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Comment: The US desperately needs an open and honest debate about the ways race and racism have influenced its foreign policy for centuries, writes Nima Gerami.

Comment: In this three-part series, Dr Azmi Bishara takes a deep dive look at how citizens and states have responded to an unprecedented coronavirus pandemic that is reshaping our world.

Radicalisation, Islamism and transnational politics: The Universal Enemy

Usman Butt

Radicalisation, Islamism and transnational politics: The Universal Enemy

Book Club: Seeing the jihadi project as another form of universalism is the audacious argument by Darryl Li in his new book The Universal Enemy.

In Idlib, Assad's war machine has a lethal message

Sam Hamad

In Idlib, Assad's war machine has a lethal message

Comment: Make no mistake, ethnic cleansing is both the aim and the effect of Assad-Iran-Russia's war effort, writes Sam Hamad.

Saudi political prisoners launch hunger strike

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Saudi political prisoners launch hunger strike

Three Saudi political prisoners, including prominent liberal blogger Raif Badawi, have gone on hunger strike to protest being held in solitary ...

Charlie Hoyle

How will UK elections impact the Middle East?

Brexit has dominated Britain's political landscape since 2016. But with general elections coming up, what can voters expect from the three main parties on foreign policy and the Middle East?

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The Iraq Report: Suspected Israeli airstrikes worry Iraqi politicians

Iraq reacts to suspected Israeli airstrikes as the country's parliament demands extradition of Saddam Hussein's daughter from Jordan.

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Sadr accuses Yazidis of fleeing 'to arms of Israel'

A delegation of Yazidi survivors led by Nobel laureate Nadia Murad has been slammed for visiting Israel.

Usman Butt

State and Tribes in Syria

Book Club: Haian Dukhan's book, State and Tribes in Syria: Informal Alliances and Conflict Patterns, provide a useful introduction into thinking ...

Is anti-Zionism a form of anti-Semitism?

Azmi Bishara

Is anti-Zionism a form of anti-Semitism?

Comment: Just as there are anti-Zionist Jews, in Europe and the US, there are many anti-Semites who admire both Israel and Zionism, notes Azmi ...

Hossam el-Hamalawy

Egypt's dirty war (part II): Surveillance for all

Comment: Sisi's brutal crackdown off and online uses the 'War on terror' to justify violence, and has instilled a climate of fear among the ...

Syrian activists thank late Paddy Ashdown for his support

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Syrian activists thank late Paddy Ashdown for his support

Former Liberal Democrat leader Paddy Ashdown is being remembered by Syrians following his death on Saturday.

Hosting conspiracy theorist Steve Bannon is reckless and irresponsible

Khaled Diab

Hosting conspiracy theorist Steve Bannon is reckless and irresponsible

Comment: Instead of living up to its reputation as a forum for genuine debate, the Oxford Union has succumbed to tabloid sensationalism, writes ...

Beef over Bibles: What's blocking Brazil's Jerusalem embassy move?

Thomas Essel

Beef over Bibles: What's blocking Brazil's Jerusalem embassy move?

Comment: Agricultural exports to the Middle East are big business in Brazil, and Bolsonaro won't risk a policy that could easily backfire, ...

Murder at the consulate: The questions that occupy us

Azmi Bishara

Murder at the consulate: The questions that occupy us

Many have raised questions about the logic behind murdering Jamal Khashoggi in the consulate, but what kind of leader makes such a criminal yet ...

Sam Hamad

In Syria, Russia using peace to prepare for war

Comment: Russia's commitment to the 'buffer zone' in Idlib has little to do with any genuine will to avoid humanitarian catastrophe, writes Sam Hamad.

James Snell

The Death of Truth by Michiko Kakutani

Book Club: Michiko Kakutani's exploration of the 'post-truth world' is more referential than declarative, writes James Snell.

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Trump's Supreme Court pick spreads insecurity, fear among Muslims

US progressives and liberals brace themselves as President Donald Trump prepares to appoint a second Supreme Court justice.

Sam Hamad

Russia's world cup has Syrian blood on its hands

Comment: Russia's World Cup adds to its global panoply of PR, designed to normalise all its actions, including the Syrian genocide, writes Sam ...

On the attack against the Arab Centre

Marwan Kabalan

On the attack against the Arab Centre

Attacks against the Arab Centre for Research and Policy are not new. What is new however, is the siding of Western institutions with ...

CJ Werleman

Denmark's burqa ban: A lurch towards secular extremism

Comment: Denmark is the latest European country to have exploited fears over refugees and terrorism for right-wing political gain, writes CJ ...

Moderating Islam: Saudi Prince Mohammed walks on shaky ground

James M. Dorsey

Moderating Islam: Saudi Prince Mohammed walks on shaky ground

Comment: If Mohammed bin Salman continues to whitewash his family's role, whip former allies into subservience and suppress expressions of ...

Holy week hypocrisy, Canadian style

Hadani Ditmars

Holy week hypocrisy, Canadian style

Comment: Religious leaders in Canada are right to speak out against hate crimes at home, but their double standards when it comes to ...

Pakistan clerics issue Muslim fatwa forbidding suicide bombings

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Pakistan clerics issue Muslim fatwa forbidding suicide bombings

In Pakistan's latest move to crackdown on extremism, thousands of clerics have come together and issued a ruling on suicide bombings as ...

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