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Baria Alamuddin

Baria Alamuddin is an award-winning journalist and broadcaster in the Middle East and the UK. She is editor of the Media Services Syndicate and has interviewed numerous heads of state.

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Europe’s far-right populists are on the march again

Each time the tsunami of populism engulfing the Western world appears to have been discredited and defeated, a new wave of far-right victories compels liberal pundits to eat their words.

October 03, 2022

Iran’s malign theocracy is unraveling before our eyes

Notorious mass murderer Ebrahim Raisi was running scared at the UN last week. As leader of the world’s foremost pariah regime, this truly evil man had plenty of time on his hands in New York, with few heads of state willing to engage with him.

September 26, 2022

People holding up Lebanon’s banks aren’t the real criminals

It is scarcely conceivable that ordinary citizens should be forced to conclude that their only practicable course of action is to hold up a bank, and a damning indictment of the miserable state of Lebanon that most people support them.

September 19, 2022

West turns a blind eye as Daesh grow and prosper

As we pass another 9/11 anniversary, people talk about Daesh as if they were a defeated, spent force. In fact, they are a more globalized movement than at any time in their history.

September 12, 2022

Biden seeks nuclear wedlock, but his unfaithful Iranian groom won’t change

When your bridegroom boasts that he has been cheating on you all the way up to the night before the wedding, there are grounds for giving the forthcoming marriage second thoughts.

August 29, 2022