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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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Lebanon: A tale of two occupations

Friday, 1 December 2017

One thing that seems beyond doubt these days is that the days of ‘double talk’ are over. It is no more possible to get away with fake ...

What will become of the ‘Second Lebanese Uprising’?

Saturday, 11 November 2017

For some in ‘occupied’ and ‘subjugated’ Lebanon the nightmare is over; for others, the country is approaching a regional cliff ...

Will Catalonians, Scots and Kurds experiments ring alarm bells to all nations?

Thursday, 2 November 2017

So the worst has come to pass, and the two protagonists of the “Catalonia Crisis” have slid into open confrontation; as neither Barcelona ...

Re-defining the Near East’s borders

Sunday, 29 October 2017

Recurring calls by Lebanese President Michel Aoun and his son-in-law Foreign Minister Jebran Bassil for the “return” of the Syrian ...

Dangers of refusing to link the Iran Deal to Tehran’s behavior

Sunday, 22 October 2017

“What is negotiation but the accumulation of small lies leading to advantage?” -Felix Dennis It was a nail-biting moment for many as they ...

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 ...

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