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Christian Chesnot
Christian Chesnot

Christian Chesnot is grand reporter at Radio France in Paris in charge of the Middle East affairs. He has been based as correspondent in Cairo and Amman. He has written several books on Palestine, Iraq, Syria and the Gulf. Chesnot tweets @cchesnot.

COLUMNISTS
Christian Chesnot
Christian Chesnot

Christian Chesnot is grand reporter at Radio France in Paris in charge of the Middle East affairs. He has been based as correspondent in Cairo and Amman. He has written several books on Palestine, Iraq, Syria and the Gulf. Chesnot tweets @cchesnot.

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Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Obviously, the circumstances of the separatists in Catalonia and Iraqi Kurdistan have nothing in common since the political and geographical ...

‘It is not PSG; it is UNESCO’

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

On paper, it was a captivating battle. In the name of geographical rotation, an Arab should have taken the lead of UNESCO’s leadership.In the ...

A red carpet for Moscow in the Middle East

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

The historic visit of King Salman to Moscow further emphasizes Russia’s central role in the Middle East.The announcement of the purchase of the ...

ISIS strategy of ‘death by a thousand cuts’

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

ISIS seems to have revamped its strategy of terror, as evidenced by its latest attacks in Spain, Finland, Russia and Belgium. Unable to hold on to its ...

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