As Egypt slips back into the Mubarak era, which was formerly one of the closest allies of the West and seen as a strong bulwark against Islamic movements, the liberal elements cheer on from the sidelines.Read More
About the Author
Reza Pankhurst is a political scientist and historian, specializing in the Middle East and Islamic movements. He has a doctorate from the London School of Economics, where he previously completed his Masters degree in the History of International Relations. He was imprisoned by the Mubarak regime in Egypt between 2002 and 2006 due to his membership of Hizb ut-Tahrir, during which time he was adopted as a political prisoner by Amnesty International. His latest book, The Inevitable Caliphate? A History of the Struggle for Global Islamic Union, 1924 to the Present, is published by Hurst and available now.
Demonizing grievances is hardly conducive to community cohesion whether in a national or international context.Read More
The neglect of the Pakistan government and military towards its own people allows groups like TTP to operate, yet the same military and government will cynically exploit their violent actions while American drones fly overhead.Read More
With the deep connections between on the one hand British Businesses and British establishment, and on the other hand the Bahraini regime, it is clear that the client regime remains little more than a British protectorate, independent in name only.Read More
Twenty years ago, the Berlin Wall fell. But the optimism and triumphalism within the United States after the collapse of Communism, the end of the Cold war, and the establishment of the ‘New World Order’ are now in scarce...Read More
The depth of British and American collusion with the Gaddafi regime is slowly being exposed with the capture of documents from the offices of Moussa Koussa, former regime security chief and right-hand man of Moammar Gaddafi. The...Read More