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Radwan al-Sayed
Radwan al-Sayed

Radwan al Sayed is a Lebanese thinker and writer who attained a bachelor degree from the Faculty of Theology at al-Azhar University and a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Tübingen in Germany. He has been a scholar of Islamic studies for decades and is the former editor-in-chief of the quarterly al-Ijtihad magazine. Radwan is also the author of many books and has written for Arab dailies such as al-Ittihad, al-Hayat and ash-Sharq al-Awsat.

COLUMNISTS
Radwan al-Sayed
Radwan al-Sayed

Radwan al Sayed is a Lebanese thinker and writer who attained a bachelor degree from the Faculty of Theology at al-Azhar University and a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Tübingen in Germany. He has been a scholar of Islamic studies for decades and is the former editor-in-chief of the quarterly al-Ijtihad magazine. Radwan is also the author of many books and has written for Arab dailies such as al-Ittihad, al-Hayat and ash-Sharq al-Awsat.

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There are varying assessments on the factors that might trigger a large scale conflagration in the Middle East. There are those who believe that this ...

Cold War-like conflicts in the region and the Arab dilemma

Sunday, 4 March 2018

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Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Since Obama’s era, any US statement opposing Hezbollah is invariably followed by praise and support for the Lebanese army and security ...

Polarization of Syria: The resurgence of US influence in settlement talks

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With the exception of Turkey and Russia, no one even pretended to be satisfied with the outcome of the Sochi conference. Iran remained silent and the ...

Behind Saleh’s bizarre decision to turn against the Houthis

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I never personally heard President Ali Abdulah Saleh make his famous statement that ruling Yemen was like “dancing on the heads of snakes.&rdquo ...

Iranian weapons in Lebanon

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Arab League foreign ministers met on Sunday to look into a complaint which Saudi Arabia submitted against Iran for its interferences in its security ...

Threats of war and the memory of Aoun asylum

Monday, 16 October 2017

October 13 marked the day when General Michel Aoun, a former commander of the Lebanese army, fled to the French Embassy in Beirut. Although history ...

Iran and Turkey, unrest and its aftermath

Thursday, 12 October 2017

A while ago, the Iranians declared that they do not want the region to be called the Arab Mashriq. No one talks about Arabs in zones which Tehran ...

The Iranians and Turks in Syria and Iraq

Monday, 18 September 2017

The situation between Iran and Turkey reached its worse between 2014 and 2016. Before that, the two countries had disagreed over their stances towards ...

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