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Eyad Abu Shakra
Eyad Abu Shakra

Eyad Abu Shakra (also written as Ayad Abou-Chakra) began his media career in 1973 with Annahar newspaper in Lebanon. He joined Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper in the UK in 1979, occupying several positions including: Senior Editor, Managing Editor, and Head of Research Unit, as well as being a regular columnist. He has several published works, including books, chapters in edited books, and specialized articles, in addition to frequent regular TV and radio appearances. Eyad tweets @eyad1949

COLUMNISTS
Eyad Abu Shakra
Eyad Abu Shakra

Eyad Abu Shakra (also written as Ayad Abou-Chakra) began his media career in 1973 with Annahar newspaper in Lebanon. He joined Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper in the UK in 1979, occupying several positions including: Senior Editor, Managing Editor, and Head of Research Unit, as well as being a regular columnist. He has several published works, including books, chapters in edited books, and specialized articles, in addition to frequent regular TV and radio appearances. Eyad tweets @eyad1949

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Scrutinizing the Kurdish referendum

Thursday, 12 October 2017

It was really significant that the coffin of Jalal Talebani, the ex-Iraqi president, was wrapped by the national flag of Kurdistan rather the flag of ...

Newton’s third law in a country held captive

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

I would have preferred today to write something about the Iraqi Kurdistan referendum and its likely consequences; as it presents a true landmark ...

Too much democracy may damage your health

Friday, 29 September 2017

One quote widespread in the Arab region, a few decades ago, was that it was facing the danger of ‘partitioning what has been already partitioned ...

The Near East’s costly wrong bets

Saturday, 23 September 2017

As uncertainty engulfs a bleeding Near East, besieged by regional and global powers each pursuing its own agenda, dormant ambitions and sensitivities ...

Iran’s jaw-dropping hypocrisy on the Qatar crisis

Sunday, 13 August 2017

There is a famous saying that “in politics, there is neither a lasting friendship nor a permanent enmity, but rather a permanent interest.&rdquo ...

Two years of the Iranian nuclear deal

Friday, 21 July 2017

“An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last” (Winston Churchill)Marking two years since Iran’s nuclear ...

History’s suicide and geography’s disintegration

Sunday, 16 July 2017

The last hours were significant, highly revealing and had long-term effects. From Hamburg we heard, for the first time, of US-Russian “common ...

Is it still possible to coexist with the Tehran regime?

Saturday, 8 July 2017

Over the weekend, the French capital Paris played host to a massive rally organized by the Iranian opposition and attended by many international ...

It’s Southern Syria, smart guys!

Sunday, 2 July 2017

While waiting for Washington’s position towards old nationalist Kurdish aspirations, at least in Northern Syria, more interest is silently being ...

How Lebanon has become a nation postponed

Sunday, 25 June 2017

As it is well-known, there is a basic difference between an ‘examination’ and a ‘contest’. In the first, all entrants may pass ...

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