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Muhammad Idrees Ahmad


Glasgow-based writer with a doctorate in sociology and specialisation in international conflicts. Ahmad is a lecturer in Digital Journalism at the University of Stirling and a former research fellow at the University of Denver’s Center for Middle East Studies.

Comment: In Syria, at every key moment, the West has shown little commitment to values or allies, writes Muhammad Idrees Ahmad.

17 October, 2019

Comment: The Home Secretary's decision to revoke Shamima Begum's British citizenship is a major own goal, writes Muhammad Idrees Ahmad.

21 February, 2019

Comment: The 'no good guys' argument places the largely peaceful Syrian uprising on the same moral plane as the murderous regime that forced it to militarise, writes Idrees Ahmad.

20 April, 2018

Comment: For Assad's regime, doubt is a political necessity, writes Idrees Ahmad.

11 October, 2017

Comment: Syria is a manmade disaster, but perpetrators are unlikely to face justice until bystanders are made to reckon with the consequences of their inaction, writes Muhammad Idrees Ahmad.

18 September, 2017

Comment: Much like the right, the alt-left disdains 'globalists', sees internationalism as liberal frivolity, and confines its solidarity to repressive regimes overseas, writes Idrees Ahmad.

24 August, 2017

Book review: Saleh's lucid work tackles the questions that most confound western audiences, and is a reminder of the circumstances through which this impossible revolution endured, writes Muhammad Idrees Ahmad.

10 August, 2017

Comment: Chomsky cites Postol because he is a man with credentials, giving conspiracy theories a veneer of scientific plausibility, writes Muhammad Idrees Ahmad.

05 May, 2017

Comment: In Chomsky's hierarchy of concerns, it seems a westerner's right to deny genocide is more sacrosanct than a Syrian's right to life and liberty, writes Muhammad Idrees Ahmad.

05 May, 2017

Comment: Syrian regime bombs rain down on Aleppo's hospitals, but renowned journalist, Robert Fisk refuses to tell the full story, writes Idrees Ahmad

03 November, 2016