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Eyad Abu Shakra

Eyad Abu Shakra

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Middle East’s Problems More Complex Than Ever

The blood that was shed in the occupied Palestinian territories on the anniversary of ‘Land Day’ wil

Non Elections … Lebanese-Style

In one of Lebanon’s ex-Prime Minister Dr.

A New Term for a New ‘Tsar’

Vladimir Putin won Russia’s presidential elections… again! An ‘electoral’ victory for the ‘Kremli

A Second Look at the Saudi Crown Prince’s Visit to the UK

A lot has been written, and more will be written about the visit of Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Moha

Italy… Where to?

Geography doesn't lie, even when history is falsified.

Greater Damascus: The Final Touches on the New Demographic Map

“Ghouta will fall. That is the message. And when it falls, Idlib must surely be next.

Some Return to the Past, Others look to the Future

A few days ago I returned from Dubai, in the UAE, where I attended the World Government Summit.

Syria and Lebanon: Confusion & Mixed Signals

Several developments took place in the Arab World last week, reflecting the danger behind misreading

Lebanon’s Elections: Effective Majority Despite the Contrary

From now until elections day scheduled for next May, the Lebanese have to endure loud diatribes and

World Leaderships Look Weaker Than Global Challenges

It would be absurd if we admit how poor the Arab world’s reading of local, regional and global polit

USA – Iran: International Relations ‘2018 Model Year’

I was listening, a few days ago, to an Iran political expert commentating on the Iranian popular upr

Iran Deserves a Different Regime

From past experiences in the Middle East we have learned that it would be naïve to expect political

Syria’s Future Decided without the Syrians’ Consent

After eight rounds of talks in both Geneva and Kazakhstan’s capital Astana, the “sponsors” of Syria’

Rahul Gandhi’s India

We, the Arabs, have too many problems that make any attempt to discuss other issues appear as an int

The Latest on the Lebanese Situation

New words and idioms have recently imposed themselves on Lebanon’s political dictionary; such as ‘pr

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