Stories by Mark LeVine

Mark LeVine is professor of Middle Eastern history at UC Irvine, and distinguished visiting professor at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Lund University in Sweden and the author of the forthcoming book about the revolutions in the Arab world, The Five Year Old Who Toppled a Pharaoh. subscribe to Mark LeVine's feed

Posted on: Oct 10, 2013, Source: Al Jazeera English

Recent US special forces raids in Libya and Somalia are the latest examples in a long history of intervention in Africa.

Posted on: Jan 24, 2013, Source: Al Jazeera English

The current crisis in Mali is a product of French colonialism, and their intervention will sadly create more blowback.

Posted on: Sep 8, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Iraq's new leadership is in a Catch-22: It can't survive without a huge U.S. presence but until it asks the Americans to leave, millions of Iraqis will consider it illegitimate.

Posted on: Jan 13, 2005, Source: Foreign Policy in Focus

Both the Sunni leadership and the Bush administration are responsible for the increasingly bleak prospects for true democracy in Iraq.

Posted on: Mar 12, 2003, Source: AlterNet

What will be the antiwar movement's response be if a quick victory and the illusion of instant democracy play well on TV? Better start thinking about it now.

Posted on: Jan 27, 2003, Source: AlterNet

The best antidote to terrorism is an axis of empathy that challenges Muslims and Americans alike to pursue the highest ideals of our cultures.

Posted on: Apr 3, 2002, Source: AlterNet

Bring on the samba bands, puppeteers and turtle people; let's turn Ramallah into Seattle! Nothing short of a massive influx of activists ready to put their bodies on the line will challenge the terror of tanks and suicide bombers.

Posted on: Oct 3, 2001, Source: AlterNet

How does an act of terrorism differ from an act of war? What is the history of terrorism? Find out in this 10-point summary.

Posted on: Sep 14, 2001, Source: AlterNet

American and Israelis now have two frightening commonalities: the death of any sense of ordinary security and the lack of honest introspection about policies that produce hatred and violence.