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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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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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