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.