Afghanistan Awaits Uncertain Future after After US Withdrawal (CounterPunch, 7 July 2021)

UK’s Brexit Maze (The Citizen, 29 October 2019)

Book Review: Me and the People by Nadia Urbinati (New York Journal of Books, 23 August 2019)

Book Review: How Democracy Ends by David Runciman (New York Journal of Books, 4 June 2018)

A Bloody Hot Summer in Gaza: Parallels With Sharpeville, Soweto and Jallianwala Bagh (CounterPunch, 23 May 2018)

The United Kingdom in 2017: Divided, Scandalised and Lost (The Citizen, 21 December 2017)

Sex, Lies and Incompetence: Britain’s Ruling Establishment in Crisis (CounterPunch, 17 November 2017)

Religion Does Not Mean Peace (Politics & Philosophy,, 30 October 2017)

A Dis-United Kingdom: Britain and Theresa May’s Pyrrhic Victory (CounterPunch, 16 June 2017)

The Demagogue and the Rhetoric of Demagoguery (The Citizen, 24 March 2017)

Theresa May: Walking the Kingdom Down a Dark Alley (CounterPunch, 21 February 2017)

Austria Wakes Up and Rejects Far-Right Takeover (The Citizen, 12 December 2016)

The Trump Upheaval (The Citizen, 12 November 2016)

Britain in the Doldrums After the Brexit Vote (CounterPunch, 26 July 2016)

The Dangerous Political Game That Killed Jo Cox (The Citizen, 19 June 2016)

Repeating Falsehood and Making Stuff Up To Divert Attention from Social Woes (The Citizen, 30 May 2016)

United States, Britain and the European Union (CounterPunch, 29 April 2016)

Bush and Obama: Two Middle East Legacies (The Citizen, 12 April 2016)

Britain’s EU Referendum: What Is At Stake? (History News Network, March 13, 2016)

How Does Today’s Middle East Threaten Obama’s Legacy (History News Network, January 17, 2016)

What is Going on with Russia and Turkey? (History News Network, December 5, 2015)

Saffronisation of India (CounterPunch, November 2, 2015)

What the Fall of Ramadi and Palmyra Means: ISIS On The Rampage (CounterPunch, May 27, 2015)

Why is Israel so vulnerable? (Middle East Eye, March 19, 2015)

Alliance of Christian, Jewish and Hindu Fundamentalists: The Vilification of Muslims (CounterPunch, February 2, 2015)

Unmasking of the Obama presidency (Middle East Eye, December 12, 2014)

Britain’s Shameless Conservative-led Government: Squeezing the Poor to Help the Rich (CounterPunch, October 10, 2014)

The future of Iraq: the plot thickens (Middle East Eye, September 3, 2014)

The people of Gaza deserve our support (Middle East Eye, August 14, 2014)

Why Israel is backing Kurdish independence (Middle East Eye, July 8, 2014)

What is happening in Iraq? (Indian Council of World Affairs, June 27, 2014)

From Strange to Bizarre: The Mutations of Barack Obama’s Foreign Policy (CounterPunch, June 9, 2014)

Disquiet grows in US over Egypt policy (Middle East Eye, May 12, 2014)

When nation-building goes wrong (Middle East Eye, April 15, 2014)

India’s Aam Aadmi Party: The Perils of Dead Certainty (CounterPunch, February 21-23, 2014)

Rebels Who Answered the Call of Higher Duty: Mandela, Manning and Snowden (CounterPunch, December 16, 2013)

Obama’s Middle East Gamble (Al-Ahram Weekly, December 3, 2013)

An Inspired Game of Geopolitics or a Reckless Enterprise?: Obama’s Middle East Grand Strategy (CounterPunch, November 28, 2013, Palestine Chronicle)

The Same Old ‘Remedy’ that Has Failed for Decades: Egypt’s ‘Democratic’ Coup (CounterPunch, July 17, 2013; The News, July 19, 2013)

Spin, Deceit and A Culture of Prurience: Obama’s Faltering Legacy (CounterPunch, June 24, 2013; Foreign Policy Journal, June 25, 2013)

An Object of Desire in the Great Game: Iran and the Outside World (CounterPunch, June 7, 2013; Foreign Policy Journal)

The Roots of the Middle East Conflict (Foreign Policy Journal, May 26, 2013; Middle East Monitor, May 28, 2013)

Trapped Between Delusions of Total Victory and Its True Consequences: America’s Syrian Riddle (CounterPunch, May 13, 2013; Foreign Policy Journal, May 13, 2013; Palestine Chronicle, May 15, 2013)

As She is Laid to Rest, She Leaves a Nation Divided and Broke: What Thatcher Wrought (CounterPunch, April 17, 2013)

Germany and the Periphery: Cyprus and the Eurozone Crisis (CounterPunch, 29 March 2013)

David Cameron’s Mission to India: War, Seduction and the Dilemmas of a Bygone Empire (CounterPunch, 25 February, 2013; Sri Lanka Guardian, 26 February 2013)

Franco–British Intervention in Mali: The “Long War” Rhetoric is Back (CounterPunch, 30 January 2013; Palestine Chronicle, 1 February 2013)

The Glorious and the Ignominious: India and Its Moral Crisis (CounterPunch, Foreign Policy Journal, 4 January 2013)

Violence and The American Mind (CounterPunch, 18 December 2012)

Russian Roulette in Gaza: No Ceasefire Can Last (Palestine Chronicle, 28 November 2012)

Reflections On President Obama’s Second Term: Recriminations As Petraeus Falls (CounterPunch, 16 November 2012)

Britain’s Drones (Foreign Policy Journal, 31 October 2012)

How Many More? Drone Wars from Britain (CounterPunch, 29 October 2012)

Morsi’s Troubles: The Struggle for Egypt’s Soul (CounterPunch, 15 October 2012)

Heading for a Hollow Victory (The Nation of Pakistan, 27 September 2012)

As Trouble Grows Abroad, Obama Fights to Win at Home (Palestine Chronicle, 27 September 2012)

Obama Fights to Win as America’s Stock Falls: Heading for a Hollow Victory (CounterPunch, 26 September 2012)

Questions (Palestine Chronicle, 13 September 2012)

British Foreign Secretary’s ‘Unprecedented’ Threat to Raid a Foreign Embassy: Assange, Pinochet and Diplomatic Double-Dealing (CounterPunch, 24-26 August 2012)

American Stingers’ First Casualty is Diplomacy: A Murderous Optimism About Syria (CounterPunch, Information Clearing House, 13 August 2012)

A Powder Keg in the Middle East: All Eyes On Syria (CounterPunch, 30 July 2012)

Living With the Hegemon: Extending the Empire to New Frontiers (CounterPunch, 17 July 2012)

Whose Egypt Is It Anyway? (Palestine Chronicle, 3 July 2012)

Questions about Constitutional Future: Whose Egypt? (CounterPunch, 1 July, 2012)

War, Humiliation and the Making of History: History’s Revenge (CounterPunch, 18 June, 2012)

Old State Instruments Are Still In Place: What’s Changed In Egypt? (CounterPunch, 5 June, 2012)

What’s Changed in Egypt? (Palestine Chronicle, 4 June, 2012)

La nounou de l’Europe, Angela Merkel, est isolée – Les vents sont désormais contraires à l’austérité (Le Grand Soir, 23 mai 2012)

Against Austerity (The News, Pakistan, 23 May 2012)

India’s Missile Test Raises the Stakes: A New Great Game in the Asia-Pacific (CounterPunch, 30 April 2012)

What’s Left? (Foreign Policy Journal, 18 April 2012)

Obama is no Gandhi (Al-Ahram Weekly, 5-11 April 2012)

Sarkozy’s France: The Boomerang Effect (CounterPunch, 2 April 2012)

Just Plain Stupidity Or A Failure By Design: Burning the Quran; Urinating on Dead Bodies (CounterPunch, 5 March 2012)

India’s Maneuvers Between Israel and Iran: Netanyahu Crosses the Line (CounterPunch, 21 February 2012)

The Cases of Afghanistan and Syria: Information War by Interest Groups (CounterPunch, 14 February 2012)

Battle between US/EU and China/India over energy resources (Mondoweiss, 30 January 2012)

Economics Without Safeguards: Capitalism’s Barren Landscape (CounterPunch, 30 January 2012)

On Exceptionalism and Deviance (Palestine Chronicle,15 January 2012)

A Year of Foreboding: What Next for the Arab Spring? (Mondoweiss, 9 January 2012)

Going Down A Ruinous Trail: Iran, the Islamic Revolution and the Language of War (CounterPunch, 13 December 2011)

Iran, the Revolution and the Language of War (Palestine Chronicle, 12 December 2011)

A Persian Response to Brinkmanship (CounterPunch, 5 December 2011)

On Power, Morality and Courage (Palestine Chronicle, 28 November 2011)

Ruthlessly Pursuing Middle East Grand Strategy (Al-Ahram Weekly, 24-30 November 2011)

How Capitalism Flopped (CounterPunch, 7 November 2011)

Life after Gaddafi Isn’t Going to be Easy (History News Network, George Mason University, 31 October 2011)

Who Will have the Last Laugh? Killing Gaddafi (CounterPunch, 24 October 2011)

And An Unashamedly Interventionist Secretary of State: America, Iran and the “Plot” (CounterPunch, 17 October 2011)

The Price of Follies: Reflections On A Savage Decade (CounterPunch, 12 September 2011)

On Her Majesty’s Service: MI6, Oil and Libya’s Torture Chambers (CounterPunch, 5 September 2011)

The UK Riots Show the Bankruptcy of Conservative Policies (History News Network, George Mason University, 22 August 2011)

Credibility Gap (Journal of Foreign Relations, 7 August 2011)

Libya: Disaster in the Making (Journal of Foreign Relations, 31 July 2011)

We Live in an Age of Violence (History News Network, George Mason University, and Journal of Foreign Relations, 24 July 2011)

Afghanistan: The End Game? (History News Network, George Mason University, 26 June 2011 and Al Jazeera, 27 June 2011)

Countering Iran the major factor behind US support for Bahrain: Interview by Kourosh Ziabari (Veterans Today, 6 June 2011)

The Killing of Osama bin Laden (History News Network, 2 May 2011)

Mission Creep in Libya (Palestine Chronicle, 23 April 2011)

Obama the Counter-Revolutionary (CounterPunch, 24 March 2011)

The Meaning of the Egyptian People’s revolution (History News Network, 11 February 2011)

The Making of the Egyptian People’s Revolution (Foreign Policy Journal, 9 February 2011)

The Turkel Commission Endorses Law of the Jungle (Palestine Chronicle, 24 January 2011)

Humiliation in Afghanistan (History News Network, 6 December 2010)

War, Humiliation, Pride (Al-Ahram Weekly, 25 November – 1 December, 2010)

The Cost of Humiliation (Foreign Policy Journal, 21 November 2010)

The Loneliness of Barack Obama (Palestine Chronicle, 7 November 2010)

India’s High-Stakes Foreign Policy (History News Network, George Mason University, 11 October 2010)

The Significance of the Afghanistan War Diary (Al-Ahram Weekly, 19-25 August 2010; History News Network, George Mason University, 2 August, 2010)

The Beginning of the End?: The Dwindling of Afghanistan’s Coalition of the Willing (CounterPunch, 13 July 2010)

Obama Fires General McChrystal (Palestine Chronicle, 24 June 2010)

The Obama-McChrystal Showdown (CounterPunch, 23 June 2010)

American Mistakes in Afghanistan and Iraq (History News Network, George Mason University, 3 May 2010)

Savage Decade (Al-Ahram Weekly, Issue No 993, 8-14 April 2010)

America’s Answer to James Bond?: Charlie Wilson’s Legacy (CounterPunch, 25 February 2010)

Questions About the Capture of Mullah Baradar: A Great Military Triumph? (CounterPunch, 16 February 2010)

Blair’s War Decision: Secretive, Misleading (The Palestine Chronicle, 2 February 2010)

Savage Decade (State of Nature, Winter 2010)

The Omens are not Good: Rebuff to Karzai or Occupying Powers? (CounterPunch, 4 January 2010)

Obama’s First Year: Compromised Domestic Policy, Militarized Foreign Policy (CounterPunch, 29 December 2009)

Blair’s Iraq Confession (Informed Comment, 13 December 2009)

Afghanistan and Presidential Dilemmas (Informed Comment, 13 November 2009)

The Cost of Empire (History News Network, George Mason University, 2 November 2009)

The Axis of Evil and the Great Satan (CounterPunch, 8 September 2009)

Getting Away with Torture: Secret Government, War Crimes, and the Rule of Law (History News Network, George Mason University, 11 August 2009)

Obama’s Policy on China and Iran (CounterPunch, 20 July 2009)

A Dialogue for Reconciliation (The Palestine Chronicle, 5 June 2009)

The Significance of India’s Election (ZNet, 23 May 2009)

Moral Crisis (ZNet, 13 May 2009)

On Obama’s Pakistan Test (History News Network, George Mason University, 6 May 2009)

Pakistan in Crisis (CounterPunch, 6 May 2009)

The Pakistan Enigma (CounterPunch, 6 April 2009)

The BBC’s Day of Shame (History News Network, George Mason University, 26 January 2009)

On Bush, As He Leaves (History News Network, George Mason University, 15 January 2009)

Bush’s Final Act: A Bloody War in Gaza (AlterNet, 9 January 2009)

Gaza in Perspective (The Palestine Chronicle, 1 January 2009)

Obama’s Afghan Surge (Media Monitors Network, 28 December 2008)

India’s neoliberal elite (Online Journal, 18 December 2008)

Obama’s Foreign Crises (History News Network, George Mason University, 3 December 2008)

Obama and National Security (Media Monitors Network, 2 December 2008)

Uproar in Police-State Britain (CounterPunch, 28 November 2008)

Essential Reading for Obama (Online Journal, 17 November 2008)

On A Revolution to Remember (History News Network, George Mason University, Virginia, 8 November 2008)

Post-Bush Scenarios (CounterPunch, 23 October 2008)

Understanding Terror (ZNet, 18 October 2008 and CounterPunch, 8 October 2008)

The West in Broke (Business Spectator, 11 October 2008)

A Bitter Harvest (History News Network, George Mason University, Virginia, 5 October 2008)

Bush’s Other Failed War: A Bitter Harvest in Afghanistan (CounterPunch, 30 September 2008)

Imperial America: success or failure (OpEdNews, 30 September 2008)

The Stakes in the 2008 Election (OpEdNews, 26 September 2008)

Bush’s policy turn in the ‘war on terror’ (Online Journal, 16 September 2008)

John McCain as John Major?: Politics, Morality and the GOP (CounterPunch, 5 September 2008)

On the Race for the White House (History News Network, George Mason University, Virginia, 2 September 2008)

Notes from A European Observer: The Race for The White House (CounterPunch, 30 August 2008)

The Military Waits in the Wings: Pakistan in Uncertain Times (CounterPunch, 23 August 2008)

The Breaking Point: A New Age of Torture (CounterPunch, 19 August 2008)

From Georgia to the Brink of a New Cold War: A Pawn in Their Game (CounterPunch, 16 August 2008)

The essence of patriotism (Online Journal, 25 July 2008)

Civil Liberties: At long last, someone takes a stand (Online Journal, 25 June 2008)

Al-Qaeda defeat? (American Chronicle, 18 June 2008)

Running out of Time, and Friends (The Palestine Chronicle, 21 May 2008)

Lebanon: A victim of foreign ambitions (Online Journal, 15 May 2008)

The problem with America (Online Journal, 12 May 2008)

America’s clumsy diplomacy (The National Endowment for the Humanities, Washington, DC, 6 May 2008)

Pakistan: the return of Benazir Bhutto (World Today, RIIA, Chatham House, London, December 1993)

Pakistan in Turmoil (World Today, RIIA, Chatham House, London, June 1993)

Afghanistan: the last episode? (World Today, RIIA, January 1992)

The end of the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty? (World Today, RIIA, July 1991)

India and Nepal at loggerheads (World Today, RIIA, June 1989)

India’s Maldives mission and after (World Today, RIIA, January 1989)

India’s foreign policy: the Rajiv factor (World Today, RIIA, July 1988)

Sri Lanka’s elusive peace (World Today, RIIA, November 1987)

Rajiv Gandhi’s Punjab poser (World Today, RIIA, July 1987)

India: A Changing Role for Foreign Aid Agencies (The World’s Children, Save the Children, June 1987)

Newspapers & Magazines (Pre-1991 Selected Articles)

Najibullah asks US to end Mujahideen support following coup (Daily Telegraph, London, 9 March 1990)

With friends like these … (Economist, 13 October 1990)

Najibullah’s Moscow holiday (Economist, 1 September 1990)

Mujahideen dismiss Najibullah peace plan (Daily Telegraph, London, 2 May 1990)

Afghan war splutters on a year after troops leave (Daily Telegraph, London, 15 February 1990)