SOAS University of London

Department of Development Studies

Gilbert Achcar

BA (Lyon); BA, MA (Lebanese University Beirut); PhD (Paris VIII)
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Gilbert Achcar
Department of Development Studies

Professor of Development Studies and International Relations

Labour, Movements and Development

Research Cluster Member

Neoliberalism, Globalisation, and States

Research Cluster Member

London Middle East Institute (LMEI)


Centre for Palestine Studies (CPS)

Advisory Committee Member

Centre for Ottoman Studies


Centre for Migration and Diaspora Studies


Professor Gilbert Achcar
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SOAS University of London
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Mondays, 3pm - 5pm
On Sabbatical:
Terms 2 and 3 (18/19)


Gilbert Achcar has degrees in Philosophy (ESL, Beirut), Social Sciences (UL, Beirut) and a PhD in Social History/International Relations (University of Paris-VIII). Before joining SOAS in 2007, he taught and/or researched in various universities and research centres in Beirut, Berlin and Paris. His many books, published in a total of 15 languages, include: The Clash of Barbarisms: The Making of the New World Disorder (2002, 2006); Perilous Power: The Middle East and U.S. Foreign Policy, co-authored with Noam Chomsky (2007, 2008); The Arabs and the Holocaust: The Arab-Israeli War of Narratives (2010); Marxism, Orientalism, Cosmopolitanism (2013); The People Want: A Radical Exploration of the Arab Uprising (2013); and Morbid Symptoms: Relapse in the Arab Uprising (2016).


Programmes Convened
Modules Taught
PhD Students supervised
  • Alexander Humphries, The Christian formation of Iraq: A Study of the Chaldean Catholic Church’s role in the creation and development of the Iraqi nation
  • Daniel Marwecki, The German-Israeli Alliance and the Palestine Question. An Examination from the Postwar Era to the Present
  • Hassan Sherry, Industrialisation in the MENA Region: The Case of Egypt, Turkey and Iran (working title)
  • Lamya (Sharmeen) Hussain, Dunam after Dunam: Transitions in Farming across the Jordan Valley
  • Safa Joudeh, Economic zones as spatial strategy in Egypt and Tunisia (working title)
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Gilbert Achcar's Inaugural Lecture - Development and Revolution - The Roots of the Arab Uprising


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Authored Books

Achcar, Gilbert (2016) Morbid Symptoms: Relapse in the Arab Uprising. Stanford; Stanford Univeristy Press: London; Saqi.

Achcar, Gilbert (2013) The People Want: A Radical Exploration of the Arab Uprising. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press.

Achcar, Gilbert (2013) Marxism, Orientalism, Cosmopolitanism. Chicago; Haymarket: London; Saqi.

Achcar, Gilbert (2012) Eichmann au Caire et autres essais. Paris: Sindbad / Actes Sud.

Achcar, Gilbert (2010) The Arabs and the Holocaust: The Arab-Israeli War of Narratives. New York; Metropolitan / Macmillan: London; Saqi.

Achcar, Gilbert and Chomsky, Noam (2009) Perilous Power: The Middle East and U.S. Foreign Policy. Dialogues on Terror, Democracy ,War, and Justice. [2nd augmented edition.]. Boulder: Paradigm Publishers.

Achcar, Gilbert and Chomsky, N. (2008) Perilous Power. The Middle East and U.S. Foreign Policy. Dialogues on Terror, Democracy, War and Justice. London: Penguin Books.

Achcar, Gilbert and Chomsky, N. (2007) Perilous Power. The Middle East and U.S. Foreign Policy. Dialogues on Terror, Democracy, War and Justice. Boulder: Paradigm Publishers.

Achcar, Gilbert and Warschawski, Michel (2007) The 33-Day War: Israel’s War on Hezbollah in Lebanon and its Consequences. Boulder: Paradigm Publishers; London: Saqi.

Achcar, Gilbert (2006) The Clash of Barbarisms. The Making of the New World Disorder. Boulder: Paradigm Publishers; London: Saqi.

Achcar, Gilbert (2006) The Israeli Dilemma: A Debate between Two Left-Wing Jews: letters between Marcel Liebman and Ralph Miliband, Selected, with an introduction and epilogue by Gilbert Achcar. London: Merlin Press.

Achcar, Gilbert (2004) Eastern Cauldron: Islam, Afghanistan, Palestine and Iraq in a Marxist Mirror.. New York: Monthly Review Press.

Achcar, Gilbert (2002) The Clash of Barbarisms: September 11 and the Making of the New World Disorder. New York: Monthly Review Press.

Achcar, Gilbert (1999) La Nouvelle Guerre froide. Le monde après le Kosovo. Paris: Presses universitaires de France.


Achcar, Gilbert (2017) 'Al-‘Almaniyya Shart al-Hadatha wa La Taqaddum Biduniha'. Alfaisal, (491) 2, pp 19-21.

Achcar, Gilbert (2016) 'Hizar Fakh Netanyahu'. Majallat al-Dirasat al-Filastiniyya, (27) 105, pp 12-15.

Achcar, Gilbert (2015) 'Impasse rentière du Monde arabe [Interview]'. Economia, (June), pp 27-23.

Achcar, Gilbert (2015) 'Banners of Protest'. Le Monde diplomatique, (July).

Achcar, Gilbert (2013) 'Extreme Capitalism of the Muslim Brothers'. Le Monde diplomatique, (June).

Achcar, Gilbert (2012) 'Eichmann in Cairo: The Eichmann Affair in Nasser's Egypt'. Arab Studies Journal, (20) 1, pp 74-103.

Achcar, Gilbert (2012) 'Arab Uprisings: Geopolitics, Strategies and Adjustment [Interview]'. The Middle East Journal of Culture and Communication, (5) 1, pp 7-14.

Achcar, Gilbert (2012) 'Morbid symptoms: What did Gramsci mean and how does it apply to our time?'. International Socialist Review, (108), pp 30-37.

Achcar, Gilbert (2011) 'Der arbeitenden Bevölkerung fehlt eine eigenständige politische Vertretung [Interview]'. Emanzipation, Salzburg, (1) 2, pp 81-92.

Achcar, Gilbert (2011) 'Europe and the Arab Spring'. Government Gazette, London.

Achcar, Gilbert (2011) 'The Perils of People Power'. American Review 5, pp 49-54.

Achcar, Gilbert (2011) 'Die Auslaüfer der Schockwelle [Interview]'. Springerin, Vienna, (17) 3, pp 30-34.

Achcar, Gilbert (2011) 'Eine historische Chance für die Linke [Interview]'. Marx 21 20, pp 35-38.

Achcar, Gilbert (2011) 'Libyen – eine notwendige Debatte'. Das Argument, Karlsruhe, (53) 2, pp 186-192.

Achcar, Gilbert (2010) 'L’intellectuel symbolique: Notes sur la marge des Mémoires de Daniel Bensaïd'. Lignes, Paris 32, pp 11-20.

Achcar, Gilbert (2010) '‘Al-Yasār al-‘Arabi: Hiwār Ajrāhu Wā’il ‘Abdul-Rahīm’'. Al-Adāb, Beirut, (58) 4-5, pp 41-46.

Achcar, Gilbert (2010) 'An al-‘Arab wa al-Mahraqa al-Nāziyya'. Al-Adāb, Beirut, (58) 9-10, pp 89-95.

Achcar, Gilbert (2010) '‘An al-‘Arab wa al-Mahraqa al-Nāziyya'. Al-Adāb, Beirut, (58) 9-10, pp 89-95.

Achcar, Gilbert (2009) 'The Right to Movement and the Right to Development'. Europa, pp 9.

Achcar, Gilbert (2009) 'Egypt’s Recent Growth: An ‘Emerging Success Story’?'. Development Viewpoint 22.

Achcar, Gilbert (2009) 'Fi al-Barnāmaj al-Istrātīji lil-Nidāl al-Taharruri al-Filastīni'. Al-Adāb, Beirut, (57) 9-10, pp 77-81.

Achcar, Gilbert (2008) 'États-Unis – L’assurance ultime : la suprématie militaire’ Interview'. La Brèche 3, pp 14-20.

Achcar, Gilbert (2008) 'The U.S. is sowing the seeds of a long term tragedy [Interview]'. Mesele 18, pp 15-22.

Achcar, Gilbert (2008) 'Orientalism in Reverse: Post-1979 Trends in French Orientalism'. Mouvements 54, pp 128-144.

Achcar, Gilbert (2008) 'The Deepening Crisis: Islam and the Structure of Global Power’ [Roundtable discussion]'. The Humanist, (68) 2, pp 16-20.

Achcar, Gilbert (2006) 'Liban: Les desseins impériaux à l’épreuve du réel [Interview]'. Mouvements 47/48, pp 158-166.

Achcar, Gilbert (2006) 'Corcuff et la théorie du complot'. ContreTemps 17, pp 159-170.

Achcar, Gilbert (2006) 'Die Lage im Irak'. Inamo 47, pp 47-50.

Achcar, Gilbert (2006) 'Der 33-Tage Krieg und die Resolution 1701 des UN-Sicherheitsrats'. Imano 47, pp 28-31.

Achcar, Gilbert (2006) 'Die „besondere Beziehung“ zwischen den USA und Israel'. Inamo 45, pp 38-42.

Achcar, Gilbert and Shalom, Stephen (2006) 'Getting Out of Iraq'. New Politics, (10) 4, pp 5-10.

Achcar, Gilbert (2005) 'Las relaciones internacionales hoy. ¿Quién diría que éste es un mundo más seguro? [Interview]'. Revista Internacional de Filosofía Política 25, pp 140-146.

Achcar, Gilbert (2005) 'Entretien avec Gilbert Achcar. Mondialisation, ordre mondial et mouvement de la paix'. Variations: Revue internationale de théorie critique. Barbaries, résurgences, résistances 1, pp 61-68.

Achcar, Gilbert (2005) 'Marxismes et Religion, hier et aujourd’hui'. ContreTemps. À quels saints se vouer? Espaces publics et religions 12, pp 176-189.

Achcar, Gilbert (2005) 'Sofortiger Rückzug der US-Truppen aus dem Irak?! Eine Debatte zwischen Juan Cole und Gilbert Achcar'. Inamo 44, pp 27-30.

Achcar, Gilbert (2005) 'Où va l’Irak? L’occupation états-unienne et le mouvement anti-guerre après les élections'. Une Suisse sans armée, bulletin du GSSA 65.

Achcar, Gilbert (2004) 'Maxime Rodinson: Sur l’intégrisme islamique – Un entretien inédit’ in ‘Islam et modernité [Maxime Rodinson on Islamic "Fundamentalism" - An Unpublished Interview with Gilbert Achcar]'. Mouvements 36, pp 72-76.

Achcar, Gilbert (2004) 'US Imperial Strategy in the Middle East'. Monthly Review, (55) 9, pp 23-36.

Achcar, Gilbert (2003) 'Lettre à un/e militant/e antiguerre passablement déprimé/e'. Le Passant Ordinaire 45/46, pp 10-11.

Achcar, Gilbert (2003) 'La guerre d’Irak et l’instauration d’un "nouvel ordre impérial" [Interview]'. Mouvements 22, pp 6-7.

Achcar, Gilbert (2003) 'Sur le mouvement anti-guerre et ses perspectives: réponse à Perry Anderson'. Mouvements 27/28, pp 142-164].

Achcar, Gilbert (2002) 'La mondialisation de la “manifest destiny” des États-Unis'. Recherches internationales 4, pp 49-53.

Achcar, Gilbert (2002) 'Engels: theorist of war, theorist of revolution'. International Socialism 97, pp 69-89.

Achcar, Gilbert (2002) 'Le Choc des barbaries. Le 11 septembre et ses lendemains'. Contretemps 3, pp 9-28.

Achcar, Gilbert (2001) 'The Spirit (and the Budget) of a New Cold War'. The Spokesman 70, pp 28-33.

Achcar, Gilbert (2000) 'Le “pessimisme historique” de Perry Anderson'. Actuel Marx 28, pp 196-202.

Achcar, Gilbert (1999) 'Is NATO’s Onslaught a “Just War”?'. Monthly Review, (51) 2, pp 15-19.

Achcar, Gilbert (1999) 'La sociologie du pouvoir chez Ibn Khaldoun – une lecture wébérienne'. Cahiers Internationaux de Sociologie, (107), pp 369-388.

Edited Books or Journals

Achcar, Gilbert and Simon, Dagmar and Veil, Mechthild, (eds.), (2005) Arbeitsmarkt, Wohlfahrtsstaat, Familienpolitik und die Geschlechterfrage: deutsch-französische Konvergenzen und Divergenzen. Berlin: Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung (WZB).

Achcar, Gilbert and Gresh, Alain and Radvanyi, Jean and Rekacewicz, Philippe and Vidal, Dominique, (eds.), (2003) L’Atlas du Monde diplomatique. Paris: Armand Colin.

Achcar, Gilbert, (ed.), (2003) Le Nouvel Ordre Impérial. Dossier. Paris: Presses universitaires de France. (Actuel Marx, no. 33).

Achcar, Gilbert, (ed.), (1999) The Legacy of Ernest Mandel. London; New York: Verso.

Book Chapters

Achcar, Gilbert (2018) 'Marx and the Middle East'. In: Vidal, Matthew, et al., (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Karl Marx. Oxford: Oxford University Press. [Forthcoming]

Achcar, Gilbert (2018) 'Marx and Religion'. In: Musto, Marcello, (ed.), The Marx Revival. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. [Forthcoming]

Achcar, Gilbert (2018) 'Arab Reactions to Nazism and the Holocaust: Scholarship and the ‘War of Narratives’'. In: Nicosia, Francis R. and Ergene, Boğaç, (eds.), Nazism, the Holocaust, and the Middle East: Arab and Turkish Responses. Oxford; New York: Berghahn, pp 23-41.

Achcar, Gilbert (2018) 'Palestine and the Arab Upheaval: Can Palestine still inspire the Arab world?'. In: Stern-Weiner, Jamie, (ed.), (Im)possible Peace: Debating the tough questions on Israel-Palestine. New York: OR Books. [Forthcoming]

Achcar, Gilbert (2017) 'The Transition from Capitalism'. In: Rahnema, Saeed, (ed.), The Transition from Capitalism: Marxist Perspectives. Cham: Springer International (Palgrave Macmillan).

Achcar, Gilbert (2017) 'Social Justice and Neoliberalism'. In: Said, Salam, (ed.), Towards Socially Just Development in the MENA Region. Tunis: Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, pp 18-29.

Achcar, Gilbert (2016) 'La France renoue avec l’état d’exception'. In: Grillon, Marie and Touzet, Hugo, (eds.), Etat d'urgence démocratique. Vulaines-sur-Seine: Editions du Croquant.

Achcar, Gilbert (2016) 'Preface'. In: Di Tolla, Anna Maria and Francesca, Ersilia, (eds.), Emerging Actors in Post-Revolutionary North Africa: Gender Mobility and Social Activism. Studi Magrebini, pp 9-10.

Achcar, Gilbert (2015) 'Fascism in the Middle East and North Africa'. In: Ghazal, Amal and Hanssen, Jens, (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Contemporary Middle-Eastern and North African History. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Achcar, Gilbert (2015) 'Le conflit des solidarités dans le monde arabe'. In: Supiot, Alain, (ed.), La Solidarité. Enquête sur un principe juridique. Paris: Odile Jacob, pp 213-220.

Achcar, Gilbert (2015) 'Preface'. In: Rodinson, Maxime, (ed.), Marxism and the Muslim World. London: Zed Books, pp ix-xi.

Achcar, Gilbert (2014) 'La cause des Palestiniens'. In: Brauman, Rony, (ed.), Pour les Palestiniens. Manifeste. Paris: Autrement, pp 56-65.

Achcar, Gilbert and Hashemi, Nader and Chernus, Ira and Rovner, Adam (2014) 'The Holocaust & the Arab-Israeli War of Narratives: Critical Dialogues with Gilbert Achcar'. In: Hashemi, Nader, (ed.), Center for Middle East Studies, Occassional Paper Series No. 3. Denver, Co: University of Denver, Joseph Korbel School of International Studies, Center for Middle East Studies.

Achcar, Gilbert (2013) 'Nota bene: Edward Said and Avraham Burg: Two Free Voices'. In: Meddeb, Abdelwahab and Stora, Benjamin, (eds.), A History of Jewish-Muslim Relations: From the Origins to the Present Day. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, pp 543-545.

Achcar, Gilbert (2013) 'Preface'. In: Rooney, Caroline and Sakr, Rita, (eds.), The Ethics of Representation in Literature, Art, and Journalism: Transnational Responses to the Siege of Beirut. London: Routledge, pp xv-xvii.

Achcar, Gilbert (2012) 'Le soulèvement arabe entre revolution et contre-révolution'. In: Badie, Bertrand and Vidal, Dominique, (eds.), La cassure: L'état du monde 2013. Paris: La découverte, pp 123-129.

Achcar, Gilbert (2012) 'The United States in the Middle East'. In: Aksan, Cihan and Baile, Jon, (eds.), Weapon of the Strong: Conversations on US State Terrorism. London: Pluto, pp 173-191.

Achcar, Gilbert (2011) 'The Allon Plan and the Impediments to Palestinian Statehood'. In: Krieger, H., (ed.), Perspectives Beyond War and Crisis III: What Kind of Palestinian State for what Kind of Peace? ; Report Based on a Conference at the Albert-Schweitzer-Haus in Vienna, Austria, November 23, 2010. Vienna: Vienna Inst. for Internat. Dialogue and Cooperation (VIDC), pp 73-91.

Achcar, Gilbert (2010) 'Kosmopolitismus, moderner'. Historisch-kritisches Wörterbuch des Marxismus. Berlin: Institut für kritische Theorie (Inkrit).

Achcar, Gilbert (2010) 'Antisémitisme et négationnisme dans l’Orient arabo-musulman'. In: Benbassa, Esther, (ed.), Dictionnaire des racismes, de l’exclusion et des discriminations. Paris: Larousse, pp 143-146.

Achcar, Gilbert (2010) 'Nakba'. In: Benbassa, Esther, (ed.), Dictionnaire des racismes, de l’exclusion et des discriminations. Paris: Larousse, pp 497.

Achcar, Gilbert (2009) 'Stability and Instability in Egypt: A Closer Look at Recent Egyptian Growth'. Claves de la Economía Mundial, 9ª edición. Madrid: Instituto Español de Comercio Exterior (ICEX), pp 455-461.

Achcar, Gilbert (2009) 'Por detrás da crise de Gaza – entrevista com Gilbert Achcar'. Do Muro das Lamentações ao Muro do Apartheid. Lisbon: Fim de Século, pp 97-114.

Achcar, Gilbert (2009) 'Preface'. In: Nachira, Cinzia, (ed.), Identità e Conflitto. Il Caso Israelo-Palestinese. Rome: Shahrazad, pp 7-9.

Achcar, Gilbert (2008) 'Azmat al-Qiyada wa al-Bada’il'. Al-Yasar al-'Arabi fi Muwajahat al-‘Awlama al-Niulibiraliyya. Beirut: Al-Farabi, pp 94-102.

Achcar, Gilbert (2008) 'Religion and Politics Today from a Marxian Perspective'. In: Panitch, Leo and Leys, Colin, (eds.), Socialist Register 2008: Global Flashpoints: Reactions to Imperialism and Neoliberalism. New York: Monthly Review Press, pp 55-76.

Achcar, Gilbert (2007) 'Religion and Politics Today from a Marxian Perspective'. In: Panitch, Leo and Leys, Colin, (eds.), Global Flashpoints: Reactions to Imperialism and Neoliberalism. Halifax (Canada): Fernwood Publishing; London: Merlin Press; New York: Monthly Review Press, pp 55-76.

Achcar, Gilbert (2007) 'The United States Should Withdraw from Iraq'. In: Friedman, Lauri, (ed.), The Middle East (Introducing Issues With Opposing Viewpoints). Detroit: Greenhaven, pp 85-90.

Achcar, Gilbert (2007) 'Marxism, its Outsiders Kracauer and Mills and the Sociology of Office Workers'. In: Jour fixe Initiative Berlin, , (ed.), Gespenst Subjekt (German). Münster: UNRAST-Verlag, pp 39-79.

Achcar, Gilbert (2007) 'Preface'. Afīf Farrāj, The Oriental Roots of Greek Culture (in Arabic). Beirut: Dar al-Adāb, pp 11-15.

Achcar, Gilbert and Cherif, Maher and Ghalioun, Burhan and Mroué, Karim (2007) 'Ikhfāq al-Mashru‘ al-Tanwīri fi al-Mintaqa al-‘Arabiyya wa Shurūt Istinhādihi'. Azmat al-Nizām al-‘Arabi wa Ishkāliyyāt al-Nahda (Arabic). Beirut: Al-Intishar al-Arabi, pp 99-112.

Achcar, Gilbert (2006) 'Le reazioni all'Olocausto nel Medio Oriente arabo. [The Reactions to the Holocaust in the Arab Middle East]'. In: Cattaruzza, M. and Flores, M. and Sullam, S. L. and Traverso, E., (eds.), Storia della Shoah. La crisi dell'Europa, lo sterminio degli ebrei e la memoria del XX secolo.. Torino: UTET Libreria, pp 869-900.

Achcar, Gilbert (2006) 'Reactions to the Nazi Judeocide in the Arab Middle East'. In: Cattaruzza, Marina and Flores, Marcello and Sullam, Simon Lewis and Traverso, Enzo, (eds.), Storia della Shoah. La crisi dell’Europa, lo sterminio degli ebrei e la memoria del XX secolo (in Italian). Torino UTET Libreria, pp 869-900.

Achcar, Gilbert (2006) 'Seven Theses on the Current Period, the War and the Anti-War Movement'. In: Falk, Richard and Gendzier, Irene and Lifton, Robert Jay, (eds.), Crimes of War: Iraq. New York: Nation Books, pp 315-322.

Achcar, Gilbert (2006) 'The Clash of Barbarisms'. In: Tuathail, Gearoid O. and Dalby, Simon and Routledge, Paul, (eds.), The Geopolitics Reader. London: Routledge, pp 270-274.

Achcar, Gilbert (2006) 'Three texts in the 2nd edition of L’Atlas'. Le Monde diplomatique. Paris: Le Monde, pp 42-43, 50-51, 54-55.

Achcar, Gilbert (2005) 'Libanon: die gefährlichen Auswirkungen der US-Einmischung [Interview]'. Nahost Reader. Berlin: Achse des Friedens, pp 12-16.

Achcar, Gilbert (2005) 'Guerre impériale et guerre sociale: trois propositions et une espérance'. In: Bidet, Jacques, (ed.), Guerre impériale Guerre sociale. Paris: Presses Universitaires de France, pp 27-30.

Achcar, Gilbert and Simon, Dagmar and Veil, Mechthild (2005) 'Introduction'. Arbeitsmarkt, Wohlfahrtsstaat, Familienpolitik und die Geschlechterfrage: deutsch-französische Konvergenzen und Divergenzen. Berlin: Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung (WZB), pp 5-10.

Achcar, Gilbert (2004) '‘Empire’'. In: Hermansen, Christian, (ed.), Encyclopaedia Universalis, vol. 1. Paris: Encyclopaedia Universalis, pp 325-326.

Achcar, Gilbert (2004) 'Le Nouvel Ordre Impérial ou la mondialisation de l’Empire états-unien'. In: Nielsberg, Jérôme-Alexandre, (ed.), Violences impériales et lutte de classes. Paris: Presses Universitaires de France, pp 47-59.

Achcar, Gilbert (2003) 'Marx et Engels face à la guerre'. In: Spire, Arnaud, (ed.), Marx contemporain. Paris: Syllepse, pp 171-184.

Achcar, Gilbert and Amin, Samir and Chomsky, Noam and Dumenil, Gerard and Foster, John Bellamy and Gilardi, Paolo and Levy, Dominique and Magdoff, Harry and McChesney, Robert W. (2003) 'Le Nouvel Ordre Impérial ou la mondialisation de l’Empire états-unien'. Le Nouvel Ordre Impérial. Paris: Presses universitaires de France, pp 15-24.

Achcar, Gilbert (2002) 'La militarisation du monde et les nouvelles conditions de la paix'. In: Amin, Samir and Houtart, François, (eds.), Mondialisation des résistances: L’état des luttes 2002. Paris: L’Harmattan, pp 257-266.

Achcar, Gilbert (2002) 'The Clash of Barbarisms'. In: Bilek, Anita and Graf, Wilfried and Neumann, Alexander, (eds.), Kritik des Gewalt Friedenspolitik im Zeichen von Krieg und Terror. Vienna: Promedia, pp 40-71.

Achcar, Gilbert (2000) 'Paix et sécurité'. Histoire et sens de la construction européenne. French Ministry of European Affairs, pp 228-230.

Achcar, Gilbert (2000) '‘La Commune de Paris – 1871’, ‘La révolution russe de 1905’ and ‘La guerre d’Espagne – 1936’'. In: Lowy, Michael, (ed.), Révolutions. Paris: Hazan, pp 23-33, 69-77, 355-367.

Achcar, Gilbert (2000) 'L’esprit (et le budget) d’une nouvelle guerre froide'. In: De La Gorce, Paul-Marie, (ed.), Les États-Unis s’en vont-ils en guerre. Brussels: GRIP-Complexe, pp 75-84.

Achcar, Gilbert (2000) 'Preface'. In: Chomsky, Noam, (ed.), Le Nouvel Humanisme militaire. Leçons du Kosovo. Lausanne, pp 7-19.

Achcar, Gilbert (1999) 'Coup d’État et mouvement populaire’ in Octobre 1917'. In: Drweski, Bruno, (ed.), Causes, impact, prolongements. Paris: Presses universitaires de France, pp 14-20.

Achcar, Gilbert (1999) 'Le monde selon Washington'. In: Lelièvre, Henri, (ed.), Les États-Unis, maîtres du monde?. Brussels: Complexe, pp 133-144.

Achcar, Gilbert (1999) 'Introduction. Ernest Mandel (1923-1995): un portrait intellectuel'. In: Achcar, Gilbert, (ed.), The Legacy of Ernest Mandel. London; New York: Verso, pp 3-15.

Achcar, Gilbert (1997) 'Engels, penseur de la guerre, penseur de la révolution'. In: Labica, Georges and Delbraccio, Mireille, (eds.), Friedrich Engels, savant et révolutionnaire. Paris: Presses Universitaires de France, pp 139-160.

Monographs and Working Papers

Achcar, Gilbert (2017) Sovereignty and Development. Cairo: Arab Forum for Alternatives.

Book Reviews

Achcar, Gilbert (2017) 'Review: Gaza Under Hamas: From Islamic democracy to Islamist governance Björn Brenner. London I.B. Tauris'. The Times Literary Supplement.

Achcar, Gilbert (2016) 'Three different takes on ISIS: Review of three books by Patrick Cockburn, Michael Weiss and Hassan Hassan, and Jessica Stern and J.M. Berger'. The Political Quarterly, (87) 1, pp 125-28.

Achcar, Gilbert (2016) 'Review: Gaza as Metaphor ed. Helga Tawil-Souri and Dina Matar. London: Hurst, 2016.'. Journal of Palestine Studies, (45) 4, pp 81.

Achcar, Gilbert (2015) 'Review of 'Arab Responses to Fascism and Nazism: Attraction and Repulsion', edited by Israel Gershoni, University of Texas Press, 2014.'. Journal of Palestine Studies, (44) 3, pp 56-58.

Achcar, Gilbert (2015) 'Review: 'The Mufti of Jerusalem and the Nazis: The Berlin Years'by Klaus Gensicke. Vallentine Mitchell, 2011.'. Journal of Palestine Studies, (45) 1, pp 102-103.

Achcar, Gilbert (2014) 'Review of 'The Idea of Israel: A History of Power and Knowledge''. Journal of Palestine Studies, (43) 3, pp 72-72.

Achcar, Gilbert (2012) 'Review of 'Confronting Fascism in Egypt: Dictatorship Versus Democracy in the 1930s' by Israel Gershoni and James Jankowski, Stanford University Press, 2009.'. Arab Studies Journal, (20) 1, pp 162-166.


Achcar, Gilbert (2018) 'The Saudi Predicament' Le Monde diplomatique.

Achcar, Gilbert (2017) 'The Zionist Project’s Duality: Escaping Racist Oppression and Reproducing It in Colonial Context' Jadaliyya.

Achcar, Gilbert (2017) 'Zionism, anti-semitism, and the Balfour Declaration' Open Democracy.

Achcar, Gilbert (2017) 'Le référendum au Kurdistan irakien dessert la cause kurde elle-même [Interview]' Jeune Afrique.

Achcar, Gilbert (2017) 'Baghdad in France' Jacobin.

Achcar, Gilbert (2017) 'En refusant d’aider l’opposition laïque et démocratique, les Etats-Unis ont soutenu Bachar al-Assad- Interview' La Cité.

Achcar, Gilbert (2017) 'Le monde arabe est entré dans un processus révolutionnaire sur le long terme [Interview]' Libération.

Achcar, Gilbert (2017) 'Dans le monde arabe, l'espoir reste permis [Interview]' Le Point Afrique.

Achcar, Gilbert (2017) 'Gilbert Achcar face à l’hiver arabe [Interview]' Le Monde des Livres.

Achcar, Gilbert (2017) 'Daesh, c’est la contre-révolution [Interview]' Jeune Afrique.

Achcar, Gilbert (2017) 'Mu‘dilat al-Thawra al-‘Arabiyya: ‘Dawr Yabhath ‘an Batal’' Rassd.

Achcar, Gilbert (2017) 'Après les révolutions arabes, il reste des raisons d’espérer [Interview]' Mediapart.

Achcar, Gilbert (2017) 'Hal Yastati‘ al-Sha‘b Isqat al-Nizam wal-Dawla La Tazal Qa’ima?' Bidayat.

Achcar, Gilbert (2016) 'The Sixth Anniversary of the Start of the Arab Uprisings' Jadaliyya.

Achcar, Gilbert (2016) 'New Texts out Now: Gilbert Achcar, Morbid Symptoms: Relapse in the Arab Uprising [Interview]' Jadaliyya.

Achcar, Gilbert (2016) 'Ma Damat al-Qiwa al-Taqadummiyya ‘Ajiza ‘an Tashkil Bada’il Qawiyya wa Haqiqiyya Sanabqa fi Dawwamat al-Azamat [Interview]' Anfass al-Dimuqratiyya.

Achcar, Gilbert (2016) 'Islamic fundamentalism, the Arab Spring, and the Left [Interview]' International Socialist Review.

Achcar, Gilbert (2016) 'What does Trump's victory mean for the Middle East?' Al Jazeera.

Achcar, Gilbert (2016) 'Without compelling change on ground there is no end for war in Syria, says prominent political scientist Gilbert Achcar [Interview]' Ahram Online.

Achcar, Gilbert (2016) 'Fabricated Claims [Letter 8 Oct 2016]' Economic & Political Weekly, 51.

Achcar, Gilbert (2016) 'The Syrian Truce and Obama’s Exit Strategy' The Nation.

Achcar, Gilbert (2016) 'Hal Yastati‘ al-Sha‘b Isqat al-Nizam wal-Dawla La Tazal Qa’ima?' Issam Fares Institute.

Achcar, Gilbert (2016) 'Al-Ashqar Yashrah al-Rabi‘ al-‘Arabi wa Intikassatahu [Interview]' Qantara.

Achcar, Gilbert (2016) 'Towards Progressive Politics in the Middle East [Interview]' New Politics.

Achcar, Gilbert (2016) 'Io, insegnante di Giulio e quelle accuse indegne' Il Sole 24 Ore.

Achcar, Gilbert (2016) 'La France en « guerre contre le terrorisme » ou le retour du choc des barbaries [Interview]' Mouvements.

Achcar, Gilbert (2016) 'Gilbert Achcar on the Arab Upheaval–Facts and Fiction [Interview]' Journal of Balkan & Near Eastern Studies, 18.

Achcar, Gilbert (2016) 'Q&A: The terrible illusion of the Arab Spring [Interview]' Al Jazeera.

Achcar, Gilbert (2015) 'La religion peut-elle servir le progrès social?' Le Monde Diplomatique.

Achcar, Gilbert (2015) 'Há um grande jogo na região [Interview]' Zero Hora, Porto Alegre.

Achcar, Gilbert (2015) 'Hiwār ma‘ Gilbert al-Ashqar [Interview]' Al-Jumhuriyya.

Achcar, Gilbert (2015) 'Kalıcı barış demokrasiyle mümkün [Interview]' Ozgür Gündem.

Achcar, Gilbert (2015) 'Qu’est-ce que ‘l’islamo-fascisme [Interview]' L’Orient-Le Jour.

Achcar, Gilbert (2015) 'The End of Empire?: Violence and US Hegemony in the Middle East [Interview]' New Left Project, 1 June.

Achcar, Gilbert (2015) 'Alayna an nakhluqa qutban thalithan [Interview]' [Arabic].

Achcar, Gilbert (2015) 'We’re Facing an Important Crossroad' [English].

Achcar, Gilbert (2014) 'Problems of Transition from Capitalism (In Farsi) [Interview]' Naqd Iqtisad Siyassi.

Achcar, Gilbert (2014) 'The people want – but do they have a chance? [Interview]' openDemocracy.

Achcar, Gilbert (2014) 'Le monde arabe entre nouvelle étape révolutionnaire et risque de régression [Interview]' ContreTemps, 20.

Achcar, Gilbert (2014) 'Arab Spring Has Now Turned into a Winter [Interview]' The Hindu.

Achcar, Gilbert (2014) 'New but Still Cold [Interview]' LeftEast.

Achcar, Gilbert (2014) 'Que reste-t-il du Printemps arabe ?”' L’Orient littéraire; Beirut.

Achcar, Gilbert (2013) 'Preface'. [Forthcoming]

Achcar, Gilbert (2012) 'Philo- and Anti-Semitism in Germany: Interview with Gilbert Achcar by Anna Younes' Jadaliyya.

Achcar, Gilbert (2012) 'Never Again (On the Günter Grass Poem Affair)' Middle East Monitor.

Achcar, Gilbert (2012) 'Que peuvent les classes moyennes? Retour sur le ‘printemps arabe’' Le Monde diplomatique.

Achcar, Gilbert and Kiliç, Aykut (2012) 'There’s a fear that the fall of Assad would lead to worse for Western interests and Israel. . .' ZNet.

Achcar, Gilbert and Drucker, Peter and de Jong, Alex (2012) 'Springtime for the Arab Left?' International Viewpoint.

Achcar, Gilbert (2012) 'L’évolution de la gauche arabe au XXe siècle: crise, marginalisation et perspectives. Table ronde: La gauche et les révolutions arabes' ContreTemps.

Achcar, Gilbert (2012) 'Theses on the ‘Arab Spring’' Jadaliyya.

Achcar, Gilbert (2012) 'Al-Intihāziyyūn wal-Thawra' Al-Akhbar. Beirut.

Achcar, Gilbert (2012) 'Arab Revolutions: One year on. Interview with Gilbert Achcar' International Viewpoint.

Achcar, Gilbert (2012) '‘17 Disambir 2010’ Bidāyat Sayrūra Thawriyya Tawīlat al-Amad' Al-Akhbar. Beirut.

Achcar, Gilbert (2012) 'Desigualdade gerou ‘primavera árabe’ [interview]' Jornal UNESP, São Paulo.

Achcar, Gilbert (2011) 'Sūriyā: Bayn al-‘Askarat wa al-Tadakhkhul al-‘Askari wa Ghiyāb al-Strātijiyya' Al-Akhbar. Beirut.

Achcar, Gilbert (2011) 'Poder dos EUA diminui no Oriente Médio [interview]' Folha de São Paulo.

Achcar, Gilbert (2011) 'The Muslim Brothers in Egypt’s ‘orderly transition' Le Monde diplomatique.

Achcar, Gilbert (2010) 'Sait-on qu’un Palestinien a créé un musée de l’Holocauste. [interview]'.

Achcar, Gilbert (2010) 'Le négationnisme est un phénomène relativement récent dans le monde arabe [interview]'.

Achcar, Gilbert (2010) 'Réfuter les caricatures [interview]'.

Achcar, Gilbert (2009) 'The Crisis in Gaza: An Interview with Gilbert Achcar'.

Achcar, Gilbert (2009) 'Pourquoi le négationnisme progresse dans le monde arabe [interview]'.

Achcar, Gilbert (2009) 'Al-Nizām al-Masri Yajma‘ Sayyi’āt Nizām al-Sūq wa Nizām al-Shumūliyyat'.

Achcar, Gilbert (2008) 'Un’aggressione premeditata' Il Manifesto.

Achcar, Gilbert (2008) '‘La crisi a Beirut non è chiusa, ci vuole il dialogo, anche con Damasco’. [Interview]'.

Achcar, Gilbert (2007) 'On the Middle East: An Interview with Gilbert Achcar'.

Achcar, Gilbert (2007) 'Lebanon at a Crossroads'.

Achcar, Gilbert (2007) 'Pour un modèle social européen'.

Achcar, Gilbert (2007) 'Q&A: ‘U.S. Politics Turning Communities Against Each Other’, interview with Gilbert Achcar'.

Achcar, Gilbert (2007) 'The Iraqi Debacle [Interview]'.

Achcar, Gilbert (2006) 'Lebanon: The 33-Day War and UNSC Resolution 1701'.

Achcar, Gilbert (2006) 'The Sinking Ship of U.S. Imperial Designs'.

Achcar, Gilbert (2006) 'A Gaza e Beirut, barbarie asimmetrica [Interview]'.

Achcar, Gilbert (2006) 'La question des milices. Les territoires occupés. La présence de l’ONU [Interview]'.

Achcar, Gilbert (2006) 'Libano sull’orlo di una guerra civile. Decisivo il ruolo del governo [Interview]'.

Achcar, Gilbert (2006) 'The Failure of the Enlightenment Project in the Arab Region and the conditions of its Resurrection (in Arabic)'.

Achcar, Gilbert (2006) 'An Interview with Gilbert Achcar [Interview]'.

Achcar, Gilbert (2006) 'El choque de barbaries'.

Achcar, Gilbert (2006) 'First Reflections on the Electoral Victory of Hamas'.

Achcar, Gilbert (2006) 'Iraq: The Case for Immediate Withdrawal [interview]'.

Achcar, Gilbert (2005) 'Assessing China'.

Achcar, Gilbert (2005) 'Chances et aléas du printemps arabe'.

Achcar, Gilbert (2005) 'Whither Iraq? The US occupation and the antiwar movement after the election'.

Achcar, Gilbert (2005) 'On the Forthcoming Election in Iraq'.

Achcar, Gilbert (2005) 'Second Reply To Alex Callinicos'.

Achcar, Gilbert (2005) 'Reply To Alex Callinicos'.

Achcar, Gilbert (2004) 'Seven theses on the current period, the war and the anti-war movement'.

Achcar, Gilbert (2004) 'The Late French Orientalist Maxime Rodinson and the Issues of Political Islam and Fundamentalism (in Arabic)'.

Achcar, Gilbert (2004) 'O Atoleiro Iraquiano [Interview]'.

Achcar, Gilbert (2004) 'Irak: L’impérialisme américain dans un bourbier [Interview]'.

Achcar, Gilbert (2004) 'Self-Deception and Selective Expertise: Bush’s Cakewalk into the Iraq Quagmire'.

Achcar, Gilbert (2004) 'Le nouveau masque de la politique américaine au Proche-Orient'.

Achcar, Gilbert (2004) 'La perspective d'un monde où les nations vivront en harmonie'.

Achcar, Gilbert (2003) 'Le nouvel embourbement américain [Interview]'.

Achcar, Gilbert (2003) 'Au pays du prophète, des princes, du pétrole et de ben Laden [Interview]'.

Achcar, Gilbert (2003) 'Europa después de la guerra de Irak [Interview]'.

Achcar, Gilbert (2003) 'Vasallen rykker lidt i laenken [Interview]'.

Achcar, Gilbert (2003) 'L’OTAN à la conquête de l’Est'.

Achcar, Gilbert (2001) 'La construction de la «coalition contre le terrorisme»: Jeu triangulaire entre Washington, Moscou et Pékin'.

Achcar, Gilbert (2001) 'Morosité "fin de siècle"', March.

Achcar, Gilbert (2000) 'Le monde au seuil du XXIe siècle'.

Achcar, Gilbert (2000) 'Le visage inquiétant du nouveau siècle'.

Achcar, Gilbert (1999) 'L’OTAN: Toujours plus à l’Est’'.

Achcar, Gilbert (1999) 'The Age of Extremes, the Age of Massacres [in Arabic]'.

Achcar, Gilbert (1998) 'Le spectre du 'bioterrorisme’'.

Achcar, Gilbert (1997) 'Les multiples visages de l’intégrisme islamique'.

Achcar, Gilbert (1997) 'Le monde arabe orphelin de la démocratie'.

Achcar, Gilbert (1995) 'Les Nations unies au fil des objectifs américains'.

Achcar, Gilbert (1994) 'Series of interviews on Islamic Fundamentalism by Oral Çalislar'.


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