Patrick Strickland

Patrick O. Strickland is the Israel-Palestine Editor for Bikya News. His writing has been published by, Fair Observer,, Al-Akhbar English, and elsewhere. Patrick has an interdisciplinary BA in Philosophy, Political Science, and Sociology from the University of North Texas. He is currently conducting independent research towards an MA in Middle Eastern Studies, focusing on issues of gender and nationalism in Palestinian history.

Negev Bedouins: Dispossession as Existence

December 19, 2012

The two-state solution discourse leads the international community to place an overwhelmingly emphasis on Palestinians in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, but Israel’s policy towards the Negev Bedouin suggests a grim future for its own Arab citizens.

Obama’s Empire: The Arab and Muslim World

November 03, 2012

Many approach the US presidential elections seeking to choose between the "lesser of two evils". But does voting the passive voice have serious implications for American foreign policy in the Arab and Muslim world?