Tag: Iraq War

The ISIS Flag Hoax

tabsir , November 5th, 2021


A fascinating commentary by Ahmed El Shamsy on the ISIS flag logo as a hoax from a 19th century forged letter attributed to Muhammad. Check it out here.


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Picturing the “Enemy”

tabsir , April 3rd, 2021


My friend Karim Ben Khelifa, an award-winning photographic journalist who I met over a decade ago, has produced an extraordinary film (“The Enemy”) on his experience as a…


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Chilcot report is a damning indictment of Blair and Bush’s war in Iraq

Vito Laterza , July 6th, 2016


Today Sir John Chilcot released his report on the run-up to the 2003 invasion of Iraq and its aftermath (you can download the report here). He summarised his findings…


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Geopolitics in the Middle East: A new century dawns

tabsir , December 23rd, 2015


Faisal party at Versailles Conference. Left to right: Rustum Haidar, Nuri as-Said, Prince Faisal (front), Captain Pisani (rear), T. E. Lawrence, Faisal’s attendant (name unknown), Captain Hassan Kha…


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Combatting ISIS/Daesh

tabsir , November 25th, 2015


Clamping down with law and order will not be enough by Thomas Piketty, Le blog de Thomas Piketty, Le Monde online, November 24, 2015 Confronted with terrorism, the…


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The Refugee Crisis and Orientalism

tabsir , September 15th, 2015


My latest post on the refugee crisis in Europe.


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A funny thing happened on the way to the Islamic State

tabsir , May 20th, 2015


Newsweek has an interesting article by Christiane Gruber, an associate professor and director of graduate studies at the University of Michigan, about Muslim cartoons against ISIS. Check it…


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Clausewitz Updated and downsized

tabsir , May 15th, 2015


There is a nicely done satire by Sean McFate on how to take over a small country. Check it out here. Note: Only the rich may apply.


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