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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

George Bush Sr.: End of a generation and a political culture

When I told an Iraqi friend that I was thinking about writing my weekly opinion column about President George Bush Sr., his reply was a short silence tacitly reflecting disappointment.Realizing his...

The Relationship with Europe: A Permanent British Obsession

These are very interesting and exciting times in the UK. In the midst of testing intentions and wills, there seems to be some sort of consensus that the Conservative Prime Minister Theresa May has...

Brazil: A dangerous adventure after a disappointing experience

Brazilians have elected Jair Bolsonaro as their new president.Bolsonaro (63 years), a populist politician who is not ashamed of anything that would embarrass the post-Latin American dictatorships,...

Lebanon: Governance in difficult times

Few hours separated the optimism expressed by Lebanon’s Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri, and the frustrated reply that came from Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil, head of the Free Patriotic...

How is it possible not to ‘politicize’ the Syrian crisis?

I do understand that many in the Arab world are so sick and tired of lengthy crises that they can’t wait for any kind of settlement, in the absence of a genuine solution.I understand this,...

Iran and the impossible admission

I guess that the operation that shook Ahwaz, the capital of Khuzestan (Arabstan) Province in western Iran, targeting a military parade will be an important landmark in the already unhealthy relations...

Fresh look at the definitions of Right and Left

Among the most interesting ironies I have known is the weird relationship between the US and Communism. The Great Superpower that has always carried the banner of Capitalism and led the fight against...

What is bigger and beyond the battle for Idlib

There seems to a consensus that the battle for Idlib province in northwest Syria will be the final one in the “Syrian War”, and the first step towards Syria’s recovery.That could be...