Yousef Khalil is a New York-based writer and recent graduate of The New School's Graduate Program in International Affairs, interested in the Arab Spring and Palestine.
Comment: Both the New Atheist and New Optimist schools of thought serve as a thin veneer for a highly unjust distribution of power and wealth, writes Yousef Khalil.
Comment: Conservatives' criticism of The Handmaid's Tale reflects their lack of introspection, and a blinkered understanding of Islam, writes Yousef Khalil.
Comment: The consensus that would be required to establish a NATO-like Arab force is sorely lacking, especially on the issue of Syria, writes Yousef Khalil.
Comment: Though the Jordanian regime survived the mass protests of 2011, the fundamental economic problems it faces have not been resolved at all, writes Yousef Khalil.
Comment: Trump and Assad branding critical reporting as "fake news," manufactures skepticism and blurs the line between their propaganda and real journalism, writes Yousef Khalil.
Comment: Of course some Gulf monarchies support Trump's ban, they stand side-by-side with him against the aspirations of the Arab Spring, writes Yousef Khalil.