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Ghassan Charbel

Ghassan Charbel

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

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Rouhani and Saddam’s Rhetoric

It is not unusual for tensions to be high among the Iranian regime and its generals.

How They Watched the Helsinki Summit

A leader or an official cannot ignore the press conference convened by Presidents Donald Trump and V

Helsinki’s Cup

Winning the Helsinki Cup is harder than winning the World Cup. Here, maneuverability is not enough.

World Cup Generals and Not a Drop of Blood Spilled

No meetings have been scheduled. Telephone calls are forbidden.

Time for Iran to Go back to its Borders

Europe has enjoyed decades of stability because it derived the necessary lessons from bitter experie

Engines of the Saudi Future

It is not strange for senior journalists from the world’s media to converge on Saudi Arabia to witne

Jumblatt’s Tweet and Aoun’s Immunity

This is the tweeters’ time. From Donald Trump to Muqtada al-Sadr, Saad al-Hariri and Anwar Gargash.

Two Men from Outside the Box

One must be cautious before jumping to conclusions.

Restoring the Iraqi Equation

A long list of difficult files awaits the new Iraqi government, whose birth seems challenging.

He Does Not Like the Sight of Coffins and yet…

Russian President Vladimir Putin hates the sight of Russian coffins coming from Syria.

The Battle against Iran’s Behavior

A new difficult and decisive chapter in American-Iranian ties, which have been thorny for four decad

Iraqis’ Chance to Regain Their Country

It is not about the name of the Iraqi prime minister, despite its importance.

This is My Country, Oh Hell!

Whenever an Iraqi, Libyan or Lebanese told me that he had returned to his country so as not to die i

Kim the Playmaker

The football World Cup will take place this year and fans of the game are highly anticipating the Ru

When the Writer Apologizes

The story began in September 2015, when waves of Syrian refugees poured into Germany and I went to c

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