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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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On April 10, Emmanuel Macron delivered a speech before the Bishops of France in Paris. He addressed the prelates by saying that “the association ...

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Wednesday, 21 March 2018

The diplomacy of Emmanuel Macron had aspired to stand at an equal distance between Iran and Saudi Arabia as well as with its allies. Advisers to the ...

The Kurds have been sacrificed

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Three years ago, the Kurds seized Kobane (Ain Al-Arab) from the jihadists. The whole world hailed this symbolic victory, underlining the heroism of ...

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Thursday, 8 March 2018

The regime of Bashar al-Assad, backed by Russia, is steamrolling Ghouta day after day. The situation appears similar to the Aleppo siege, which ended ...

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Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Ominous clouds loom over Lebanon and Israel. The two countries are technically still in a state of war, but their common borders have remained without ...

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 ...

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