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Rohingya and the Burmese Generals

Friday, 20 November 2015, 11:50 am | Ramzy Baroud

Rohingya and the Burmese Generals: How to Forge a Democracy and Get Away with It By Ramzy Baroud Writing in the New York Times in an article entitled, " Myanmar Generals Set the State for Their Own Exit ", Thomas Fuller expressed his and ... More >>

Remaking the Middle East

Thursday, 12 November 2015, 10:45 am | Ramzy Baroud

Remaking the Middle East: How the US Grew Tired and Less Irrelevant By Ramzy Baroud More >>

Co-existence with Apartheid? J K Rowling Owes Apology

Thursday, 5 November 2015, 10:52 am | Ramzy Baroud

Co-existence with Apartheid? J K Rowling Owes Palestinians an Apology, Not an Explanation By Ramzy Baroud More >>

Confronting the Obvious Truth

Thursday, 29 October 2015, 12:08 pm | Ramzy Baroud

Saeb Erekat is an enigmatic character. Despite minimal popularity among Palestinians, he is omnipresent, appears regularly on television and speaks with the moral authority of an accomplished leader whose legacy is rife with accolades and an astute, unwavering ... More >>

Recasting the Rules over Palestine

Thursday, 22 October 2015, 1:11 pm | Ramzy Baroud

My first stop, after living for 22 years in a refugee camp in Gaza, was the city of Seattle, a pleasant, green city, where people drink too much coffee to cope with the long, cold, grey winters. There, for the first time, I stood before an audience ... More >>

Of Course, It is an Intifada: This is What You Must Know

Wednesday, 14 October 2015, 2:36 pm | Ramzy Baroud

Of Course, It is an Intifada: This is What You Must Know By Ramzy Baroud More >>

Listen to Syrians

Thursday, 8 October 2015, 11:25 am | Ramzy Baroud

Imagine the Syrian war from the point of view of ordinary Syrians from a variety of backgrounds. They are most likely to offer a different perspective and to hold entirely different expectations than most other parties involved. More >>

Seven Points Not on the Arab Media Agenda

Monday, 5 October 2015, 3:43 pm | Ramzy Baroud

It has been recently announced that Arab ‘media experts’ plan to ‘celebrate’ Arab Media Day on April 21, 2016. The theme for the first day, of what is meant to be an annual tradition, is: “The Role of the (Arab) Media in Combatting Terrorism”. More >>

Huffington Post Arabic Absurdity

Saturday, 12 September 2015, 2:59 pm | Ramzy Baroud

What does it mean to be a ‘liberal Arab’? Even in the West, definitions of the ‘liberal’ vary. More >>

'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 >>



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