Pauls Aarts teaches international relations at the University of Amsterdam.
Articles by this Author
|Lions of Tawhid in the Polder||
The murder of the controversial filmmaker Theo van Gogh by a radical Islamist youth induced a deep national trauma in the Netherlands. Very quickly, debate about the murder and the subsequent outbreak of anti-Muslim violence led to a larger and...
|"Iraq Is Not a Lost Battle"||
Isam al-Khafaji, a contributing editor of Middle East Report, is an Iraqi social scientist. As a young faculty member and a left-wing intellectual, he was forced to leave Iraq in 1978 during campaigns of forced...
|Oil and the Gulf War||
No blood for oil! The rallying cry of many of those who took to the streets in protest against the Gulf war is simple. Is it too simple? “Even a dolt understands the principle,” said one unnamed US official, “We need the oil....
|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)|