Mideast Shuffle is a blog dedicated to a fresh look at today’s re-shifting Middle East political landscape.  On a macro level, the blog will follow the emergence of new regional power bases, and the shift in East-West strategic alliances that will necessarily grow out of new Mideast realities.

Our vision is that a US-led unipolar era has reached a decisive end and that the global trend toward multilateralism will support the emergence of a new power bloc in the region. This bloc will consist primarily of independent states like Iran, Iraq, Syria, Algeria, Oman – and others now struggling toward self-determination – that will necessarily form alliances with emerging powers challenging US hegemony.

We expect there to be a bitter struggle within the region until the new global reality takes hold. Prepare to read posts you are unlikely to read in the English-language mainstream elsewhere – and to encounter language that seeks to blast through manufactured narratives about the Middle East.

All blogposts, articles and interviews are written by Sharmine Narwani, unless otherwise indicated. She has a Master of International Affairs (MIA) degree from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) in both Middle East studies and journalism, and from 2010-2014 was a Senior Associate at St. Antony’s College, Oxford University,

Sharmine has written commentaries and analysis that have appeared in a variety of media publications, including Al Akhbar English, the New York Times, The Guardian, Al Jazeera English, BRICS Post, the Huffington Post, As-Safir, USA Today, Russia Today, Salon.com and others.

You may follow Sharmine on twitter @snarwani and on Facebook. Kindly direct your questions and ideas to snhuffpost@gmail.com.

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  1. Dear Sharmine,
    Fuck! Didn’t realise this was a blog. Meant it more personally. Not a big deal, but …

    As an aside, I have been a continuous follower of your works, and mouthy tweets, since I came across your, ” Sorry, but {ziofascist shitbag entity} does Not have a right to exist” article. It’s so nice to meet people we agree with!

    But I’m writing to you now to ask if you know anyone who is making Hezbollah T-shirts with “Hezbollah” in English.

    Reason is that I have met a few ziobastards this summer (one wearing a {Zionist entity} Special Forces t-shirt on a beach near me (lake Geneva)) and I gave him a lot of shit. He and his wife were quivering with my rants, but I think my protest was most powerful when I got all the kids to join in with my “Heszbollah! Hezbollah!” chants. It was fun.

    It really made me realise how freaked out these fascists get when Hezbollah is mentioned, (especially, maybe, because I had already told them I was Irish).
    So, for a bit of fun, and irresistible rebellion, I thought it would be nice to wear, and have my friends wear, a T-shirt with “Hezbollah” clearly visible.
    What would be great would be if the money went to a good cause. I have searched the Internet, but am not sure.
    Since you don’t know me, and given what a mouthy radical you are 🙂 I can imagine you would treat this email with suspicion. Whatever I can do to dismiss your doubts…

    There really aren’t that many really fucking radicals in the world, but you, Julian, Afshin, Ross, Syrian Girl, Vanessa, Mr Pilger, etc. are people I love.

    Let me know if you can help here. And of course, let me know if I can help you.



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