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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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The legitimacy of ruling over rivers of blood

Monday, 27 August 2012

“When governments fear the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny” --Thomas Jefferson

When 34 years ago I ...

The Syrians’ suffering blown away by the ‘loss of control’

Monday, 20 August 2012

He who really wants to stone others… does not choose a large stone”.
(Lebanese proverb)

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad announced in a speech ...

Michel Samaha between judgment… and fate

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Do not ask about the man, but ask about his friends, for every person is influenced by his friends. (Adiyy ibn Zayd al-Ibadi)

It’s a difficult time ...

A real revolution despite the International Community

Monday, 30 July 2012

“It is true you cannot eat freedom and you cannot power machinery with democracy. But then neither can political prisoners turn on the light in the ...

With the international bargains... Syrians are no longer in need for false witnesses

Monday, 23 July 2012

Hypocrisy can afford to be magnificent in its promises; for never intending to go beyond promises; it costs nothing. (Edmund Burke)

The Russian ...

Will the Syrian regime collapse before the world takes firmer action?

Monday, 16 July 2012

“Attempting to debate with a person who has abandoned reason is like giving medicine to the dead.”
(Thomas Paine)

From Jisr al-Shughour and Baba Amr ...

Annan’s ‘amazing’ discovery

Monday, 9 July 2012

He spent days deliberating, and after colossal efforts he explained that “water is water.”
(Ali Bin al-Dharoui)

Shortly after the Friends of Syria ...

The suicidal insistence on the ‘alliance of minorities’

Monday, 2 July 2012

“Think before you speak, read before you think.”
(Fran Lebowitz)


Two days ago, news agencies in city of al-Diwaniyah in southern Iraq, reported the ...

Turkey’s role and position put to the test

Monday, 25 June 2012

“Patriots always talk of dying for their country but never of killing for their country.” (Bertrand Russell )

Any Arab should be proud when an Arab ...

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