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'Islamic State' Pretence and the Upcoming Wars in Libya

Saturday, 29 August 2015, 11:09 am | Ramzy Baroud

Another war is in the making in Libya: the questions are ‘how’ and ‘when’? While the prospect of another military showdown is unlikely to deliver Libya from its current security upheaval and political conflict, it is likely to change the ... More >>

The Rise and Fall of Arab Revolutionary Discourse

Saturday, 15 August 2015, 12:36 pm | Ramzy Baroud

Strange how intellectual discussion concerning the so-called “Arab Spring” has almost entirely shifted in recent years - from one concerning freedom, justice, democracy and rights in general, into a political wrangle between various antagonist camps. More >>

Palestinian Bubble and the Burning of Toddler Ali Dawabsha

Saturday, 8 August 2015, 10:50 am | Ramzy Baroud

One-and-a-half year old Ali Saad Dawabsha became the latest victim of Israeli violence on July 31. He was burnt to death. Other members of his family were also severely burnt in a Jewish settlers’ attack on their home in the village of Duma, near Nablus, ... More >>

Darker Horizons Ahead: Rethinking the War on ‘IS’

Thursday, 30 July 2015, 3:20 pm | Ramzy Baroud

As much of the Middle East sinks deeper into division between competing political camps, the so-called ‘Islamic State’ (‘IS’) continues its unhindered march towards a twisted version of a Muslim caliphate. Many thousands have lost their lives, ... More >>

A Chance for Arab-Iranian Reconciliation

Thursday, 23 July 2015, 8:45 am | Ramzy Baroud

“The Americans have taken the Shia Muslim side in the Middle East’s sectarian war,” declared Robert Fisk in the “Independent” newspaper on July 15, a day after the US and five major world powers reached a landmark agreement with Iran about ... More >>

The Logic of Life and Death in Gaza

Thursday, 16 July 2015, 2:26 pm | Ramzy Baroud

Another row is brewing between Israel and the Palestinian Resistance Movement, Hamas, over the release of Avraham Mengitsu, an Israeli citizen who, according to Israeli military sources, ‘slipped into Gaza’ on September 7, 2014. More >>

No ‘Crisis in Islam’: Just Apathy of So-called ‘Historians’

Wednesday, 8 July 2015, 11:01 am | Ramzy Baroud

On the “ BBC This Week ” program, historian Tom Holland labored to counter the argument that the so-called Islamic State should not be labeled as such: “The Islamic State”. Holland’s logic in the program seemed more philosophical, concerned with ... More >>

Baskin’s Generous Offer

Monday, 6 July 2015, 10:23 am | Ramzy Baroud

It would be fair to assume that Gershon Baskin’s recent article in the Jerusalem Post - Encountering Peace: Obviously no peace now, so what then? (June 24) – is not a mere intellectual exercise aimed at finding ‘creative’ solutions to the ... More >>

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 >>

 

 

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