Vijay Prashad

Vijay Prashad, who teaches at Trinity College, is the Chief Editor at LeftWord Books and a columnist for Frontline (India), BirGün (Turkey) and Alternet (USA). His most recent book is The Death of the Nation and the Future of the Arab Revolution (University of California Press).

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Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 10:15am
Ankara’s Climbdown on Assad
Sharp changes in the war on Syria have impacted the policy of the Turkish government of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Initially Mr. Erdogan believed that the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad would fall precipitously. It did not. Rather than overthrow Mr. Assad, the war has placed...
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Sunday, November 15, 2015 - 1:45pm
We Are in Pitiless Times
A week of horrible carnage – bomb blasts in Beirut and Baghdad and then the cold-blooded shootings in Paris. Each of these acts of terror left dead bodies and wounded lives. There is nothing good that comes of them – only the pain of the victim and then more pain as powerful people take refuge in...
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Wednesday, April 22, 2015 - 1:45pm
Crushing Dreams Will Not Stop the Rush from Africa
Two sides of Africa plunge migrants into deep despair. Thousands from the continent's central belt head to Libya, load themselves on boats bound for Europe, and never reach their destination. Meanwhile, the Islamic State group abducts Ethiopian migrants and murders them. The militants of the IS do...
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Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 10:00am
The Nuclear Club: India Welcomed, Iran Shunned
The language is white hot. Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu tells the US Congress to reject any deal with Iran. The red line for him has been crossed a long time ago – namely, when Iran began to enrich uranium. What Netanyahu wants is to end Iran’s nuclear program. What ambiguity lies...
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Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 11:15am
Barbarians Are Made, Not Born
Genuine terrorists require little amplification of their acts. These acts are designed to create a certain emotional response. A beheading here, a burning there – ghastly repetitions of old acts, as old as The Rack or the Judas Chair. It takes little imagination to picture the pain. The terrorist...
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Thursday, January 8, 2015 - 10:00am
Double Standards in the World Order
Palestine approaches the United Nations Security Council asking to set a deadline to end the Israeli occupation. It is rebuffed by the United States. Palestine approaches the International Criminal Court (ICC), seeking membership in this world body. The United States threatens to cut its funding to...
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Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 12:00pm
On America's Less Bad Choices in Syria
Frontlines blur in Syria, with guns pointed in many directions. US missiles muddy the landscape further. Initially, the United States had pledged to bomb the established positions of the Islamic State (IS, formerly known as ISIS): an empty building in Raqqa and convoys of US material stolen from...
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Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - 1:30pm
Why US Airstrikes Won't Defeat ISIS (VIDEO)
In this interview with the Real News Network, Scholar, journalist, and activist Vijay Prashad discusses the folly of the U.S. bid to bomb ISIS and arm its foes for "humanitarian" purposes. "I do hope that in future, people in the United States [who] get so excited about military intervention will...
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Thursday, January 30, 2014 - 1:08pm
Scarlett Johansson is Right – the Face of SodaStream Doesn't Fit With Oxfam
Global charities seek global ambassadors to help them raise the profile of their work. Simply doing their best to stem the tide of suffering is not enough to gain potential donors' attention.
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Wednesday, July 3, 2013 - 12:22pm
India’s Cowardly Display of Servility in Snowden Affair
New Delhi’s undignified response to revelations that the U.S. spied on it is in sharp contrast to its stand on the same issue in the 1950s
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