9 ARTICLES BY: GILBERT ACHCAR
Gilbert Achcar is a professor at SOAS, University of London. His most recent books are Marxism, Orientalism, Cosmopolitanism (2013), The People Want: A Radical Exploration of the Arab Uprising (2013), and Morbid Symptoms: Relapse in the Arab Uprising (2016).
08.18.2019
GILBERT ACHCAR
The Sudanese Revolution Enters a New Phase
The Sudanese Revolution has won major victories. But it still needs to wrestle control from the military to popular forces.
TAGSFORCES FOR THE DECLARATION OF FREEDOM AND CHANGESUDANESE COMMUNIST PARTYSUDANESE PROTESTS
05.18.2019
GILBERT ACHCAR
The Long Arab Spring
The recent uprisings in Sudan and Algeria show that the conditions that gave rise to the Arab Spring are not going away. But movements against authoritarianism and exploitation still face existential threats.
TAGSALGERIAARAB SPRINGSUDANESE PROTESTS
04.14.2019
GILBERT ACHCAR
Marx and the Prophet
On why the rise of fundamentalism in Muslim-majority countries owes much to the failings of the secular left.
TAGS
04.12.2019
GILBERT ACHCAR
The Fall of Sudan’s “Morsisi”
The Sudanese people just toppled their longtime autocratic leader, Omar al-Bashir. It’s a confirmation that the revolutionary ferment of the Arab Spring didn’t die out in 2011.
TAGSSUDANESE PROTESTS
01.14.2019
GILBERT ACHCAR
Order Prevails in the Arab World
Through butchery and sectarianism, the autocracies of the Arab world have survived this round. But in the long run, any order dependent on murder and bloodshed is doomed to collapse.
TAGSARAB SPRINGROSA LUXEMBURG
06.20.2017
GILBERT ACHCAR
Baghdad in France
Today’s reactionaries don’t seem to be interested in a new world war, but in a clash between North and South, rich and poor.
TAGSARAB SPRINGFAR RIGHT​IMPERIALISM​ISIS​ISLAMOPHOBIA​TERRORISM​XENOPHOBIA
10.20.2016
GILBERT ACHCAR
Standing Against Barbarism
Both the Syrian regime and the Saudi-led campaign in Yemen aim to bury the aspirations of the Arab Spring.
TAGSARAB SPRINGSYRIAN REVOLUTION
12.17.2015
GILBERT ACHCAR
What Happened to the Arab Spring?
It’s been five years since the start of the Tunisian uprising. What was won — and what remains — in the Arab Spring?
TAGSARAB SPRINGHOSNI MUBARAKSYRIAN REVOLUTION
11.19.2015
GILBERT ACHCAR
France Returns to the State of Exception
The discourse of war is already upon us. But it must be resisted.
TAGSFRANÇOIS HOLLANDEGEORGE W. BUSH​HOME-FEATURED​NOVEMBER 2015 PARIS ATTACKS​TEST-HOME-STANDARD
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