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Comment: The IHRA's definition of antisemitism is being used to attack free speech, repress social justice work and criminalise Palestine liberation, writes Malia Bouattia.

In-depth: Over a third of Arab Americans polled say they prefer Donald Trump - an indication that many still gravitate towards the Republican Party.

In memoriam: Ghassan Kanafani, Palestinian novelist and political activist

The New Arab

In memoriam: Ghassan Kanafani, Palestinian novelist and political activist

Culture: Ghassan Kanafani was a prolific writer and an activist. If his life hadn't been cut short in an Israeli assassination, he would have celebrated his 83rd birthday this year

Leading Syrian novelist Hanna Mina dies aged 94

The New Arab

Leading Syrian novelist Hanna Mina dies aged 94

Latakian-born writer Hanna Mina has died, ending a long and prolific career producing dozens of books.

Revolution without revolutionaries: Making sense of the Arab Spring

Alain Gresh

Revolution without revolutionaries: Making sense of the Arab Spring

Book review: Asef Bayat takes a fascinating look at the forces driving the Arab Spring, and the reasons for events that followed, writes Alain ...

Muhammed Nafih Wafy

How right is the Left in the Islamic world?

Comment: The Islamic Left may have ended up more Islamic and less leftist, but intellectuals' leftist utopia has long been abandoned even in the West, writes Muhammed Nafih Wafy.

Eric Geoffroy

From the mystical to the political: What is Sufism?

Comment: The call to pluralism within Sufism is celebrated, and different interpretations encouraged, writes Eric Geoffroy.

Kyle W. Orton

It's time to call the PKK by its name

Comment: The recent spillover of the PKK's operations into Europe suggests it's time to reassess the organisation's actions, writes Kyle Orton.

Otman Aitlkaboud

Syria's other battle: Women fighting militarised machismo

Kurdish women in northern Syria are fighting both the fundamentalist tyranny of the Islamic State group and the violent authoritarianism of ...

Joseph Samaha's reflections on nationalism, the left and Islam

Nicolas Dot-Pouillard

Joseph Samaha's reflections on nationalism, the left and Islam

A rare interview has been unearthed from the archives, nine years after the intellectual's death. We bring it to you in full.

Soheil Asefi

A portrait of Iran's incomplete revolution

Nearly four decades after the 1979 revolution in Iran, the story of two cellmates from the first political women's prison symbolises an ...

Assad's 'war' against the Islamic State group in Syria

Salameh Kaileh

Assad's 'war' against the Islamic State group in Syria

Comment: The Syrian regime claims to be fighting the IS group, when in reality it is using it to destroy the Syrian revolution, argues Salameh ...

In memoriam: Ghassan Kanafani, Palestinian novelist and political activist

Federico Ghirardi

In memoriam: Ghassan Kanafani, Palestinian novelist and political activist

Culture: Ghassan Kanafani was a prolific writer and an activist. If his life hadn't been cut short in an assassination, he would have celebrated ...

Captains of industry clamour for a new Cairo

Sam Hamad

Captains of industry clamour for a new Cairo

Comment: A massive economic and social divide in Egypt caused by neo-liberal economic policies has just got worse while Sisi suppresses dissent ...

The rise of nations, with an Arabic twist

Raed Wahsh

The rise of nations, with an Arabic twist

Benedict Anderson's classic text about the development of nationalism has just been translated into Arabic, with an introduction on the Arab ...

Rana Khalid

Arabs retreat from modernity as the West forges on

Arab societies have failed to modernise intellectually, and now we are in the era of fundamentalism and Salafism.

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