Massoud Hayoun

Massoud Hayoun is a North African American writer and speaker on Middle East, North African and Chinese affairs. He has written for The AtlanticTIME Magazine and Hong Kong's South China Morning Post.

You can follow Massoud on Twitter at @mhayoun or email him your story ideas and general thoughts/ anger at [email protected].

In China's Internet discourse on Southern Weekend, less is more: The SinoFile

Weibo users find another clever way to continue the discussion on Chinese press freedoms.

Chinese censors crack down on treasonous porridge: The SinoFile

Beijing is onto the tricks of some of China's most cunning wordsmiths.

Southern Weekend's good, bad and imagined implications for Chinese press freedom: The SinoFile

The first in VO's new daily China blog series, The SinaFile, asks the universal question on Southern Weekend: What does it mean?

Of mosques and men

Spring or winter? Two turns of phrase that reveal the Western punditry's misreading of Arab social movements', past and present.

Newtown woman, US civil society call for movement against gun violence

Can the US overcome a fatal block on legislation some say would prevent the recent rash of mass-shootings?

NRA finally comments on Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre

The US gun lobby and firearm industry feels it's not the right time to talk about the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. “Out of respect for the families, and as a matter of...

Beijing wages war against apocalypse "rumors"

Is Beijing working extra hard to prove 'rumors' are a dangerous phenomenon in the People's Republic?

What you need to know about the coming Maya apocalypse

December 21st 2012 may be the end, but of what?

The Chinese are coming, and other problematic Canadian sovereignty woes

Some analysts say a little bit of economic imperialism isn't all that bad.