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.
Comment: Both countries have succeeded in adopting versions of Islam that marginalise the vast majority of Muslims, Sunni and Shia alike, writes Laith Saud.
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.
Comment: What exactly have think tanks accomplished for Syria over the last five years, asks Laith Saud.
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
Comment: Unlike the notion of racism, far more people would actually admit to holding beliefs that are white supremacist, writes Laith Saud
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.
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
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
Comment: The exploitation of ignorance and fear did not begin with Trump, and it won't end with him, writes Laith Saud