Abdullah Al-Arian

Abdullah Al-Arian

Abdullah Al-Arian is associate professor of history at Georgetown University, School of Foreign Service in Qatar and author of Answering the Call: Popular Islamic Activism in Sadat's Egypt. 

Egypt

Mohamed Morsi: An Egyptian tragedy

Morsi's presidency was a flicker of hope for a democratic future in a country long dominated by ruthless dictators.

Mohamed Morsi: An Egyptian tragedy

Football

N'Golo Kante, Mesut Ozil and belonging

The World Cup revealed the ugly underbelly of European racism and intolerance.

N'Golo Kante, Mesut Ozil and belonging

Egypt

Why the Muslim Brotherhood was blamed for Egypt's World Cup woes

Or how Egypt's ruling regime tried to exploit the Egyptian football team to bolster its image.

Why the Muslim Brotherhood was blamed for Egypt's World Cup woes

GCC

Football and the GCC crisis

How the GCC crisis upended Europe's football transfer market.

Football and the GCC crisis

GCC

How will Qatar-Gulf crisis shape the region's economy?

Analysis: Blockade could permanently alter the economic arrangements that have long defined relations within the GCC.

How will Qatar-Gulf crisis shape the region's economy?

GCC

Analysis: Qatar-Gulf crisis: Who are the 'terrorists'?

For the Trump administration, the 'terrorist' label is little more than a foreign policy tool of the US and its allies.

Analysis: Qatar-Gulf crisis: Who are the 'terrorists'?

Middle East

The Muslim Brotherhood and Trump's terror list

Outlawing the Brotherhood reflects a total failure to understand the historical complexities of the group's evolution.

The Muslim Brotherhood and Trump's terror list

Longform

The evolution of Islamists

Ideology does not tell us the full story of the evolution of Islamist movements.

The evolution of Islamists

Opinion

Egypt's hollow parliament

The final step in the restoration of Egypt's authoritarian system of government appears to be complete.

Egypt's hollow parliament

Human Rights

Death sentence for freedom in Egypt

The regime seeks to take not only the lives of these defendants, but also the freedom to dissent of all its citizens.

Death sentence for freedom in Egypt

Middle East

The many trials of Mohamed Morsi

The laundry list of criminal charges facing Mohamed Morsi are meant to solidify Egypt's new authoritarianism.

The many trials of Mohamed Morsi

US & Canada

Charlie Hebdo and western liberalism

Islam has been unfairly criticised and ridiculed in the west for centuries.

Charlie Hebdo and western liberalism