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Interview: None of the violence or dysfunction we are currently witnessing around the world is new and can be repeatedly found in history, Pankaj Mishra told Emran Feroz.

Comment: Women's rights activists in Iraq insist on the necessity of civil struggle, linking their fight for equality with that of the fight for a civil state, writes Zahra Ali.

Syria's war has produced no victory, only victims

Sam Hamad

Syria's war has produced no victory, only victims

Comment: Bashar al-Assad may have emerged from Syria's war 'victorious', but the country he controls is not the one it once was, writes Sam Hamad.

What was wrong with the Balfour declaration?

Suzan Quitaz

What was wrong with the Balfour declaration?

In-depth: One hundred years on, the declaration which eventually led to the creation of Israel remains fiercely contested. Suzan Quitaz examines ...

Stop the War Coalition is not against Western intervention

Omar Sabbour

Stop the War Coalition is not against Western intervention

Comment: As Raqqa gets destroyed, the Stop the War Coalition is nowhere to be heard, leaving Syria solidarity protesters to demonstrate in front ...

Ben Clarke

From Balfour to Boris: Britain's broken promises in Palestine

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.

Sam Hamad

Jeremy Corbyn's silence on Syria is hypocritical

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

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 ...

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 ...

Isolating radicals: America's new academic blacklisting

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 ...

Jerusalemites show the Syrian revolution has not been forgotten

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 ...

Isolating radicals: America's new academic blacklisting

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 decades of frozen ties.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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

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 ...

Chomsky and the Syria revisionists: Regime whitewashing

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 ...

Remembering Iraq's 14 years of terror, not freedom

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 ...

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