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Eyad Abu Shakra

Eyad Abu Shakra

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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

Lebanon: A Tale of Two Occupations

One thing that seems beyond doubt these days is that the days of ‘double talk’ are over.

What will Become of the ‘Second Lebanese Uprising’?

For some in ‘occupied’ and ‘subjugated’ Lebanon the nightmare is over; for others, the country is ap


So the worst has come to pass, and the two protagonists of the “Catalonia Crisis” have slid into ope

Re-Defining the Near East’s Borders

Recurring calls by Lebanese President Michel Aoun and his son-in-law Foreign Minister Jebran Bassil

The Dangers of Refusing to Link JCPOA to Tehran’s Behavior

“What is negotiation but the accumulation of small lies leading to advantage?” (Felix Dennis) I

Scrutinizing The Kurdish Referendum

It was really significant that the coffin of Jalal Talebani, the ex-Iraqi president, was wrapped by

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