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Alain Gresh


Alain Gresh is the Director of Orient XXI, a journalist and expert in Middle East affairs. He is the author of 'L’Islam, la République et le monde', Fayard, 2014 among many other works.

What the current events lend credence to, once again, is the fact that an occupation always unleashes a resistance for which the occupiers alone are responsible, writes Alain Gresh.

25 October, 2023

The ongoing protests in Israel against the far-right Netanyahu government's constitutional reforms, from which Palestinians are absent, are fighting for an apartheid state, not a democratic one, writes Alain Gresh.

29 March, 2023

Opinion: As we mark 20 years since 9/11, the US must realise it no longer has the means to lord it over the world, let alone decide the fate of countries such as Afghanistan and Iraq, writes Alain Gresh.

09 September, 2021

Opinion: The Taliban swept aside the Afghan army - trained and financed for 20 years by the US - in just a few weeks. But this disaster isn't a one-off defeat, it's an indictment of the entire fiasco that is the War on Terror, writes Alain Gresh.

02 September, 2021

Interview: Justice for Jamal will take time. For now, we must block every effort made to restore the legitimacy of the Saudi state, says UN Special Rapporteur, Agnès Callamard.

30 September, 2019

Interview: Mohammad bin Salman should be the object of an international criminal investigation, says UN Special Rapporteur, Agnès Callamard.

19 June, 2019

Book Club: NYT correspondent David Kirkpatrick's book is a revealing look at an ill-informed and bitterly divided Obama administration in the aftermath of Egypt's Arab Spring, writes Alain Gresh.

19 September, 2018

Book review: Asef Bayat takes a fascinating look at the forces driving the Arab Spring, and the reasons for events that followed, writes Alain Gresh.

08 June, 2018

Comment: For thousands of years the Nile has been the jugular vein of Egypt. Is Sisi about to lose control of the wealth and resources it brings? asks Alain Gresh.

27 February, 2018

The long read: Two years after acceding to the throne, King Salman faces mounting challenges; both regional and domestic, and questions around his succession remain unanswered, writes Alain Gresh.

02 January, 2017