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Muhammad Idrees Ahmad
Muhammad Idrees Ahmad

Glasgow-based writer with a doctorate in sociology and specialisation in international conflicts. Ahmad is a lecturer in Digital Journalism at the University of Stirling and a former research fellow at the University of Denver’s Center for Middle East Studies.

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Are there really 'no good guys' in Syria?

20 April, 2018

Comment: The 'no good guys' argument places the largely peaceful Syrian uprising on the same moral plane as the murderous regime that forced it to militarise, writes Idrees Ahmad.

Syria and beyond: Manufactured doubt and moral atrophy

11 October, 2017

Comment: For Assad's regime, doubt is a political necessity, writes Idrees Ahmad.

For whom the bell tolls in Syria

18 September, 2017

Comment: Syria is a manmade disaster, but perpetrators are unlikely to face justice until bystanders are made to reckon with the consequences of their inaction, writes Muhammad Idrees Ahmad.

The alt-left is real, and it's helping fascists

25 August, 2017

Comment: Much like the right, the alt-left disdains 'globalists', sees internationalism as liberal frivolity, and confines its solidarity to repressive regimes overseas, writes Idrees Ahmad.

Yassin al-Haj Saleh's 'The Impossible Revolution': An incisive work

10 August, 2017

Book review: Saleh's lucid work tackles the questions that most confound western audiences, and is a reminder of the circumstances through which this impossible revolution endured, writes Muhammad Idrees Ahmad.

Chomsky and the Syria revisionists: The Left's moral cul-de-sac

05 May, 2017

Comment: In Chomsky's hierarchy of concerns, it seems a westerner's right to deny genocide is more sacrosanct than a Syrian's right to life and liberty, writes Muhammad Idrees Ahmad.

Chomsky and the Syria revisionists: Regime whitewashing

05 May, 2017

Comment: Chomsky cites Postol because he is a man with credentials, giving conspiracy theories a veneer of scientific plausibility, writes Muhammad Idrees Ahmad.

Dead doctors and a poisoned pen in Aleppo

03 November, 2016

Comment: Syrian regime bombs rain down on Aleppo's hospitals, but renowned journalist, Robert Fisk refuses to tell the full story, writes Idrees Ahmad

Aleppo in a time of monsters

06 May, 2016

Comment: With the world seemingly unwilling to exploit a legal framework to end Syria's carnage, the international community must send missile launchers to the rebels, writes Muhammad Idrees Ahmad.

Muhammad Idrees Ahmad
Muhammad Idrees Ahmad

Glasgow-based writer with a doctorate in sociology and specialisation in international conflicts. Ahmad is a lecturer in Digital Journalism at the University of Stirling and a former research fellow at the University of Denver’s Center for Middle East Studies.

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