Author: Joey Ayoub

Joey Ayoub is a Lebanese writer and researcher currently completing a PhD at the University of Zurich. He was editor for the MENA region at IFEX and Global Voices, and he runs the Hummus for Thought blog. He tweets @joeyayoub.

“They are all implicated”: An Interview with Joey Ayoub on the Beirut Explosion

On August 4th, an explosion of nearly 3,000 tons of ammonium nitrate at the port of Beirut, Lebanon, left more than 170 dead, thousands wounded, and hundreds of thousands homeless.

Syria is the World: On the Failures of Leftist Internationalism


“But then came Syria, and my hypocrisy and the fragility of those ideals became exposed,” wrote Palestinian activist Budour Hassan in her latest brilliant piece entitled “how the Syrian Revolution has transformed me”.