Ramzy Baroud

Ramzy Baroud has been writing about the Middle East for over 20 years. He is an internationally syndicated columnist, a media consultant, an author of several books, and the founder of

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Whitewashing of terrorism debate will harm the US

Within hours of Akayed Ullah, a Bangladeshi immigrant, allegedly detonating a pipe bomb in New York City on Dec. 11, severely injuring himself and wounding four others, a most comprehensive official and media narrative emerged. 

December 18, 2017

Palestinians ready for a new beginning

Now that the American mask has completely slipped, Palestinians require an urgent rethink in their own political priorities, alliances and national liberation strategy.

December 12, 2017

‘Say the Word’: What the Rohingya struggle is really about

Pope Francis lost a historic opportunity to truly set his legacy apart from his predecessors. Alas, for him too, political expediency trumped all else. In his visit to Myanmar on Nov. 27, he refrained from using the word “Rohingya.”

December 05, 2017

Why the US wants to shut down PLO office

On Nov. 18, just days before the 50th anniversary of UN Resolution 242, the US State Department took its first step toward severing its ties with the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO).
The timing of this decision could not be any more profound.

November 28, 2017

70 years of broken promises: The untold story of the partition plan

In a recent talk at the Chatham House think tank in London, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu approached the issue of a Palestinian state from an intellectual perspective. 

November 21, 2017

The trials of Netanyahu and Israel’s layered corruption

Whether or not the corruption scandals hounding Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu lead to his sacking matters little.

November 14, 2017

‘Creeping Annexation’: Why Israel shelved the ‘Greater Jerusalem Law’

The postponing of an Israeli Knesset Bill that would have annexed major illegal Jewish settlements in the West Bank to the Jerusalem municipality is the result of behind-the-scenes US and, possibly, European pressure.

November 07, 2017

How Israel exports its oppression to America

Israel’s footprints are becoming more apparent in the US security apparatus, which does not bode well for ordinary Americans. 

October 31, 2017

Hamas-Fatah ‘unity’ will fail until they put Palestinians first

The reconciliation agreement signed between Hamas and Fatah in Cairo this month is not a national unity accord — at least, not yet. For that to be achieved, the agreement would have to make the interests of the Palestinian people a priority, above factional agendas. 

October 24, 2017

The real reason for Trump’s angry diplomacy on North Korea

To understand US strategy in the Pacific, and against North Korea in particular, one has to understand the fundamental changes under way in that region. China’s clout as an Asian superpower and a global economic giant has been growing fast.

October 16, 2017