Author: Gilbert Achcar
The United Nations-NATO military intervention in the Libyan civil war has posed a challenging question for socialists in Canada – all the more given the active participation of the Canadian armed forces in the air war. This raises some difficult questions – should socialists in Canada have supported the March 17 U.N. Security Council initiative … Keep reading »
Toronto — 13 February 2011. With Gilbert Achcar – Professor of Development Studies, University of London, author of The Clash of Barbarisms: The Making of the New World Disorder and The Arabs and the Holocaust: the Arab-Israeli War of Narratives. Moderated by Mary-Jo Nadeau – CAIA. Sponsored by: Centre for Social Justice; Coalition Against Israeli … Watch video »
Farooq Sulehria (FS): Do you think that Mubarak’s pledge on February 1st not to contest the next election represented a victory for the movement, or was it just a trick to calm down the masses as on the very next day demonstrators in Al-Tahrir Square were brutally attacked by pro-Mubarak forces? Gilbert Achcar (GA): The … Keep reading »
Barack Obama’s speech in Cairo on the 4th of June 2009 definitely lived up to expectations – provided we agree on what could have been expected. With regard to the form, Obama fully lived up to his role as the new black and human face of America in its relation with the rest of the … Keep reading »
Toronto, May 3, 2009. Professor Gilbert Achcar teaches Development Studies at the School of African and Oriental Studies at the University of London. His latest book is Perilous Power: The Middle East and U.S. Foreign Policy. Dialogues on Terror, Democracy, War, and Justice (2009) (with Noam Chomsky), published by Paradigm.
Daniel Finn: What do you think are the chief goals of Israeli strategy at present in their assault on the Gaza strip? Gilbert Achcar: Well that’s a complicated question actually, because there are different levels involved. Seen through a wide angle, it is part of an ongoing struggle between Israel on the one hand and … Keep reading »