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Ramzy Baroud
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jun 7, 2017
Can the Six-Day War offer a chance for peace?
The 1967 war is a lesson that war is never the answer, and that a shared future is possible when we all understand that violent occupation can never bring a just peace. Only coexistence, based on equal rights for both peoples, can achieve that goal.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Feb 7, 2017
The uncomfortable truth: Trump is not an aberration
There is hardly a single bad deed that Trump has or intends to carry out that does not have roots in policies championed by previous administrations.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jan 4, 2017
The Trump era may be better for Palestinians
The Trump presidency could be the push that Palestinians need to liberate themselves from the weight of an overbearing, arrogant and futile U.S. foreign policy.
COMMENTARY / World
Dec 5, 2016
Palestinian body politic is rotten to the core
No self-respecting Palestinian should be applauding the empty rhetoric of Mahmoud Abbas.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Oct 19, 2016
Separating fact from fiction in the many 'truths' on Syria
Syria is a battlefield for regional and global rivalries.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Oct 4, 2016
Peres: no hero for Palestinians
For Palestinians, Lebanese and a multitude of others, Shimon Peres is just another war criminal who escaped any accountability for his countless misdeeds.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Sep 23, 2016
Honor Aylan Kurdi by ending the Syrian war
It's time to end a hideous war that has claimed the lives of 50,000 Syrian children.
COMMENTARY / World
Aug 17, 2016
'Obama Doctrine' is ravaging the Middle East
Barack Obama ran for president as a peaceful alternative to the warmonger George W. Bush but has continued with unending warfare.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Aug 12, 2016
Divisions weaken Palestinians
There can never be a free Palestine without Palestinians first freeing themselves of the factional strife that weakens them.
COMMENTARY / World
Jun 26, 2016
Israel uses water as weapon against Palestinians
Palestinians are turning to the Salat Al-Istisqa, or the 'Prayer for Rain,' more than ever as Israel curtails the water supply.
COMMENTARY / World
May 10, 2016
Protecting Nelson Mandela's legacy in Palestine
A statue of Nelson Mandela is erected in Palestine, but unfortunately it sends the wrong message.
COMMENTARY / World
Mar 2, 2016
The West has always been keen to divide the Arabs
It has been almost 100 years since colonial powers divided up the Arab world, and they have invested much time, energy, resources and all-out wars to ensure that the arbitrary divisions never truly end.
COMMENTARY / World
Feb 28, 2016
Clinton, Sanders and U.S. policy in the Middle East
For all the hand-wringing in the U.S. over the presidential election, Washington's wrongheaded policies toward the Middle East will continue unchanged.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Nov 12, 2015
The rise and fall of America's foreign policy influence
U.S. foreign policy continues to often be guided by the preponderant norm that 'might makes right' but as its power declines the results are now less successful.
COMMENTARY / World
Sep 14, 2015
Palestinian leadership in crisis
Mahmoud Abbas' exit as Palestinian president could serve as an opportunity to challenge the moral collapse of the Palestinian Authority. But don't count on it.
COMMENTARY / World
Aug 14, 2015
The rise and fall of Arab revolutionary discourse
The Arab Spring has shifted from an innocent, unifying, empowering and popular movement into a complicated, cunning, disuniting, disempowering and elitist one, where the people do not matter in the least.
COMMENTARY / World
Jul 28, 2015
Darker horizons ahead: rethinking the war on IS
The war on Islamic State and other extremist groups cannot possibly be won as long as corrupt, violent regimes remain the only alternative to radicalization and extremism.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Feb 1, 2015
A dispossessed Palestinian advises a refugee from Syria
A dispossessed Palestinian writer advises Syrian refugees not to believe in promises from the international community and never to stop loving Syria.
COMMENTARY / World
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.
COMMENTARY / World
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.

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