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Joseph Daher

Joseph Daher


Joseph Daher teaches at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland, and is an affiliate professor at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy, where he participates in the "Wartime and Post-Conflict in Syria Project." He is the author of "Syria after the Uprisings, The Political Economy of State Resilience".

The newly elected extremist far-right government of Israel is the logical result of decades of unchecked occupation, colonisation, and ethno-nationalism, writes Joseph Daher, and any struggle for democracy must centre Palestinian liberation.

24 January, 2023

From its violent repression in the lead-up and continued imprisonment of activist Alaa Abdel Fattah, to the summit’s polluting ‘partners’ like Coca-Cola, the Sisi regime is greenwashing its crimes through COP27, writes Joseph Daher.

09 November, 2022

To preserve their own wealth and power, the ruling class have consistently opposed changes to the corrupt banking system, deliberately orchestrating a crisis that has plunged the country into poverty and economic collapse, writes Joseph Daher.

04 October, 2022

In the last decade there has been a shocking decline in Syrian students, and for those still in school the rising cost of learning is unsustainable, yet the regime’s response is further divestment and poorer quality of teaching, writes Joseph Daher.

09 September, 2022

Joseph Daher warns that despite the Syrian official opposition’s claims, Turkey’s normalisation with Assad and its targeting of Syrian refugees reinforce that Erdogan is no ally when it comes to honouring the objectives sought by the 2011 uprising.

26 August, 2022

Two years on from the Beirut port blast, Joseph Daher argues that life in Lebanon has become even more difficult for the people. The outcomes of Lebanon’s elections in May, a key event since the tragedy, failed to provide any meaningful change.

04 August, 2022

Joseph Daher argues that Iran and Hezbollah’s strategic regional interests which requires a reconciliation between their allies, are defining the growing relationship between the Syrian regime and Hamas.

11 July, 2022

Despite the momentum of the October 2019 uprisings in Lebanon, there is little hope for progressive alternatives in the upcoming elections, especially with such a weakened trade union movement, writes Joseph Daher.

06 May, 2022

11 years on from the Syrian uprisings that demanded freedom, the Assad regime is seeking legitimacy across the MENA. The Palestinian BDS movement can serve as inspiration for opposing its normalisation campaign, writes Joseph Daher.

01 April, 2022

Comment: Counter-revolutionary forces, whether represented by regimes or fundamentalist militants, have divided revolutionaries. These latter must hold on to their principles and aims.

14 March, 2015