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Muhammad Idrees Ahmad

Muhammad Idrees Ahmad

Associate Editor

Muhammad Idrees Ahmad is Associate Editor at New Lines magazine. He is a Senior Lecturer and Director of Journalism at the University of Essex. He has a doctorate in sociology and has previously taught at the University of Stirling, University for the Creative Arts, University of Strathclyde, De Montfort University and the Vietnam National University (Saigon and Hanoi). He is currently writing a book on the war of narratives over Syria.

Latest from Muhammad Idrees Ahmad

Biden’s Bumpy Visit to Saudi Arabia Exposes U.S. Limits

Biden’s Bumpy Visit to Saudi Arabia Exposes U.S. Limits

Far from charting a new course in the Middle East, Biden’s fumbling strategy has taken America back to the Obama playbook — but in a world that is very different from 2008. A simple thing Biden can do to restore American prestige is not to replace handshakes with fist bumps but to erase the space between words and deeds.

Muhammad Idrees Ahmad
Globally, a Waning Gun Culture: Is It a Lesson for America? 

Globally, a Waning Gun Culture: Is It a Lesson for America? 

As I grew up in Pakistan in the 1980s, gun culture was a big deal, as large a presence in society as it is in America. Guns were to men what jewelry was to women. It took the emergence of a real threat to change Pakistan. Can America similarly adapt?

Muhammad Idrees Ahmad
The Day the World Stood Still

The Day the World Stood Still

On August 21, 2013 the Syrian regime launched the biggest chemical attack of the 21st century. It was a seismic event whose repercussions are still being felt. This is an account of what happened that day and how the decisions made in its aftermath sealed Syria’s fate.

Muhammad Idrees Ahmad