Hisham Melhem

Hisham Melhem

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Hisham Melhem is a columnist and analyst for Al Arabiya News Channel in Washington, DC. Melhem has interviewed many American and international public figures, including Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush, Secretaries of State Hillary Clinton and John Kerry, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Mike Mullen, among others. He is also the correspondent for Annahar, the leading Lebanese daily. For four years he hosted "Across the Ocean," a weekly current affairs program on U.S.-Arab relations for Al Arabiya. Follow him on Twitter : @hisham_melhem

The abandonment of the Syrian people

The Donald Trump administration has all but announced officially the abandonment of the Syrian people to the not so tender mercies of Bashar al-Assad, the long-necked lisping satrap who has been......

Donald Trump’s epic failure

It was a “crushing defeat”, a “devastating loss” a “stunning reversal”, a “blow to the president’s brand”; and it all came crashing down on......

Reflections on a revolution betrayed

Six years ago, the Syrian people decided after decades of oppression to cease being mere subjects and to seize a moment of combined enthusiasm and wrath to become full citizens, and to finally......

Take 10: My all-time favorite Western movies

The image of the American cowboy galloping on a horse traversing endless vistas of flat parched lands dotted with magnificent buttes and leaving behind a light dust storm, has enchanted me ever since......

Can General McMaster master his destiny?

By appointing Lt. General H.R McMaster as his new national security advisor, President Donald Trump picked a widely respected military intellectual, and a storied military commander known for his bold......

Four weeks that shook America

The press is the enemy, the establishment is the enemy, the professors are the enemy. -President Richard Nixon (1972) The FAKE NEWS media (failing @nytimes, @NBCNews, @ABC, @CBS, @CNN) is not my enemy......

Donald Trump’s train wreck

Donald Trump’s train slicing through time at breakneck speed was finally derailed after 18 dizzying months of a wild ride, when the supposedly unstoppable force met the only immovable object in......

The world according to Trump and his men

President Trump and some of his closest confidants have already exhibited signs of a bunker mentality barely two weeks into Trump’s age of uncertainty...