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Hazem al-Amin
Hazem al-Amin

Hazem al-Amin is a Lebanese writer and journalist at al-Hayat. He was a field reporter for the newspaper, and covered wars in Lebanon, Afghanistan, Iraq and Gaza. He specialized in reporting on Islamists in Yemen, Jordan, Iraq, Kurdistan and Pakistan, and on Muslim affairs in Europe. He has been described by regional media outlets as one of Lebanon’s most intelligent observers of Arab and Lebanese politics.

Syria and the myth of the regime’s recovery

What is happening in Syria does not indicate that the regime will recover and emerge victorious from the ordeal which has struck the Syrian people and affected all the conflicting parties in the...

In Basra, is it a revolution or a disaster?

“A revolution in Basra”. Is this enough to make us, we who got bloodied by revolutions due to the extent of our attraction to them, rejoice? The revolution there is against what?...

ISIS and the sectarian wars in Iraq, Syria and Lebanon

Responding to the message attributed to Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi, in which he asked his followers to be patient and promised them close “conquests”, the US army said that Baghdadi is not an...

Features of weakness in Tehran’s ‘crescent’

It is not difficult to notice fissures emerge in the so-called “Shiite crescent” that reached its acme in 2016 and became almost full in 2017, after deterring ISIS in Iraq and after the...

Sectarianism is stronger than corruption

Which is stronger in our region, the bias of groups toward their sects or their interests? Sectarian leaders, who lead most of the political groups in the region, are largely corrupt individuals. The...

Rebellion of a rich country’s poor

The war on terror has ended in Iraq and levers of power now rest in the hands of Shiite parties with varying degrees of links with Iran. Who is responsible for this failure? Who is the corrupt? Which...

Lebanon and ‘the reconstruction of Syria’

There is flagrant Lebanese insolence in terms of relations with Syria and Syrians. There is this sentiment that reaches the extent of suffocation by the large number of Syrian refugees while at the...

The prophecy of Rami Makhlouf

Israel has accepted the Syrian army’s entrance into Daraa. This happened via a Russian-Syrian agreement with the approval of the United States!What hasn’t been announced is that the Moscow...