Stephen Zunes is a professor of politics at the University of San Francisco, where he coordinates the Middle Eastern Studies program, and co-chairs the academic advisory committee for the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict.
Powerful nonviolent resistance to armed conflict in Yemen
As with the initial uprising against the Saleh regime four years ago, an unarmed civil society movement rises up to...
How to discredit your democratic opponents in Egypt
The Egyptian military regime is pushing conspiracy theories to discredit their democratic, non-violent opponents....
Published in: HomeMandela’s utilitarianism and the struggle for liberation
“Mandela was a great leader because he recognized that the movement had become a civil insurrection, a largely...
Ruthless regimes not impervious to civil resistance: A reply to Maged Mandour
There is little systematic evidence to suggest that “ruthlessness” is, in and of itself, a critical variable.
The Maldives: a serial coup in progress?
Should Britain, the United States and others who claim to be concerned, stand by and allow reactionary forces to...
Published in: HomeOn Syria, most thoughtful people are torn
Foreign military intervention would prolong the war and increase the carnage still further. But this does not mean...