• Money, Markets, and Monarchies

    Adam Hanieh is interviewed about his latest book Money, Markets, and Monarchies, and the political-economy of the Middle East. Keep reading »

  • The Geopolitics of the Kurds and the case of Rojava

    How does the military cooperation of the Kurds in Rojava and Northern Syria with the USA, Russia and other forces affect their standing in the larger Syrian context? Keep reading »

  • Afrin and the Rojava Revolution

    The dark clouds of 21st-century fascism are once again hanging over the heads of the people of northern Syria. As if the inhabitants of the region often referred to as Rojava haven’t suffered enough over the course of the past seven years of war, the Turkish state has come to the conclusion that the time … Keep reading »

  • The Qatar Crisis

    The June 5 decision by Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain, and Egypt to suspend diplomatic ties with Qatar has sent shockwaves through the Middle East. The ensuing blockade shut down much of the Gulf’s maritime and land trade with Qatar, provoking fears that the tiny state would soon face food shortages. Major … Keep reading »

  • Trump’s Strike has Prolonged the Syrian Tragedy

    Trump’s attack on the Shayrat airbase in Syria has received plaudits from western politicians and commentators across the board. Liberal pundits, who had nothing but contempt for Trump days ago, are suddenly more respectful after this show of lethal force, even though most would probably accept The Guardian‘s Jonathan Freedland’s caveat that despite this virtuous … Keep reading »

  • Sheikh Bedreddin: A Greco-Turkish Communist Internationalist Avant la Lettre

    To draw the net from the water together while singing a song in unison, to forge together the iron fine like lace, to be able together to cultivate the land, to be able to eat the honeyed figs together, to be able to say: “all together in everything, save the cheek of the beloved”… Nâzım … Keep reading »

  • Lineages of Revolt – Capitalism in the Middle East

    Jadaliyya (J): What made you write this book and what are its key themes? Adam Hanieh (AH): The book was written over the course of 2011 and 2012 and was intended as a contribution to some of the debates that  emerged in these first years of the Arab uprisings. I did not want to write … Keep reading »

  • The Middle East from Bush/Sharon to Obama/Netanyahu

    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.