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The long read: In its centenary year, Professor Avi Shlaim examines the impact of the Balfour Declaration and Britain's 'deviousness, duplicity and double-standards' in Palestine, writes Ben Clarke.

Comment: Jeremy Corbyn believes one cannot be selective on human rights issues - which makes his position on Syria all the more troubling, writes Sam Hamad.

California's Muslims confront growing militarisation of law enforcement

Mohammed Harun Arsalai

California's Muslims confront growing militarisation of law enforcement

As police and military groups from around the world gather to buy weapons and share tips, community groups are facing growing violence, writes Mohammed Harun Arsalai.

The end of American empire, and beginning of what?

Robert Springborg

The end of American empire, and beginning of what?

Comment: As the US' imperial might in the Middle East declines, and Russia and China's stars rise, what does the Middle East's future hold? asks ...

Speaking music to power: A study in Reformations

Hadani Ditmars

Speaking music to power: A study in Reformations

Blog: 500 years after the start of the Protestant Reformation, music still fuels protest and foments revolution, writes Hadani Ditmars.

Sam Hamad

Trump follows in Obama's footsteps and abandons Syria's rebels

Comment: Trump's decision to end the CIA programme that armed anti-Assad rebels, coupled with strict instructions not to fight Assad, leaves Syria's rebels abandoned, writes Sam Hamad.

Steven Salaita

Isolating radicals: America's new academic blacklisting

Comment: Whether they are challenging whiteness, settler colonialism or capitalism, 'disruptive' intellectuals are being blacklisted and even ...

Diana Alghoul

Jerusalemites show the Syrian revolution has not been forgotten

Jerusalemites are showing the world that the call for freedom will never be forgotten and the call for the fall of the Assad regime is not one ...

Steven Salaita

Isolating radicals: America's new academic blacklisting

Comment: Whether they are challenging whiteness, settler colonialism or capitalism, 'disruptive' intellectuals are being blacklisted and even ...

Deconstructing the idea of foreign fighters in Syria

Tristan Dunning

Deconstructing the idea of foreign fighters in Syria

Comment: Facile interpretations of jihadist motivations are dangerous and counterproductive, writes Tristan Dunning.

Charlie Hoyle

Modi's Israel visit marks dramatic break from past relations

Modi will arrive in Israel on Tuesday in the first visit to the country by an Indian prime minister, marking a turning point in relations after ...

No, The Handmaid's Tale isn't a warning about Muslims

Yousef Khalil

No, The Handmaid's Tale isn't a warning about Muslims

Comment: Conservatives' criticism of The Handmaid's Tale reflects their lack of introspection, and a blinkered understanding of Islam, writes ...

UK election results could profoundly alter Middle East policy

Tom Charles

UK election results could profoundly alter Middle East policy

Comment: If the opportunity is there, Labour should form a minority government, and immediately implement profound change in the UK's Middle ...

Cross-resistance: Filipino prisoners stand in solidarity with Palestinian hunger-strikers

The New Arab

Cross-resistance: Filipino prisoners stand in solidarity with Palestinian hunger-strikers

Filipino political prisoners extended their solidarity to Palestinian hunger strikers in Israeli prisons on Wednesday, describing their similar ...

The poisonous 'peace process' is an insult to Syrians

Sam Hamad

The poisonous 'peace process' is an insult to Syrians

Comment: Geneva is irrelevant because it presupposes that Assad wants peace, while the rebels know that every aspect of his regime is geared ...

Imogen Lambert

Labour's cluelessness on Syria is not an innocent mistake

Labour uses opposition to intervention as a false argument for sparing the Syrian regime from accountability, while many of its symbols associate themselves with dubious regime-affiliated entities, says Imogen Lambert

Muhammad Idrees Ahmad

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

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 ...

Muhammad Idrees Ahmad

Chomsky and the Syria revisionists: Regime whitewashing

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

Tallha Abdulrazaq

Remembering Iraq's 14 years of terror, not freedom

Comment: Iraqis were promised democracy, freedom and human rights by the US and its allies, instead they got a decade and a half of death and ...

Europe's border regime leaves the Mediterranean a (profitable) graveyard

Tommaso Segantini

Europe's border regime leaves the Mediterranean a (profitable) graveyard

Comment: Europe's militarised fortress keeps out the global poor and the victims of war, while private companies fuel conflicts and profit from ...

The New Arab

#Trending: make love not war, Iranians tell Americans

Some Iranians have taken to Twitter to thank Americans who stood up against Donald Trump's travel ban and counter the hateful rhetoric between ...

Arab autocrats and Trump: Cut from the same cloth

Yousef Khalil

Arab autocrats and Trump: Cut from the same cloth

Comment: Of course some Gulf monarchies support Trump's ban, they stand side-by-side with him against the aspirations of the Arab Spring, writes ...

Iran's quest for foreign naval bases

Naveed Ahmad

Iran's quest for foreign naval bases

Comment: A wide-ranging analysis of potential overseas Iranian assets shows Tehran's capabilities may not match its ambitions - yet, writes ...

Syrians in Europe: We've been here before

Anisa Abeytia

Syrians in Europe: We've been here before

Comment: A Syrian refugee once ushered in a golden age for Europe, and with a supportive policy framework, today's refugees can invigorate ...

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