Saturday, Nov 27, 2021

Fawaz A. Gerges

Yemeni protesters climb the gate of the U.S. Embassy during a protest  on Sept 13

A Salafist Trap

Sep 20, 2012 Fawaz A. Gerges

Evidence suggests that a small group of ultraconservative Salafis may have hijacked protests over an obscure, anti-Islamic film and orchestrated attacks on US embassies

Damascus Burning

Jul 18, 2012 Fawaz A. Gerges

No end in sight: Despite Western-backed pressure, Assad clings to power with help from Russia, China and Iran

Bullets And Ballots

Iraqi elections have not set off a democracy contagion. Sectarian divisions continue to haunt Iraqi politics

'Is Islam Only About Guns And War?'

Sep 20, 2007 Fawaz A. Gerges

One of Osama's prominent Saudi mentors, preacher and scholar Salman al-Oadah has openly rebuked bin Laden for causing widespread mayhem and killing: "How many innocent children, elderly people, and women were killed in the name of Al Qaeda?"

'Worse Than Living Under Israeli Military Rule'

The Middle East is boiling, and not just in Palestine, Lebanon and Iraq. What official Washington views as "clarifying moments" are deepening institutional crises shaking the foundations of Middle Eastern societies.

16 March, 2007

The Poisonous Legacy

Fawaz A. Gerges

Wrong country, wrong war: American soldiers in Iraq fight an elusive enemy, as the terrorist threat spreads. It is as good as an occasion as any to examine the roots of an American blunder and its consequences..

22 December, 2006

Fuelling Global Jihad

Fawaz A. Gerges

The sad irony is that the American war in Iraq has proved to be counterproductive to the struggle against the global jihad movement and has alienated the floating middle of Muslim public opinion. It has given Al Qaeda central and its affiliates a new

17 August, 2006

Hezbollah: Terrorist?

Fawaz A. Gerges

Instead of inaccurately dismissing the Hezbollah as "terrorists" and relying solely on military muscle, Israel and the US need to back negotiations that are rooted in a nuanced understanding of the force they are determined to destroy.

13 May, 2006

Al Qaeda Talking Heads

Fawaz A. Gerges

To what do we owe this dash for media blitz by bin Laden, al-Zawahiri and al-Zarqawi? Al Qaeda barely survived the loss of its Afghan base; the loss of Iraq could prove to be more devastating. So the desperation.

01 February, 2006

The War Of Ideas

Fawaz A. Gerges

Ayaman al-Zawahiri popped up on television again to prove he is alive. His movement may not be winning the "race for the hearts and minds" of Muslims, but it's time for a change of US strategy.

Photo Gallery

United States' Rajeev Ram, playing with Jack Sock, returns the ball to Italy's Lorenzo Musetti and Fabio Fognini during their Davis Cup men's doubles Finals tennis match at the Pala Alpitour in Turin, Italy.

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Serbia's Novak Djokovic serves against Austria's Dennis Novak during a Davis Cup group F match between Serbia and Austria in Innsbruck, Austria.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses at the Constitution Day Celebrations, organised by the Supreme Court, in New Delhi.


Union Minister for Law and Justice, Kiren Rijiju addresses at the Constitution Day Celebrations, organised by the Supreme Court, in New Delhi.


Players of Malaysia and Belgium vie for ball during their FIH Men's Junior World Cup 2021 hockey match at Kalinga Stadium, in Bhubaneswar.

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Lead Essay

Roses Among Thorns: The Many Solidarities Of Diverse Protests

Every act of dissent is an art. Of pain and pathos. Of hope and new dawn. It’s their story. It’s everyone’s story.


Farm Law Repeal Has Given New Life To Idea Of Protest In India

Dissent is less about material gains than the intangibles they leave us with.

Farm Law Repeal Has Given New Life To Idea Of Protest In India

Manual Scavengers

An ‘Untouchable’ Story: My Life As A Protest

For India’s manual scavengers, mere existence is a protest, because they need to fight just to reclaim their humanity and dignity.

Bezwada Wilson
An ‘Untouchable’ Story: My Life As A Protest


Let's Talk About Ageism And Sexism In Indian Films, A Zillionth Time!

While everyone is going gaga over actress Katrina Kaif in the revamped version of 'Tip Tip Barsa Pani', the replacement of Raveena Tandon does point towards the problem of sexism and ageism in the Indian film industry

Nov 17, 2021 Yashika Mathur

T20 World Cup 2021 Analysis: David Warner And Mitchell Marsh - Tale Of Two Comebacks

Australia winning the T20 World Cup for the first time has been timely as they host the next edition at their own backyard in 2022.

Nov 15, 2021 Arijit Ghosh

Education In India During Covid-19: Challenges Faced And Solutions For A Post-Pandemic Era

As per the Observer Research Foundation, close to 250 million children in India were adversely affected due to school closures due to the early lockdowns imposed by the government in response to Covid-19.

Nov 11, 2021 Shekhar Mehta

T20 World Cup Review: Jaded By An Excess Of Cricket, India Were On An Inevitable Path To Doom

India's cricket administrators showed more drive to boost BCCI's coffers rather than take care of players' welfare during pandemic times.

Nov 08, 2021 Arijit Ghosh