Abdul Wahab Badrakhan

Abdul Wahab Badrakhan

 Abdul Wahab Badrakhan is a Lebanese journalist, who writes weekly in London's Al-Hayat newspaper among other Arab publications. Badrakhan was a journalist in 'Annahar' (Beirut) until 1979, in 'Annahar Arabic & international' magazine (Paris) up to 1989, in 'Al-Hayat' (London) as managing editor then deputy editor in chief until 2006. At present, Badrakhan is working on two books. The first book is on the roots of the experiences that have motivated young Arab men to go to Afghanistan. The second is devoted to Arab policies to counterterrorism, starting with the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 and covering the ensuing wars.

Can Islamists put an end to Israeli racism?

The United Arab List (Ra'am) Political Party, which is the political arm of the Southern branch of the “Islamic Movement” in Israel has recently split from the left-wing nationalist "National......

The key question: Who doesn’t want to end the war in Yemen?

As US President Joe Biden declares the need to end the war in Yemen, and as Riyadh and the legitimate Yemeni government welcome his statement, it is important to remember that this objective has been......

The Houthi manipulation of UN initiatives in Yemen

Since early May, UN envoy to Yemen Martin Griffiths has been trying to convince the Yemeni legitimate government and the Houthis to accept his initiative, which is endorsed by the UNSC. The initiative......

Assad plays the Kurdish card

The Kurdish issue was not brought into the spotlight again by coincidence. It's there there for a reason. Why have the Kurdish Democratic Union and Al-Nusra Front decided to confront it now? To answer......

Assad gleeful over ‘downfall of political Islam’

Bashar al-Assad has lessons to learn from recent events in Egypt, although he has learnt none from the bloody crisis in his own backyard. No one needs his opinions, especially when they are on the......

Assad veers away from the international community

The Americans and Russians only agree not to disagree. Despite their different visions and aims, they are determined not to disagree over Syria or the nuclear-powered Iran. When it comes to Russia's......

The legitimacy of international intervention in Syria

After chemical weapons have been used in Syria, the international community, particularly the U.S., seems to be searching for formulas on how to coexist with this reality. The U.S. seems unwilling to......

Assad’s anger at Lebanese policy

The Syrian president summoned the March 8 coalition’s representatives to Syria for a clear purpose; mobilize allies for the upcoming stage in the war and put them under the impression that he is......