Ramzy Baroud

Ramzy Baroud (www.ramzybaroud.net) is an author and editor of PalestineChronicle.com. His work has been published in many newspapers, journals and anthologies around the world. His is the author of The Second Palestinian Intifada: A Chronicle of a People's Struggle (Pluto Press, London). His latest book is My Father Was a Freedom Fighter: Gaza's Untold Story (Pluto Press, London).

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Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 1:30pm
From Nice to the Middle East: Only One Way to Challenge ISIS
I visited Iraq in 1999. At the time, there were no so-called ‘jihadis’ espousing the principles of ‘jihadism’, whatever the interpretation may be. On the outskirts of Baghdad was a military training camp, not for ‘al-Qaeda’, but for ‘Mojahedin-e-Khalq’, an Iranian militant exile group that worked,...
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Friday, April 1, 2016 - 9:45am
Intifada for Dummies: Why Is a Popular Uprising Yet to Take Off?  
Whether history moves in a straight or cyclical line, it matters little. The uncontested fact is that it is in constant motion. Thus, the current situation in Palestine is particularly frustrating to a generation that has grown up after the Oslo Peace Accord because they have been brought up within...
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Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 8:00am
If Syria is to Fall, Others Will Follow: The Pandora’s Box of Federalism
The apparent sudden Russian military withdrawal from Syria, starting on March 15 left political commentators puzzled. Few of the analyses offered should be taken seriously. There is little solid information as of why the Russian leader decided to end his country’s military push in Syria. The...
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Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 8:30am
Transcending the Clinton-Sanders Debate: On the Middle East and US Foreign Policy
As US liberals and some leftists are pulling up their sleeves in anticipation of a prolonged battle for the Democratic Party Presidential nomination, the tussle becomes particularly ugly whenever the candidates’ foreign policy agendas are evoked. Of the two main contenders, Hilary Clinton is the...
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Wednesday, December 30, 2015 - 3:00pm
An Open Letter to Young Muslims Everywhere: The Seed of Triumph in Every Adversity
When I was a little boy, I used to dream of being reborn outside the hardship of the Refugee Camp in Gaza, in some other time and place where there were no soldiers, no military occupation, no concentration camps and no daily grind - where my father fought for our very survival, and my mother...
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Wednesday, December 23, 2015 - 12:15pm
Beware ‘Sunni-Stan’: Neocons are Back and Their ‘Vision’ is Darker than Ever
John Bolton is a tarnished character. The once United States Ambassador to the United Nations is now promoted as a ‘scholar’ in the pro-Israel lobby group, the American Enterprise Institute (AEI). Bolton is not a peacemaker, nor, in his defense, did he ever try to appear as if one. When he was...
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Friday, November 27, 2015 - 9:30am
Forget ISIS: Humanity is at Stake
I still remember that smug look on his face, followed by the matter-of-fact remarks that had western journalists laugh out loud. “I’m now going to show you a picture of the luckiest man in Iraq,” General Norman Schwarzkopf, known as ‘Stormin’ Norman, said at a press conference sometime in 1991, as...
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Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 8:30am
Remaking the Middle East: How the US Grew Tired and Less Irrelevant
US Secretary of State, John Kerry, is often perceived as one of the ‘good ones’ - the less hawkish of top American officials, who does not simply promote and defend his country’s military adventurism but reaches out to others, beyond polarizing rhetoric. His unremitting efforts culminated partly in...
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Thursday, October 22, 2015 - 8:30am
Recasting the Rules over Palestine: An Intellectual Intifada in the Offing
My first stop, after living for 22 years in a refugee camp in Gaza, was the city of Seattle, a pleasant, green city, where people drink too much coffee to cope with the long, cold, grey winters. There, for the first time, I stood before an audience outside Palestine, to speak about Palestine. Here...
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Thursday, October 8, 2015 - 2:15pm
Listen to Syrians: The Media Jackals and the People’s Narrative
Imagine the Syrian war from the point of view of ordinary Syrians from a variety of backgrounds. They are most likely to offer a different perspective and to hold entirely different expectations than most other parties involved. A resident of Idlib, a villager from Deraa, a housewife, a teacher, a...
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