Last fall, Tobi Haslett, a young writer and critic with Marxist leanings, noticed a shift in the contours of popular intellectual debate. “Something is happening out there in the dark fields of ‘the discourse,’ ” Haslett wrote in Bookforum....
Hamid (a Muslim) and Kaemingk (a Christian) will discuss the nature of inter-religious encounter, and explore the challenges and opportunities that arise, specifically, as Muslims immigrate into Western, liberal democratic...
A healthy Shadi and a sick Damir chew over Richard Holbrooke’s complicated legacy, as well as the moral imperatives and political limits of humanitarian intervention.
Shadi HamidMore recently, @dmarusic and I talked Libya, Syria, and humanitarian intervention on our podcast THE WISDOM OF CROWDS. This is one of my favorite episodes, especially since Damir comes at this from a very different perspective
Many on the left forget that not everything in the Middle East is about the United States.
Shadi HamidWhen does self-criticism become narcissism?
My latest in @TheAtlantic on what Soleimani's killing tells us about American exceptionalism and our "original sin" in the Middle East
Shadi Hamid1. In my new piece for @TheAtlantic, I try to take a step back and discuss what the Soleimani killing tells us about American exceptionalism, anti-imperialism, and whether the weaker party is necessarily more moral
Shadi HamidIf you missed it, my latest in @TheAtlantic on what the response to Soleimani's killing tells us about American exceptionalism and "original sin" in the Middle East
Throughout the Arab spring, analysts and policymakers have debated the proper role that the United States should be playing in the Middle East. A small number argued that the U.S. should adopt a more interventionist policy to address Arab...
Shadi HamidIt's no mistake that, when faced with repression, Arab protesters and democracy activists turn(ed) to the United States. Not because we were good, but because they believed we could be better
I wrote a @newrepublic essay on this in 2011
Why Iran supports terrorist groups — and what the consequences can be.
Shadi Hamid"Part of why Iran backs these groups is because Tehran’s economic and military power is weak. Despite having big forces on paper, Iran has a small military budget, and years of U.S. pressure have limited foreign arms sales to the country," writes @dbyman
The Suleimani assassination is the kind of tactic Trump promised his voters — but without a strategy to match.
Shadi HamidThis by @DouthatNYT is the smartest description I've seen of how killing Soleimani fits into the Trump doctrine. One quibble is that Bernie, rather than being a strict Jeffersonian, has had a consistent emphasis on supporting human rights/democracy abroad
In much of the Middle East, and even in Iran, the military commander was feared, and his death has been greeted with elation.
Shadi Hamid"Soleimani was so central to almost every regional event in the past two decades that even people who hate him can’t believe he could die"
Important read from @kimghattas in @TheAtlantic