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Lessons that Hollande Failed to Learn from W. Bush’s Plunder

Thursday, 22 January 2015, 10:11 am | Ramzy Baroud

Francois Hollande is not a popular president. No matter how hard the ‘socialist’ leader tries to impress, there never seems to be a no solid constituency that backs him. He attempted to mask his initial lack of experience in foreign affairs with ... More >>

War Begets War: It’s Not about Islam; It Never Was

Sunday, 18 January 2015, 5:01 pm | Ramzy Baroud

It is still not about Islam, even if the media and militants attacking western targets say so. Actually, it never was. But it was important for many to conflate politics with religion; partly because it is convenient and self-validating. More >>

The Problem with Mahmoud Abbas and His Authority

Wednesday, 7 January 2015, 2:59 pm | Ramzy Baroud

It was the moment many had been waiting for. On January 2, Palestine’s United Nations envoy, Riyad Mansour formally requested membership at the International Criminal Court (ICC). More >>

“Dos” and “Don’ts”: When Writing about the Middle East

Friday, 2 January 2015, 12:48 pm | Ramzy Baroud

Writing and reporting about the Middle East is not an easy task, especially during these years of turmoil and upheaval. Following and reporting on these constant changes without a deep and compassionate understanding of the region will achieve little ... More >>

Five Reasons Why 2014 was a Game Changer in Palestine

Wednesday, 24 December 2014, 12:10 pm | Ramzy Baroud

In terms of losses in human lives, 2014 has been a horrific year for Palestinians, surpassing the horrors of both 2008 and 2009, when an Israeli war against the Gaza Strip killed and wounded thousands. More >>

Whitewashing CIA torture:“We are [not so] awesome” after all

Friday, 19 December 2014, 5:41 pm | Ramzy Baroud

The logic that torture is a “stain” on US history is the heart of the problem, since it blocks an honest reading of whatever “values” Washington actually stands for. More >>

The Mockingjay of Palestine: “If we burn, you burn with us”

Thursday, 4 December 2014, 1:22 pm | Ramzy Baroud

Raed Mu’anis was my best friend. The small scar on top of his left eyebrow was my doing at the age of five. I urged him to quit hanging on a rope where my mother was drying our laundry. He wouldn’t listen, so I threw a rock at him. More >>

PFLP soul-searching: rise and fall of Palestine’s socialists

Friday, 28 November 2014, 4:57 pm | Ramzy Baroud

When news reports alleged that the two cousins behind the Jerusalem synagogue attack on 18 November were affiliated with the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, a level of confusion reigned. Why the PFLP? Why now? More >>

Talk of a Third Intifada: Where to from Here, Palestine?

Thursday, 20 November 2014, 5:53 pm | Ramzy Baroud

When a journalist tries to do a historian’s job, the outcome can be quite interesting. Using history as a side note in a brief news report or political analysis oftentimes does more harm than good. More >>

The Age of TV Jokers: Arab Media on the Brink

Thursday, 13 November 2014, 5:25 pm | Ramzy Baroud

As I was finalizing my research for this article, I found myself browsing through a heap of hilarious videos by mostly Egyptian TV show hosts Tawfiq Okasha and Amr Adeeb. More >>

Fighting for Survival in the Sinai: Egypt’s Convenient War

Thursday, 30 October 2014, 2:19 pm | Ramzy Baroud

Sinai is both heaven and hell. This triangular desert boasts an arid landscape of hopeless horizons often interrupted by leftover military hardware from previous wars. The land is comprised of breathtaking beaches, incredible history, and a fusion of ... More >>

Britain’s Real Promise to Israel; Symbolic Vote on Palestine

Thursday, 23 October 2014, 2:09 pm | Ramzy Baroud

The text of the letter was short and precise, leaving no room for any misinterpretation in the “promise” made by Britain’s Foreign Secretary, Arthur James Balfour to a powerful representative of the Jewish community in Britain, Lord Rothschild ... More >>

‘Islamic State’ Sectarianism is Not Coincidental

Friday, 17 October 2014, 4:52 pm | Ramzy Baroud

Consider this comical scene described by Peter Van Buren, a former US diplomat, who was deployed to Iraq on a 12-month assignment in 2009-10: Van Buren led two Department of State teams assigned with the abstract mission of the ‘reconstruction’ of ... More >>

The Token Palestinian and Authentic Narrative

Friday, 10 October 2014, 11:36 am | Ramzy Baroud

Nothing about Us without Us: The Token Palestinian and Authentic Narrative By Ramzy Baroud 10 October 2014 More >>

What if ‘Islamic State’ Didn’t Exist?

Thursday, 2 October 2014, 10:44 am | Ramzy Baroud

In order to answer this question, one has to liberate the argument from its geopolitical and ideological confines. More >>

Nakhwa without Borders: Gaza and the End of ‘Arab Gallantry’

Thursday, 25 September 2014, 10:50 am | Ramzy Baroud

By Ramzy Baroud On its own the Arabic word al-Nakhwa, means “gallantry.” Combined with the word “al-Arabiya” - “Arab gallantry” - the term becomes loaded with meanings, cultural and even political implications and subtext. But what is one to ... More >>

Another Failed War to Re-Arrange the Middle East

Friday, 19 September 2014, 11:56 am | Ramzy Baroud

Convenient Genocide: Another Failed War to Re-Arrange the Middle East By Ramzy Baroud 19 September 2014 More >>

Losing the Plot: Israel's Premier to Face New Gaza Reality

Friday, 12 September 2014, 9:47 am | Ramzy Baroud

Losing the Plot: Israel's Premier to Face New Gaza Reality By Ramzy Baroud 11 September 2014 More >>

Winners and Losers in Gaza: On Victory and False Victory

Thursday, 4 September 2014, 1:39 pm | Ramzy Baroud

Winners and Losers in Gaza: On Victory and False Victory By Ramzy Baroud 4 September, 2014 More >>

Fearing Political Islam: Why Was Gaza Betrayed

Thursday, 28 August 2014, 9:39 am | Ramzy Baroud

Ask any Arab ruler, and they will tell you of the great sacrifices their countries have made for Palestine and the Palestinians. However, both history and present reality are testaments, not only to Arab failure to live up to the role expected of them ... More >>



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