Living in the Shadows: Jordan Home Visits Report 2014, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), 14 January 2014.
Richard Spencer, Revealed: Saudi Arabia’s ‘Great Wall’ to keep out Isil, The Telegraph, 14 January 2015.
Daniel Wagner, Bahrain’s Daesh Dilemma, The Huffington Post, 15 January 2015.
Brian Fishman, Jihadis Are Not Only Attacking the Media; They Are Using It, War on the Rocks, 15 January 2015.
Alon Ben-Meir, Netanyahu’s Policies Are Fueling Anti-Semitism, Your Middle East, 15 January 2015.
Aaron Stein, Turkey’s Proxy War in Libya, War on the Rocks, 15 January 2015.
Sandro Lutyens, The making and unmaking of a Tunisian Salafi, al-Araby al-Jadeed, 16 January 2015.
Winter storms bring tragedy and loss to Palestine refugees across the region, United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), 16 January 2015.United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), 16 January 2015.
Heba Afify, 30 hours of train trauma, Mada Masr, 17 January 2015.

Tunisian Salafis
Salafis in Tunisia have increased in number since 2011 and become more vocal (via al-Araby al-Jadeed)

Did you read an interesting news article, op-ed, analysis or report in the last week that you’d like to share? Provide a link in the comments section below!

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