Ramzy Baroud

The UN ‘Sheriff’: Nikki Haley Elevated Israel, Damaged US Standing

The UN ‘Sheriff’: Nikki Haley Elevated Israel, Damaged US Standing

US Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, has made her post a “more glamorous” position than her predecessors – as President Donald Trump described Haley’s 2-year term at the UN, following her resignation announcement. We may never know the nature of Haley’s purported ‘glamour’ at the UN, but we certainly know that, during her relatively brief stint, […]

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Kashmiri netizens storm twitter by #AfiyaWeSaluteYourResilience

Kashmiri netizens storm twitter by #AfiyaWeSaluteYourResilience

On 30 March 2018, at 08:30 pm, Kashmiri netizens stormed twitter by #AfiyaWeSaluteYourResilience trend. Tweets were in support of Afiya Sidiqui who is serving 86 year imprisonment in a US prison. Besides appealing world community and Muslim world, netizens severely criticized rulers of Muslim countries in general and Pakistan’s rulers in particular for maintaining what […]

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The Red Sea Clog

The Red Sea Clog

The geographical value of the Red Sea – for being the shortest sea lane that connects the Orient to Europe and the Americas – also made the region it lays in, a vital commodity for imperial contenders in the colonial era and a chessboard for political influence later in the Cold War era. Today apart […]

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Unseen and Real US ‘War on Terror’ in Africa

Unseen and Real US ‘War on Terror’ in Africa

There is a real – but largely concealed – war which is taking place throughout the African continent. It involves the United States, an invigorated Russia and a rising China. The outcome of the war is likely to define the future of the continent and its global outlook. It is easy to pin the blame […]

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Year in Review: Will 2018 Usher in a New Palestinian Strategy?

Year in Review: Will 2018 Usher in a New Palestinian Strategy?

2017 will be remembered as the year that the so-called ‘peace process’, at least in its American formulation, has ended. And with its demise, a political framework that has served as the foundation for US foreign policy in the Middle East has also collapsed. The Palestinian leadership and its Arab and international allies will now […]

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Decades of US Diplomacy Has Failed: Why the US Wants to Shut Down PLO Office

Decades of US Diplomacy Has Failed: Why the US Wants to Shut Down PLO Office

On November 18, just days before the 50th anniversary of United Nations Resolution 242, the US State Department took its first step towards severing its ties with the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO).   The timing of this decision could not be any more profound.   The first formal contact between the US and the PLO occurred […]

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The Real Reason behind Trump’s Angry Diplomacy in North Korea

The Real Reason behind Trump’s Angry Diplomacy in North Korea

To understand the United States’ stratagem in the Pacific, and against North Korea in particular, one has to understand the fundamental changes that are under way in that region. China’s clout as an Asian superpower and as a global economic powerhouse has been growing at a rapid speed. The US’ belated ‘pivot to Asia’ to […]

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Fighting The Wrong Enemy: Why Americans Hate Muslims?

Fighting The Wrong Enemy: Why Americans Hate Muslims?

Two officers sought me from within a crowd at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. They seemed to know who I was. They asked me to follow them, and I obliged. Being of Arab background, often renders one’s citizenship almost irrelevant. In a back room, where other foreigners, mainly Muslims, were holed for ‘added security’, I was […]

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‘The World is (Not) Flat’: ‘Trumpism’ is Symptom of Decades – Long Imperial Arrogance

‘The World is (Not) Flat’: ‘Trumpism’ is Symptom of Decades – Long Imperial Arrogance

No matter how hard White House officials try, they cannot construct a coherent ‘Trump doctrine’ that would make sense amid the chaos that has afflicted US foreign policy in recent months. However, this chaos is not entirely the making of President Donald Trump alone. Since 1945, the United States has vied for total global leadership. […]

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Trump’s Visit to Israel: How Palestine Disappeared from US Media Coverage

Trump’s Visit to Israel: How Palestine Disappeared from US Media Coverage

As if he has, overnight, been transformed into a master politician, Donald Trump’s 27-hour trip to Israel has left many analysts mystified. Quoting former Israeli political adviser, Mitchell Barack, the New York Times referred to Trump as the ‘Liberace of world leaders”, in reference to flamboyant, piano player, Wladziu Valantino Liberace. The latter, known as “Mr. Showmanship”, […]