Gilbert Achcar

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Gilbert Achcar (Arabic: جلبير الأشقر‎; born 1951, Senegal) is a professor at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, and Fellow at the International Institute for Research and Education.

Achcar is a frequent contributor to Le Monde diplomatique, ZNet, and International Viewpoint.


  • PhD in Social History/International Relations, University of Paris-VIII.
  • MA in Social Sciences, Lebanese University Beirut.
  • BA in Philosophy, ESL, Beirut.


  • The People Want: A Radical Exploration of the Arab Uprising (2013)
  • Marxism, Orientalism, Cosmopolitanism (2013)
  • Eichmann au Caire et autres essais (2012)
  • The Arabs and the Holocaust: The Arab-Israeli War of Narratives (2010).
  • Perilous Power: The Middle East and U.S. Foreign Policy. Dialogues on Terror, Democracy ,War, and Justice (with Noam Chomsky, 2007; 2nd ed., 2009)
  • The 33-Day War: Israel’s War on Hezbollah in Lebanon and its Consequences (with Michel Warschawski, 2007)
  • The Clash of Barbarisms. The Making of the New World Disorder (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 (2006)
  • Eastern Cauldron. Islam, Afghanistan, Palestine and Iraq in a Marxist Mirror (2004)
  • The Clash of Barbarisms: September 11 and the Making of the New World Disorder (2002)
  • La Nouvelle Guerre froide. Le monde après le Kosovo (2002)

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