Gilbert Achcar is Professor of Development Studies and International Relations at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. His most recent book is Morbid Symptoms: Relapse in the Arab Uprising, US, UK. His previous books have been translated into more than fifteen languages. Also by the same author, The People Want: A Radical Exploration of the Arab Uprising (Saqi and University of California Press), The Clash of Barbarisms: The Making of the New World Disorder (2nd ed., Saqi, 2006) and The Arabs and the Holocaust: The Arab-Israeli War of Narratives (Saqi, 2010). He is the chairperson of the Centre for Palestine Studies at SOAS.
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A complementarity between the anti-semitic desire to get rid of the Jews and the Zionist project of sending all Jews...
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The Syrian army and its power pyramid
To continue our examination of the Syrian army, a contesting view to that of Kamal Alam in an excerpt from Gilbert...
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Nasserism, by far, is the main form of progressive political consciousness that one can find in Egypt, when it takes...
Published in: HomeWelcoming the vote of the British Parliament while supporting the Syrian uprising
The best way to “punish” the Syrian regime is to enable the popular uprising to break it, not to bomb the country.
Israel: the writing on the wall
Successive Israeli cabinets have worked to enforce on the ground in Jerusalem and the Occupied Territories a...