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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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The metastases of Syrian crisis

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

With Israeli F-16 being shot down by Damascus anti-aircraft defenses, two Turkish helicopters downed by the Kurdish Peshmerga of Afrin, Idlib rebels ...

IMF and the great Arab frustration

Monday, 5 February 2018

In most countries around the world, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has often received bad press. It must be said that this organization has ...

Turkey sinks deeper in Syrian quagmire with Operation Olive Branch

Wednesday, 24 January 2018

Is Syria becoming a death trap for Recep Tayip Edrogan? Since the beginning of the Syrian crisis in 2011, the ‘Turkish sultan’ has ...

Tunisia continues to struggle post-revolution

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Seven years ago, the Jasmin revolution triumphed in Tunis and President Ben Ali flew to exile in Saudi Arabia. It only took a few weeks to topple the ...

Iran: Hassan Rouhani caught between devil and the deep blue sea

Tuesday, 9 January 2018

For President Hassan Rouhani, the latest outbreak of protests in Iranian cities comes as a major threat that exposes the current fragilities of a ...

2017: The year of victory over ISIS

Tuesday, 26 December 2017

When we look back at 2017, the most important event to have unfolded in the Middle East was the military victory over ISIS.Although there are still ...

Jerusalem again and again ...

Monday, 18 December 2017

A few weeks ago I wrote in these same columns: “sooner or later, the Palestinian question will reemerge.” No doubt when you least expect ...

A Marshall Plan for Iraq?

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

A few days ago, Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari called for a Marshall Plan for the reconstruction of his country. “The world owes it ...

Syria: Moment of truth in Geneva

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Will the new Geneva round of negotiations, under the supervision of the UN, finally help to break the political impasse over the future of Syria? ...

Macron as a firefighter diplomat

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

The mediation of Emmanuel Macron in the Hariri affair confirms France’s desire to play a central role in the Middle East. The principles of the ...

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