Muhammad Idrees Ahmad

Muhammad Idrees Ahmad is Lecturer in Digital Journalism at the University of Stirling. He is a contributing editor at the Los Angeles Review of Books.

Syria's Civil War

Syria and the case for editorial accountability

By publishing Seymour Hersh's latest 'fiction' on Syria, German daily Die Welt served as a conduit for disinformation.

Middle East

Why Macron is wrong about Assad

Bashar al-Assad is the enemy of all humanity, not just Syrians.


Obama won't end the drone war, but Pakistan might

Drone strikes in Pakistan and other countries is not in the US national interest, and mires the country in endless war.


Hagel, the lobby and the limits of power

The former Republican senator is guilty of a cardinal sin which has cut short many promising careers in Washington.


The Archbishop, Oedipus, and the Golden Ass

Tony Blair's support of dictators and his remorselessness in launching the Iraq war shows his lack of scruples.


Romney's indiscreet adviser

In an effort to boost foreign policy credentials, US presidential candidate hires US-Lebanese neoconservative hawk.

US & Canada

Fighting back against the CIA drone war

Human rights lawyers and activists in the UK and Pakistan are on a quest for justice and transparency.


Gunboats and gurkhas in the American Imperium

A complicit government in Pakistan, enabled by US interlocutors, continues to support US drone strikes.


The Virtue-less war of the 'Nintendo bomber'

As unbridled use of drones in Afghanistan and Pakistan continues, another casualty of war may be democracy in the US

US & Canada

The magical realism of body counts

The US government, and a pliant mainstream media, are making sure the public remain ignorant of civilian casualties.