Mark LeVine

Mark LeVine

Mark LeVine teaches History at University of California and presently holds visiting professorships at Lund University's Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the University of Bologna. 

Tahrir Square

In memory of the 'Watcher of Tahrir'

Pierre Sioufi may be gone, but his legacy will continue to inspire courage in Egypt and beyond.

In memory of the 'Watcher of Tahrir'

Saudi Arabia

The Saudi art charade

Regime sponsorship of the arts could hurt artistic freedom of expression.

The Saudi art charade

Israel

What is behind Israel's attempt to ban Al Jazeera?

Does Netanyahu need a smoke screen for his corruption scandal or is there a more sinister reason for banning Al Jazeera?

What is behind Israel's attempt to ban Al Jazeera?

Latin America

Why Cuba's future could be more promising than the US'

If Trump et al do not spoil Cuba's transition, it could develop into a model welfare democracy.

Why Cuba's future could be more promising than the US'

Business & Economy

Dear Jeff Bezos, remember that charity begins at home

Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos asked for help giving away his billions. How about paying his workers a living wage?

Dear Jeff Bezos, remember that charity begins at home

Israeli–Palestinian conflict

Accepting the apartheid label will normalise Israel

Admitting the reality of apartheid is the first step towards a peaceful and democratic future in Israel and Palestine.

Accepting the apartheid label will normalise Israel

Israeli–Palestinian conflict

What did the UN apartheid report expose in reality?

As Israel moves towards confronting apartheid, the questions raised by the report will become impossible to avoid.

What did the UN apartheid report expose in reality?

Human Rights

Human rights: From Obama to Trump

The dangerous erosion of human rights structures and practices under Obama will reach dangerous proportions under Trump.

Human rights: From Obama to Trump

United States

Who's conning whom in Donald Trump's America

Voting for Trump was not voting for a con man; rather, it was a strategic action to maintain a fragile privilege.

Who's conning whom in Donald Trump's America

Politics

Clinton, Trump, and the ends of great power hypocrisy

The hypocrisy of the politicians stinks almost as much as the corpses of the dead.

Clinton, Trump, and the ends of great power hypocrisy

US Elections 2016

How Donald Trump could make America great again

We don't have to vote for him to appreciate the realities exposed by the US' greatest reality TV star.

How Donald Trump could make America great again

Politics

Israel-Palestine: A way to end the occupation

Palestinians retain several diplomatic "nuclear options" they could deploy if all hope for a solution fades.

Israel-Palestine: A way to end the occupation