Darryl Li is an anthropologist and attorney based at Yale University. He is an editor of Middle East Report.
Articles by this Author
|Disengagement and the Frontiers of Zionism||
In mid-January, when Israel further tightened its blockade of the Gaza Strip, it hurriedly assured the world that a “humanitarian crisis” would not be allowed to occur. Case in point: Days after the intensified siege prompted Hamas...
|What the Guantánamo Leaks Won't Reveal||
In the coming days, many will pore over the Guantánamo files released by Wikileaks to find startling revelations or to justify pre-existing positions. But before diving in, it may help to reflect on a few things that may not be explicit...
|"Afghan Arabs," Real and Imagined||
|Lies, Damned Lies and Plagiarizing "Experts"||
The 9/11 Commission Report is the closest thing in print to an official narrative of the events that gave rise to the “war on terror.” In American political culture, the Commission embodied a trans-partisan act of knowledge creation,...
|Some Bad Ideas Can't Be Shot Down||
Some ideas are so absurd that they reveal interesting things about the times in which we live. Take, for example, an opinion piece by Andrew Stobo...
|An Indecent Proposal?||
Quite a few eyebrows were raised last week when Hafiz Mohammed Saeed, perhaps one of the most infamous “terrorists” in Pakistan, extended an offer of humanitarian aid to the United States in the wake of Hurricane Sandy --...
|Khaled el-Masri and Empire's Oblivion||
Two of today’s headlines together provide a good example of the work of imperial forgetting. On the front page of the New York Times, a...
|In Guantanamo, Offshoring Prisoners and Workers Alike||
When I traveled to the US military base at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba in 2009 to visit a client imprisoned there, the daily routine was straightforward: Every morning, legal teams representing detainees would leave the Combined Bachelor Quarters...
The life history of typographical and other errors is sometimes interesting, especially when it comes to “terrorism studies” and the panic of the national security state.
For example: On June 27, a...
|New Documentary on US Military's Migrant Workers||
Starting today, Al Jazeera’s “Fault Lines” will air “America’s War Workers...
|Your Tax Dollars Enable Police Brutality Abroad (March 9, 2016)|
|Five Exciting Developments from Across the Middle East in 2015 (January 6, 2016)|
|Saudi Arabia's Dangerous Sectarian Game (January 5, 2016)|