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Ghassan Charbel

Ghassan Charbel

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

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‘I Am Searching for Assad’s Real Friend’

In late 2004, I was having lunch with a friend in Paris.

Mao’s Mausoleum in Huawei’s Hands

On the United States’ Independence Day, President Donald Trump went to great lengths to boast of his

Osaka And The World’s Board of Directors

Did US President Donald Trump get from the Osaka Summit what he was planning to or desiring?

The General of Economic Sanctions

The world held its breath when President Donald Trump met with senior officials from his administrat

Rhetoric of Stability and Rhetoric of Fire

In the Gulf region, the visiting journalists asks himself: Does the Iranian regime need to stoke ten

Tehran and the Japanese Visitor

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's visit to Tehran is expected to be a milestone in efforts to red

What Can Soleimani Conclude from the 3 Summits?

It is likely that senior Iranian officials watch Al-Arabiya television at their offices, just to “kn

Practices, Interventions and the ‘Inevitable Curse’

Ahmed Chalabi was a brilliant politician whose thorny career sparked diverging opinions.

The US, Saudi Arabia, Iran and the Major Revolt

History does not always loom large over relations between countries.

Iran and the Difficulty of Dancing with Trump

For four decades, the Iranian revolution danced with seven presidents who successively took over the

If Major Powers are Worried, then What About us?

It is not surprising that the Parisians grumble. Grumbling is a constant part of their mood.

The Crescent on a Hot Plate

The scene was strange in Baghdad in early March 2007.

Tales in the Absence of Institutions

The United Nations had once upon a time tasked a team to hold a census in Central Africa, which was

Sudan: Lessons Of Revolts, Uprisings

If Libya lost four decades under Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, three decades went in vain under Omar Hass

Netanyahu: The Changing Scenes and the Gifts

Israeli voters head to the polling stations, in an election that will not likely re-open the door of


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