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A Nonviolent Alternative for Ukraine
2 June 2014

Ukraine faces a rising tide of violence in the restive east. Here’s why nonviolent activism is the best strategy for fighting back. Written with Erica Chenoweth.


A Nonviolent Alternative for Ukraine
24 May 2014


Why Nonviolent Resistance Wins
22 March 2014

Because nuns, folk singers and dockworkers have the better track record for helping countries achieve democracy. Nearly 70 countries have shown us how.


Straight Talk on the U.S. and Ukraine
13 March 2014

Given the limits of its power and its own compromised relationship with international law, the U.S. isn’t in a position to do much about Ukraine.


Straight Talk on the U.S. and Ukraine
13 March 2014

Given the limits of its power and its own compromised relationship with international law, the U.S. isn’t in a position to do much about Ukraine.


Repression, paranoia increases in Egypt
28 February 2014

Since the military coup in Egypt against the unpopular but democratically elected government of Mohammed Morsi last July, more than 1,000 regime opponents have been killed, thousands more have been hauled before military courts on political charges, and a repressive anti-protest law has been enacted, severely limiting the right of peaceful assembly.


Egyptian Junta Claims U.S. Conspiracy While Accepting U.S. Support
21 February 2014

y claiming that the secular pro-democratic left is somehow in cahoots with both of Washington and the Muslim Brotherhood to undermine the nation, the Egyptian military is trying to have it both ways: appealing to the foreign policy establishment in Washington by suppressing both the Islamists and the left, while playing the pseudo-nationalist card for the Egyptian masses.


How to discredit your democratic opponents in Egypt
17 February 2014

The brutal crackdown on both Islamist and secular oppositionists by the US-backed Egyptian military junta has taken on a bizarre twist: using government-controlled media to promote long-discredited conspiracy theories originally put forward by ultra-left fringe groups.


Barker’s Bizarre Attacks against Progressive Scholars and Proponents of Nonviolent Resistance
15 February 2014

Michael Barker, in an article posted on this site a few days ago, takes offense at my labeling him as someone “notorious” for “conspiracy-mongering.” However, a careful reading of his article and its links actually reinforces that argument.


How the state Assembly tries to limit what I can teach
25 January 2014

In preparing my syllabus for my introductory course on the Middle East this semester, it gives me pause that the California Assembly is still on record declaring that discussing certain well-documented historic incidents in modern Middle Eastern history should “not be tolerated in the classroom.” This unprecedented attack on academic freedom came in the form of a resolution (HR 35), co-sponsored by 66 of the 88 Assembly members, which passed by a voice vote in 2012.