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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

Lebanon’s future cabinet is awaiting an absent entente

The intractable complications hindering the formation of Lebanon’s future cabinet, like those of the country’s problems throughout its political history, are based on ignoring the facts...

The clear choices facing Iran

The change of occupants in the White House, following the 2016 US Presidential elections, has affected the whole world; but for Iran, specifically, it has truly been significant.Today mass...

What power is left for Lebanon’s Prime Minister?

It is quite normal for an ambitious politician to exploit internal political imbalance to his/her advantage; especially, in a fragile state that lacks proper institutions and traditions of...

We and our friends in Italy and Spain

It would be absurd to compare the Scandinavian states, Switzerland and the United Kingdom, well-established democratic systems, with the countries of the Arab East, which have imported democracy as...

An American message before the Dhahran Arab Summit

Questions about the strikes, led by the US with British and French support, on Syria were raised as soon as they were carried out. These questions dealt primarily with two issues: The scale of the...

Middle East’s problems more complex than ever

The blood that was shed in the occupied Palestinian territories on the anniversary of ‘Land Day’ will be followed by more of the same if the ‘March of Return’ continues until...

Non-elections, Lebanese-style

In one of Lebanon’s ex-Prime Minister Dr. Selim Al-Hoss most relevant quotes, he said: “Lebanon enjoys a lot of freedom but very little democracy!”; and in the current...

Where to next, Italy?

Geography doesn't lie, even when history is falsified. A few countries’ identities were shaped by geography like Italy’s, despite its glorious history.Italy went to the polls to elect its...