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Malik Al-Abdeh

Malik Al-Abdeh

Malik Al-Abdeh is a freelance Syrian journalist and researcher. He is currently based in London.

Dreaming of Sweden

Khalil was only seventeen when he decided to take up arms. After attending anti-government demonstrations in his home city of …

The Arabic Slur

Arabs pride themselves on a language that has not changed all that much in 1,400 years. It remains tethered to …

Only God and America

It used to be the case that if a Westerner aspired to gain acceptance in the Arab world, he would …

Freedom, Then and Now

“Freedom for an Oxford don . . . is a very different thing from freedom for an Egyptian peasant,” said that most …

Glorified Middlemen

The Syrian National Coalition (SNC) is a peculiar creature. It can be classed neither as a revolutionary organization—it is no …

“Sunnism is Our Slogan”

Exactly a decade after the US invasion toppled Saddam Hussein, sectarian tensions are again threatening to turn back the clock …

Syria, Two Years On

In the pre-Arab Spring era, the conventional wisdom was that an uprising in Syria was far fetched. Articles written by …

Out of the Ashes

Syria was the first modern Arab state to come into existence and the first Arab republic to elect its president, …

The King is Listening

The recent elections in Jordan, held amidst a boycott by the main opposition parties, have fuelled talk of a missed …