I am a Lecturer at the University of Stirling. I am a Contributing Editor at the Los Angeles Review of Books.
I have a doctorate in sociology and I specialize in international conflicts. I am the author of The Road to Iraq: The Making of a Neoconservative War (Edinburgh University Press).
I write for The Observer, The Nation, The Washington Post, Times Literary Supplement, The Daily Beast, New York Review of Books, Prospect, The Atlantic, The New Republic, Al Jazeera, Dissent, OpenDemocracy, The National, VICE News, The Progressive, Huffington Post, In These Times, Le Monde Diplomatique, Die Tageszeitung (TAZ), Adbusters, Guernica, London Review of Books, The New Arab, Bella Caledonia, Newsline, Asia Times, IPS News, Political Insight, The Drouth, Tanqeed, etc.
I have appeared as an on-air analyst on Al Jazeera, the BBC, RAI TV, Radio Open Source with Christopher Lydon, Alternative Radio with David Barsamian and several Pacifica Radio channels.