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The Western Left and Its Sterile ‘Field of Ideas’

Thursday, 25 June 2015, 7:55 am | Ramzy Baroud

Over the year, I realized that the term ‘left’ is not exclusive to a political ideology, but a mode of thinking championed mostly by self-tailored ‘leftist’ western intellectuals. I grew to dislike it with intensity. More >>

Just Politics: Iran, Like the Rest, Is Not Blameless

Wednesday, 17 June 2015, 10:06 pm | Ramzy Baroud

When the United States government declared its war on Afghanistan in October 2001, thus taking the first step in its so-called ‘war on terror’, following the devastating attacks of September 11 earlier that year, Iran jumped on board. More >>

The Good, Bad and Uncertain about Recognizing ‘Palestine’

Thursday, 4 June 2015, 5:02 pm | Ramzy Baroud

No matter what Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas does, his popularity is declining . In some ways, Abbas’ threshold for popularity was really never impressive to begin with, a trend that is unlikely to change in the near future. More >>

Beyond the Middle East: The Rohingya Genocide

Friday, 29 May 2015, 12:49 pm | Ramzy Baroud

Beyond the Middle East: The Rohingya Genocide By Ramzy Baroud “Nope, nope, nope,” was Australia’s Prime Minister, Tony Abbott’s answer to the question whether his country will take in any of the nearly 8,000 Rohingya refugees stranded at sea. ... More >>

Birzeit Wins Again: Students of the West Bank Unite

Thursday, 7 May 2015, 1:15 pm | Ramzy Baroud

Birzeit Wins Again: Students of the West Bank Unite By Ramzy Baroud In November 1993, I was on a mission. At the age of 21, I wanted to change the world, starting with Birzeit University, the second largest Palestinian university in the West Bank, ... More >>

Collapse of the Obama Doctrine: Yemen War as an Opportunity?

Monday, 13 April 2015, 9:20 am | Ramzy Baroud

To suggest that the United States policies in Yemen was a ‘failure’ is an understatement. It implies that the US had at least attempted to succeed. But ‘succeed’ at what? The US drone war had no other objective aside from celebrating the elimination of ... More >>

Urgent 'Musts' Needed for Palestinians to Defeat Apartheid

Thursday, 2 April 2015, 10:51 am | Ramzy Baroud

Waiting on Israeli society to change from within is a colossal waste of time, during which the suffering of an entire nation - torn between an occupied home and a harsh diaspora - will not cease. But what are Palestinians and the supporters of a just ... More >>

Netanyahu the Mythbuster: 'Special Relationship' No More

Thursday, 26 March 2015, 3:50 pm | Ramzy Baroud

Imagine if an American presidential candidate made a plea to his supporters on election day with the following statement: “The Republican administration is in danger. Black voters are going en masse to the polls. Liberal NGOs are bringing them on buses.” More >>

"IS" as a Western Phenomenon? Reimagining the IS Debate

Saturday, 21 March 2015, 5:53 pm | Ramzy Baroud

No matter how one attempts to wrangle with the so-called ‘Islamic State’ (IS) rise in Iraq and Syria, desperately seeking any political or other context that would validate the movement as an explainable historical circumstance, things refuse to ... More >>

Secret History of My Geography Teacher & Cofounder of Hamas

Friday, 13 March 2015, 3:21 pm | Ramzy Baroud

This is not my geography teacher, or, more accurately it is not at all how I remember him. A series of APA images published by the British Daily Mail and other newspapers showed Hamad al-Hasanat lying dead in a mosque, surrounded by a group of Hamas fighters. ... More >>

The Arab Intellectual is Resting, Not Dead : Ramzy Baroud

Monday, 9 March 2015, 9:47 am | Ramzy Baroud

Whenever a new poem by Mahmoud Darwish was published in al-Quds newspaper, I rushed over to Abu Aymen’s newsstand that was located in the refugee camp’s main square. It was a crowded and dusty place where grimy taxis waited for passengers, surrounded ... More >>

US spin on Middle East violence must change

Thursday, 26 February 2015, 11:08 am | Ramzy Baroud

Truly, US President Barack Obama’s recent call to address the root causes of violence, including that of the so-called “Islamic State” (IS) and al-Qaeda was a step in the right direction, but still miles away from taking the least responsibility ... More >>

Time for Action after Killing of Three US Muslims

Sunday, 22 February 2015, 9:10 am | Ramzy Baroud

The murder of three American Muslims at a University of North Carolina condominium on Tuesday, 10 February, was no ordinary murder, nor is the criminal who killed them an ordinary thug. The context of the killings, the murder itself and the media and ... More >>

Mending ‘Axis of Resistance’: Hamas Returns to the Start

Friday, 13 February 2015, 9:16 am | Ramzy Baroud

Despite its success of rebelling Israeli military advances in Gaza, Hamas’s regional political maneuvers of recent years are not bearing fruits. Jointly isolated by Israel and other Arab parties, unaided by the Palestinian Authority (PA) of Mahmoud Abbas, ... More >>

The ‘Great War’ of Sinai: How to Lose a ‘War on Terror’

Thursday, 5 February 2015, 4:36 pm | Ramzy Baroud

The Sinai Peninsula has moved from the margins of Egyptian body politic to the uncontested center, as Egypt’s strong man - President Abdul Fatah al-Sisi - finds himself greatly undercut by the rise of an insurgency that seems to be growing stronger with time. More >>

Dear Syria: From One Refugee to Another

Thursday, 29 January 2015, 4:46 pm | Ramzy Baroud

Whenever the word ‘refugee’ is uttered, I think of my mother. When Zionist militias began their systematic onslaught and ‘cleansing’ of the Palestinian Arab population of historic Palestine in 1948, she, along with her family, ran away from the once ... More >>

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 >>



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