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Joel Beinin on labor movements in Tunisia and Egypt

Joel Beinin has been a major figure in Middle East studies for several decades. He has been involved with the Middle East Research and Informatio...   [ continue reading...]

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Sectarianization — events in the UK next week

Nader Hashemi and I will be in the UK May 8-11 for a series of launch events and panel discussions for our new book Sectarianization: Mapping the New...   [ continue reading...]

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Moar like Absurdo, amirite?

Originally posted on The Charnel-House: . Fol­low­ing the mis­sile strike on Shayr­at in West­ern Syr­ia last Thursday, a wave of protes...   [ continue reading...]

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Tim Anderson’s Dirty War on Syria

By Brian Slocock Assad regime supporter Tim Anderson, who is on the teaching staff of the University of Sydney, is organising a conference at the University ent...   [ continue reading...]

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A dizzying abundance of events this coming week

There’s never a shortage of rich cultural programming in a cosmopolis like Chicago, but the coming week presents an absolute frenzy…   Mo...   [ continue reading...]

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Children’s trauma is a laughing matter—if you are Vanessa Beeley

by Amr Salahi The notorious Assad regime propagandist Vanessa Beeley has been recently on a speaking tour of the UK. She has been showing up at small venue...   [ continue reading...]

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Sectarianization

My colleague Nader Hashemi and I have a new edited book out examining what we call the sectarianization of Middle East politics. It is published by Hurst i...   [ continue reading...]

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My Interview with Cultural Theorist Tzvetan Todorov (1939–2017)

The recent death of the Bulgarian-French cultural theorist and historian of ideas Tzvetan Todorov at the age of 77 flew largely under the radar of the digi...   [ continue reading...]

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Minimalism At Home, Maximalism abroad: The Curious Case of Islamophobic Anti-Islamophobia

Every once in a while, this space christened the Left—of whose foundational texts and core values I largely hold in regard—feels like a foreign plac...   [ continue reading...]

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The (literal) fascists who took Tulsi Gabbard to meet Assad

It has now been widely reported that Tulsi Gabbard, a member of the US House of Representatives from Hawaii, recently met with Bashar al-Assad du...   [ continue reading...]

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Dancing in Damascus

This review of miriam cooke’s new book was published at the Guardian. Syria’s revolution triggered a volcano of long-repressed thought and emotion i...   [ continue reading...]

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2084: The Recurring Liberal Apocalypse

This was first published at the National. The true subject of science fiction is always the present. Its imagined futures are mirrors to today’s hopes and...   [ continue reading...]

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Glenn Greenwald Sides with the Deep State on Trump and Russia

When it was a race between a middling neoliberal and a neofascist buffoon, the way a certain sort of leftist with a social media presence chose to demonstrate t...   [ continue reading...]

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In Defence of Assaulting Fascists

I take no personal gratification in watching physical assault take place. I recall the trauma of being punched at 14-years old in a racist incident. I was...   [ continue reading...]

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Combating Al-Qaeda in Syria

Leading experts on Syria discuss strategies for combating ISIS and Al Qaeda in Syria   [ continue reading...]

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Culture and Imperialism

A version of this first appeared in The National. During the Cold War there was an attempt by both major powers to instrumentalise art as a means of ideological...   [ continue reading...]

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Russia Is Not Iraq (and Neither Was Syria)

With right-wing authoritarians ruling in Moscow and Washington, leftists should find it easy to oppose these evil empires -- but some, poisoned by pre-election...   [ continue reading...]

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Syria and Leftwing Hasbara

Or how hawkish and dovish leftwing denialists on Syria echo hawkish and dovish Zionists on Palestine   [ continue reading...]

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How it came to this

By Mohja Kahf   It Came to This   i. For Kurdish rights in Syria For Kurds stripped of citizenship since 1963 stripped of their land  ...   [ continue reading...]

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The Moral Dysfunction of Assadism

By Abed Abu-Shehade (translated by Ofer Neiman) During one of the last lectures given at the Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna before his passing...   [ continue reading...]

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