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Ghassan Charbel

Ghassan Charbel

Ghassan Charbel is the editor-in-chief of Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper

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The Walls of Iraq and Lebanon and the Iranian Thread

Thirty years ago, Asharq Al-Awsat dispatched me to cover the news of the fall of the Berlin wall.

Beware of the Worried Arabs… Beware of the Worrying Arabs

The intelligence chief sits confused in his office.

So We Don’t Get Shocked With Another Baghdadi

It was Trump’s unparalleled day.

The Tenure, The Government, The Party And Messages of Deception

The Lebanese people surprised the corrupt political class, which went too far in policies of contemp

If Only the Sultan Had Learned from the Tsar

Russia has intervened militarily in Syria and here is Turkey doing the same.

Have the Iraqis Missed the Opportunity?

It is not easy to dismiss the images coming from Iraq. They are painful and difficult to watch.

Who Opened the Window?

It isn’t everyday that a country is ruled by a strong man who has a dream for his nation.

The UN, Climate Change and Iranian ‘Warming’

It is natural for all eyes to turn this week to the United Nations headquarters in New York.

Targeting Saudi Arabia is an Iranian Constant

Targeting Saudi Arabia is a firm and constant option for the decision-makers in the current Iranian

Erdogan’s Golden Days are Over

In August 2014, I paid a visit to President Abdullah Gul days after his term ended.

Fractured Maps and Lingering Conflicts

A map is like a building. Its safety lies in its proper maintenance, because time can weaken it.

Limits of Roles are Drawn by Fire

In recent weeks, the world became preoccupied by the eruption of crises in Asia.

Sudan, the Nile and End of the Long Night

They called it the “joy of Sudan”. I was somewhat provoked and confused with the description.

Kashmir, Kirkuk And Jerusalem

It’s hard to be born on the line of contact. Fear will remain your companion.

Ethiopia, Sudan, and a Strange Visitor Named Hope

I visited Ethiopia only stealthily in the mid-1980s.


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