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Laith Saud


Laith Saud is a writer and scholar. He is co-author of An Introduction to Islam for the 21st Century (Wiley-Blackwell).

Book review: Bassiouni's account of Egypt's revolution is an engaging insight into Egypt's Arab Spring and its aftermath, from the side of state power, writes Laith Saud.

29 January, 2018

Comment: Both countries have succeeded in adopting versions of Islam that marginalise the vast majority of Muslims, Sunni and Shia alike, writes Laith Saud.

04 July, 2017

Comment: Trump is using his policies to break a fragile alliance on the Left, forcing them to prioritise certain issues at the expense of others, writes Laith Saud.

30 January, 2017

Comment: What exactly have think tanks accomplished for Syria over the last five years, asks Laith Saud.

26 December, 2016

Comment: Revolutionary and writer Frantz Fanon theorised the psychology of race. Today, we are witnessing the neurosis of race that he addressed, amplified by social media, writes Laith Saud

13 December, 2016

Comment: Unlike the notion of racism, far more people would actually admit to holding beliefs that are white supremacist, writes Laith Saud

24 November, 2016

Comment: Laith Saud unpicks the identity politics of a campaign that carried Trump to the White House, and another that failed to inspire a divided electorate.

10 November, 2016

Comment: Sixty years ago, Israel, Britain and France invaded Sinai but lied to the UN General Assembly about their motives. Manipulating military campaigns is equally common today, writes Laith Saud

31 October, 2016

Comment: The chaos in the Arab world begins with the US-led invasion of Iraq, and it comes full circle with US policy regarding Syria, writes Laith Saud

06 October, 2016

Comment: The exploitation of ignorance and fear did not begin with Trump, and it won't end with him, writes Laith Saud

28 September, 2016