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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).

Comment: Laith Saud explores how the 'Clash of Civilisations' and the 'War on Terror', along with the rise of new technologies have shaped today's world order.

13 September, 2016

Comment: Iraq's state is critically weak, and in allowing non-state actors to "fight" terrorism, it will endorse the presence of terrorism as a mainstay of Iraqi life, writes Laith Saud

21 July, 2016

Comment: Iraq is in desperate need of strong and inclusive leadership, that will take responsibility for its actions and put nationalism before sectarian divisions, writes Laith Saud.

05 July, 2016

Comment: The argument that Iraq and Syria are false entities, clumsily constituted by Sykes-Picot is at best lacking in judgement, and at worst malicious in its intent, writes Laith Saud.

18 May, 2016

Comment: Diversity is not at the root of Iraq's political crisis; it is, rather, the corrupt political system established by the US which is at fault, writes Laith Saud

05 May, 2016

Comment: Inventing some barbaric enemy allows the equally false creation of one's own heroic identity, writes Laith Saud.

07 April, 2016

Comment: The recent emergence of non-state terrorism, particularly in the Middle East, has its historical roots in state terrorism inflicted on Iraq exactly 13 years ago, writes Laith Saud.

29 March, 2016

Comment: Laith Saud analyses the politics of Democratic presidential candidates Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton arguing Clinton's ideas and record make her closer to being Republican-lite.

29 February, 2016

Comment: The chasm between the rhetoric of justice and acting out of justice leaves the people of the Middle East surrounded by violence, writes Laith Saud.

30 January, 2016

The presence of the powerless always presents an opportunity to the powerful. Migration is one such opportunity which is being used and abused to the benefit of those least affected.

01 January, 2016