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Bassel Salloukh

Bassel F. Salloukh is Associate Professor of Political Science at the Lebanese American University (LAU) in Beirut. His latest book is the co-authored 'The Politics of Sectarianism in Postwar Lebanon' (Pluto Press, 2015).

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The heart of Lebanon's rural darkness

28 June, 2017

Comment: Chronically neglected, Lebanon's rural areas could hold the key to the country's economic development, but dreary prospects mean young people are making their lives elsewhere, writes Bassel Salloukh.

The US and IS: Weaving conspiracy theories in reverse

30 March, 2017

Comment: Critical historical analysis is the best response to the poisonous conspiracy theories manufactured by the likes of both Bannon and IS, writes Bassel Salloukh.

'Radical Islam', the default demon

17 February, 2017

Comment: For Bannon, 'radical Islam' emerges as a kind of 'default demon', and a Muslim way of life is presented as fundamentally irreconcilable with a Judeo-Christian one, writes Bassel Salloukh.

Obama's other legacy in the Middle East

20 January, 2017

Comment: The outgoing president encouraged us to take responsibility for our own societal change, instead of looking to the US as if it were a global NGO, writes Bassel Salloukh.

2016: Dehumanising the Arabs... again

28 December, 2016

Comment: The dehumanising forces of indifference and sectarianism must force us to start thinking of alternative ways of living together democratically and amicably, writes Bassel Salloukh.

Ziad Rahbani's 'A Long American Movie': A timely release

17 November, 2016

Comment: Set in a psychiatric hospital in Beirut, Rabhani's play is a reminder of how purportedly 'ancient' identities are in fact products of modern political influences, writes Bassel Salloukh.

How neoliberalism defeated itself in Lebanon

30 September, 2016

Comment: Stagnant living standards, evaporating purchasing power and the intensification of the economy's rentier structures - Lebanon's failed economic policies are having a disastrous effect, writes Dr. Bassel F. Salloukh.

The capitalism of our times

24 August, 2016

Comment: With carbon emissions, property construction and the polarisation of wealth all on the rise, Lebanon showcases some of the worst of the global crisis in capitalism, writes Bassel Salloukh.

Who speaks for Syrians?

08 August, 2016

Comment: Bassel F. Salloukh asks who speaks for the silent majority of Syrians, and what role have they been scripted in the game of high politics that is destroying Syria.

Overcoming our underdevelopment

22 July, 2016

Comment: For the global South to make progress, it will require an institutionally strong state, with visionary leadership and economic intervention, writes Bassel F. Salloukh.

What America can't do in the Arab World

26 May, 2016

Comment: Leaders in the Arab world should take their cue from Obama and recognise the limits of America's influence, or risk witnessing further war and destruction, writes Bassel F. Salloukh.

We are all Beirut Madinati

11 May, 2016

Comment: The new movement may not have won elections in Lebanon, but may have offered us a glimpse of the future, writes Bassel F. Salloukh.

Bassel Salloukh
Bassel Salloukh

Bassel F. Salloukh is Associate Professor of Political Science at the Lebanese American University (LAU) in Beirut. His latest book is the co-authored 'The Politics of Sectarianism in Postwar Lebanon' (Pluto Press, 2015).

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