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About Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed

Dr Nafeez Ahmed is editor of the crowdfunded investigative journalism project INSURGE intelligence, a weekly columnist for Middle East Eye, and writes the ‘System Shift’ column for VICE’s science and technology magazine, Motherboard. He is the winner of a 2015 Project Censored Award for Outstanding Investigative Journalism for his Guardian work, and was twice selected in the Evening Standard’s most globally influential Londoners, in 2014 and 2015. His work on international terrorism officially contributed to the 9/11 Commission and the 7/7 Coroner’s Inquest. He tweets: @NafeezAhmed

Articles by Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed

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Constitutional conventions: best practice

Theresa May’s counter-extremism plan will create an incompetent police state

After the terrorist attack in Finsbury Park, the Tories proposed a series of policies that would effectively police and criminalise thoughts. This will do nothing whatsoever to address what incubates violent extremism.

Letter to extremists after the London attack

Extremists seek to drive a stake through the arena of co-existence, to sow fear and hatred. But we Londoners are not going to turn on each other, because that’s not what we do.

Donald Trump is not the problem – he’s the symptom

Trump is what happens when you fail to understand our global problems in their interconnected, systemic context.

Donald Trump is going to keep wrecking Afghanistan

As commander-in-chief, dealing with the realities of the region will not be as simple as shifting soundbites.

Trump’s dystopia is coming – but it will destroy itself

Trump will, inevitably, pull the rug out from under his own feet.

ISIS wants to destroy the 'grey zone'. Here's how we defend it

After the Paris attacks, it is imperative that we safeguard this arena of co-existence, where people of all faith and none remain unified on the principles of common humanity.

MI5 Woolwich failure due to geopolitical alliance with Islamist extremists

The strange British reluctance to prosecute banned group Al Muhajiroun activists despite their support for al-Qaeda terrorism seems inexplicable. But is it?

Pakistan and America: costs of militarism

Pakistan’s immense problems can begin to be solved only when powerful interests in Islamabad and Washington end their commitment to armed solutions, says Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed.
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