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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

Yemen: Taking stock of Arab-American relations

US President Joe Biden reassured us that the re-considering of the Houthis as a terrorist group is “being studied” following their attack on Abu Dhabi airport.This is a step in the right direction,...

Arab concerns are not part of the international community’s interests

The last days had a few notable headlines in the Middle East, including two visits made by two high-ranking officials: an American and an Iranian, along with the forthcoming Iraqi elections. While the...

God spare us the woes of ‘humanitarian considerations’

Whosoever, like me, is an avid follower of Western TV channels dedicated to geographical and historical investigations, often has their pleasure interrupted by advertisements of charitable and...

Afghanistan’s reality after morality lessons and casting blame

Keeping abreast of politics and trial-and-error dynamics should have taught political analysts not to have much trust in morality lessons given by politicians. Nothing is more dangerous than men of...

Welcome to Iranian Lebanon

Every reasonable observer of Lebanon’s collapse must have the following two questions in mind:Have the US and France, the two key Western powers concerned with the Lebanese issue, agreed to hand over...

What can we hope for under Biden’s administration?

In the face of heightened uncertainty, it is safe to say that even US President-elect Joe Biden himself is unsure about the details of the policies he will adopt to address the challenges awaiting him...

Egypt is Hostage to its History

The visit that two of Egyptian president Mohamed Mursi’s senior advisors paid last week to Tehran was a surprise to many. The two advisors met with a number of prominent Iranian leaders, and...

No, voters are not always right

Paris has been living tense moments, as the political impasse intensifies and the glitter of change and charisma wane. The French capital has been gripped by tension after weeks of deterioration...