Articles by Baher Kamal

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Big War Lords Playing Brinkmanship Game in Syria
Baher Kamal – Inter Press Service-IPS, 22 Feb 2016

The biggest “official” warlords on Earth—the Russian military apparatus and the US Pentagon and its “allies”–Europe, the US-led NATO, the Saudi Arabia-led Gulf countries, and Turkey, have just walked a step closer to the edge of the Middle East abyss over the weekend during their Munich Security Conference.

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(Castellano) Los grandes señores de la guerra, listos para invadir Siria
Baher Kamal – Inter Press Service-IPS, 22 Feb 2016

Los grandes señores de la guerra “oficiales”, es decir el aparato militar ruso y el Departamento de Defensa de Estados Unidos y sus “aliados” -Europa, la OTAN, los países del Golfo liderados por Arabia Saudita, y Turquía- dieron el último fin de semana un paso más hacia el abismo de Medio Oriente durante su Conferencia de Seguridad de Múnich.

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Cameron At Large: Want Not to Become a Terrorist? Speak Fluent English!
Baher Kamal – Inter Press Service-IPS, 8 Feb 2016

4 Feb 2016 – “Do you speak English fluently? No? Then you risk becoming a terrorist.” IPS posed this dilemma to some young Muslim women living in Cairo, while explaining that this appears to be David Cameron’s formula to judge the level of Muslim women’s risk to fall, passively, into the horrific trap of extremism.

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Women’s Rights First — African Summit
Baher Kamal - Human Wrongs Watch, 8 Feb 2016

1 Feb 2016 – Despite the enormous challenges facing Africa now, the leaders of its 1.2 billion plus inhabitants have decided to spotlight the issue of Human Rights with a Particular Focus on the Rights of Women in their 26th summit held in Addis Ababa on 21-31 January this year. Why?

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(Castellano) África, ¿es noticia solo si sangra?
Baher Kamal – Inter Press Service-IPS, 25 Jan 2016

Las raíces profundas que yacen debajo de la mayoría de los dramas africanos: largos siglos de colonialismo, esclavitud, empobrecimiento, dilapidación de los recursos naturales por corporaciones transnacionales, millonarias ventas de armas a las partes en conflicto, extendido acaparamiento de tierras y el grave impacto del cambio climático, causado lejos de África por los países industrializados, son solo algunos de ellos.

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Africa, Only If It Bleeds It Leads?
Baher Kamal – Human Wrongs Watch, 25 Jan 2016

Deep roots lying beneath most African dramas: centuries-long colonialism; slavery; massive depletion of natural resources by voracious multinational corporations; big sales of western weapons to parties in conflicts; extensive land grabbing and the heavy impact of climate change caused far away from Africa by industrialized states, just to mention some.

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Seven Top Challenges Facing African Women
Baher Kamal – Inter Press Service, 25 Jan 2016

These challenges are now top on the agenda of the “8thAfrican Union Gender Pre-Summit on 2016 African Year of Human Rights,with Particular Focus on the Rights of Women” taking place in Addis Ababa on 17 – 21 January.

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Once Auctioned, What to Do with the ‘Stock’ of Syrian Refugees?
Baher Kamal – Human Wrongs Watch, 18 Jan 2016

13 Jan 2016 – Few months ago, an unprecedented “humanitarian auction” was opened in Brussels at the European Commission, shortly after watching the image of the three-year old Syrian child that the sea threw up on the Turkish shores. The “auction” was about deciding upon the number of Syrian refugees to be hosted by each EU country.

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… And All of a Sudden, Syria!
Baher Kamal, IPS - Human Wrongs Watch, 11 Jan 2016

5 Jan 2015 – The “big five” – i.e., the most military powerful states on earth (US, UK, France, Russia and China) have just agreed that it would be about time to end the Syrian five-year long human tragedy.

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Silence, Please! A New Middle East Is in the Making
Baher Kamal, IPS – TRANSCEND Media Service, 21 Dec 2015

When, in June 2006, former US National Security adviser and, later on, Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice, spelled out the George W. Bush administration new, magic doctrine for the Middle East, tons of ink was poured and millions of words said in a harsh attempt to speculate with what she really did mean by what she called “Creative Chaos.”

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(Castellano) Medio Oriente: Toneladas de tinta y millones de palabras pero…
Baher Kamal, IPS – TRANSCEND Media Service, 21 Dec 2015

Este es un análisis de Baher Kamal, periodista de nacionalidad española y origen egipcio, donde desmitifica alguno de los estereotipos más comunes sobre los árabes, la región de Medio Oriente, los musulmanes y el islam.

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The Over-Written, Under-Reported Middle East – Part I: Of Arabs and Muslims
Baher Kamal, IPS – TRANSCEND Media Service, 7 Dec 2015

Egyptian-born, Spanish-national, secular journalist Baher Kamal tries to demystify some of the most common stereotypes circulating around the Middle East region.

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The Over-Written, Under-Reported Middle East – Part II: 99.5 Years of (Imposed) Solitude
Baher Kamal, IPS – TRANSCEND Media Service, 7 Dec 2015

Baher Kamal tries to demystify some of the most common stereotypes circulating around the Middle East region. Here he explains some of the roots of its drama.

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Chinese Logic
Baher Kamal – TRANSCEND Media Service, 20 Apr 2015

Henry Kissinger once asked Chou En-Lai to theorize on what might have happened if Nikita Khrushchev had been assassinated instead of John F. Kennedy.

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Password
Baher Kamal – TRANSCEND Media Service, 22 Dec 2014

WINDOWS: Please enter your new password.
USER: cabbage

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Palestine – Chronicle of a Foretold Death
Baher Kamal, IPS – TRANSCEND Media Service, 12 May 2014

A quick look at the roots of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict would suffice to conclude that the process leading to creating a Palestinian State living side by side with Israel had already been sentenced to failure 117 years ago.

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Egypt in the Rear Mirror (II): Who Are the Not-So-Invisible Powers Behind the Troglodytes?
Baher Kamal - Human Wrongs Watch, 7 Apr 2014

Cairo, 26 March 2014 – “If you cannot win them, join them” seems to be the old British political principle that Washington has been applying to its plans to re-design the Arab region, always under the recurrent public pretext of the “war on terrorism.”

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Egypt in the Rear Mirror (I): The Irresistible Temptation to Analyse What One Ignores
Baher Kamal - Human Wrongs Watch, 31 Mar 2014

Simply one thing is to live the events, witness them, be immersed in them, having been born there and understanding the culture and language of the people, and quite a different thing is to just surf in Internet and watch TV as a way to asses and further judge what is going on in a very far away country.

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Who Dares to Challenge a 32 Billion-Dollar Business – Human Trafficking?
Baher Kamal – Human Wrongs Watch, 31 Oct 2011

After weapons and drugs, human trafficking is the third most lucrative criminal business in the world – a 32 billion-dollar global industry, which is estimated to be exploiting over 2.4 million people, two-thirds of them women and children. Who dares to challenge such a huge business?

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