Tag: Arab Nationalism

How Obama and Netanyahu Overplayed Their Hand in The “Arab Spring”

At the beginning of 2011 while Iraq was still on its knees following the illegal 2003 US/UK invasion, the rest of the Arab world was generally calm, domestic politics was predictable and most importantly from the American and Israeli perspective, the revolutionary fervour that underpinned the Arab Nationalist revolutions of […]

The Arab World Has Been Impoverished by Its Own Wealth

It has become all too common for Arab politicians, scholars and even political philosophers to understand the nation-state divisions of the contemporary Arab world as either inevitable or even preferable to pan-Arab unity. Such exponents of division point to the differences between dialects and culture between the Gulfi Arabs, Levantine […]

Iraq is Being Pushed to The Brink – Unity With Syria Must Remain a Long Term Goal

Lost opportunities In 1958 when a military coup overthrew the Hashemite Kingdom of Iraq, many felt that a new Arab republic would join Egypt and Syria as part of the United Arab Republic. However, Iraq’s first republican leader Abd al-Karim Qasim decided against the wishes of his Nasserist advisers and never formalised […]

The Arab World IS Capable of Unity – Just Ask Supporters of Mohamed Salah

When Egyptian football star Mohamed Salah was injured during the Champions League final in which Salah’s Liverpool lost to Real Madrid, a collective sigh throughout the Arab world and beyond was palpable, not least because many believe that the injurious blow from Real Madrid’s Sergio Ramos was intentional. While Salah intends to be […]

Global Hypocrisy: Syria’s Victory Over Hate is Ignored And “Israel’s” Crimes Against Justice Are Forgiven

For seven years, the Damascus suburb of Eastern Ghouta has been under occupation from the most malevolent and violent forces of Takfiri terrorism known to the world. This weekend, all of Eastern Ghouta was liberated by the Syrian Arab Army, with the terrorists either being neutralised or evacuated to Idlib. […]