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Ramzy Baroud

For Ramzy Baroud's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Jan 5, 2015

Middle East dos and don'ts

A long-time columnist on Mideast affairs, Ramzy Baroud, shares "dos" and "don'ts" with writers and reporters on how to approach the subject of the Middle East.

Jul 15, 2014

Can't win by ravaging Gaza

Israel's targeting of Hamas is an attempt to distract from the slowly building collective sentiment among Palestinians throughout Palestine and among Palestinian citizens in Israel.

Jul 8, 2014

Whitewashing the Iraq war

As Iraq stands on the verge of a complete breakdown into sectarian states, a former leading Iraq war advocate is popping up in the U.S. media, and he's in no mood to accept any responsibility for the protracted tragedy.

Jun 17, 2014

Sectarian monster reawakens

The systematic political marginalization of Iraq's Sunni communities demands the establishment of a new political and social contract to re-order the mess created by the U.S. invasion and Iran's intervention.

May 16, 2014

Media's one-sided Yemen spin

According to the Western narrative, Yemen exists for one purpose and nothing else: maintain Western interests in that part of the world. When these interests are threatened, only then does Yemen matter.