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Book review: This is a compelling story about conflict and displacement, that teaches us about the importance of optimism, writes Usman Butt.

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

Syria: The making and unmaking of a refugee state

Usman Butt

Syria: The making and unmaking of a refugee state

Book review: What can the Ottomans teach us about welcoming and integrating refugees? Dawn Chatty's book gives us some clues, writes Usman Butt.

Prevent is the virus, not the vaccine

Ruqaya Izzidien

Prevent is the virus, not the vaccine

Comment: The doctor-patient relationship should be one of trust, not an opportunity for the government to monitor political beliefs, writes ...

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 ...

Malia Bouattia

Deport, deprive, extradite: Terror suspects and the security state

Book review: Nisha Kapoor's book exposes how racialised subjects are dehumanised, and how the state's securitisation agenda seeks to police and undermine political dissent, writes Malia Bouattia.

Sophia Akram

Cracks in the wall: Beyond apartheid in Palestine/Israel

Book review: Ben White's refreshing analysis provides something that we should all want to hear: Israel could be losing at its ...

James Snell

A Line in the River: Khartoum, City of Memory

Book review: Jamal Mahjoub's new book mixes travelogue, memoir and literary non-fiction to paint a vivid picture of ...

James M. Dorsey

Astronomy: The outer frontier of Saudi liberalisation

Comment: Saudi Arabia's hardline religious conservatives have traditionally thwarted the quest for knowledge in astronomy because it threatens ...

The wrong story: Palestine, Israel and the media

Sophia Akram

The wrong story: Palestine, Israel and the media

Book review: Greg Shupak's new book is a highly relevant and necessary account of how the media is feeding us the ...

Usman Butt

Book review: The unexpected love objects of Dunya Noor

Book review: Dunya embarks on a journey across Syria and encounters indifference, fear and some unexpected twists, writes ...

Iranian metaphysicals: Explorations in science, Islam, and the uncanny

Usman Butt

Iranian metaphysicals: Explorations in science, Islam, and the uncanny

Book review: Doostdar explores Iran's new spiritual environment, and the widely held assumptions about rationality, and the ...

Trump 'morally unfit' for office: Fired FBI chief Comey

The New Arab

Trump 'morally unfit' for office: Fired FBI chief Comey

Fired former FBI chief James Comey lashed out at Donald Trump, calling him "morally unfit" to be president and describing him as a serial liar.

Breaking with tradition: Robert Irwin rethinks Ibn Khaldun

Usman Butt

Breaking with tradition: Robert Irwin rethinks Ibn Khaldun

Book review: Irwin revisits the Arab world's most famous thinker, and tries to dismantle the idea of him as a modern man ...

A journey into Russia's Muslim heartlands

Usman Butt

A journey into Russia's Muslim heartlands

Book review: Tackling themes such as religious diversity under authoritarianism, tolerance and radicalisation, Dominic Rubin's ...

James Snell

Covering the ground in Iraq and Syria

Book Review: Jonathan Spyer's book is a necessary assessment, and a testament to the author's willingness to risk capture, or worse, while covering the ground writes James Snell.

Usman Butt

Longing for the Lost Caliphate

Book review: The book succeeds in exploring little-known (outside the Arab Word) reactions to the fall of the ...

Usaid Siddiqui

Book review: Gaza: An inquest into its martyrdom

Book review: Norman Finkelstein's work is an incisive guide to Gaza's destruction, offering crucial analysis rarely found in ...

Usman Butt

How the House of Government helps us understand revolution

Book review: Yuri Slezkine sheds light on the nature of revolution itself, writes Usman Butt.

Israeli attorney general praises police graft probe into Netanyahu

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Israeli attorney general praises police graft probe into Netanyahu

Top lawyer praises investigations into alleged corruption offences committed by Israel's PM following police recommendations that the leader be ...

Usman Butt

Trump: The president who wasn't meant to be

Book review: Understanding the Trump doctrine requires moving the spotlight away from the theatrics of the man himself, writes ...

Chronicles of the Egyptian Revolution

Laith Saud

Chronicles of the Egyptian Revolution

Book review: Bassiouni's account of Egypt's revolution is an engaging insight into Egypt's Arab Spring and its aftermath, from ...

Steve Bannon quits Breitbart after explosive Trump <em>book</em>

The New Arab

Steve Bannon quits Breitbart after explosive Trump book

Former Trump strategist Steve Bannon is out of far-right website Breitbart, after an explosive on the president was released.

<em>Book</em> <em>review</em>: Fire and Fury, but little else

James Snell

Book review: Fire and Fury, but little else

Book review: Wolff's book purports to be an account of the Trump administration written by someone who roamed the ...

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