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Joyce Karam
Joyce Karam

Joyce Karam is the Washington Bureau Chief for Al-Hayat Newspaper, an International Arabic Daily based in London. She has covered American politics extensively since 2004 with focus on U.S. policy towards the Middle East. Prior to that, she worked as a Journalist in Lebanon, covering the Post-war situation. Joyce holds a B.A. in Journalism and an M.A. in International Peace and Conflict Resolution. Twitter: @Joyce_Karam  

Middle East Christians: Caught in crossfire

Sheltered within the rocks of Kadisha valley in Northern Lebanon, the Hamatoura monastery has become a destination for monks escaping the war ravaged lands of Iraq and Syria. Their story is that of a...

Can master manipulator Trump win Republican nomination?

When Mark Twain wrote in 1887 that “all you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then success is sure,” little did he know that it would come to define the new rising stardom...

Can Saudi and Iran play ball in Lebanon?

If Lebanon is the bellwether for Middle East politics then the news of a potential breakthrough in its presidential vote will test regional diplomacy and the potential for Saudi-Iranian detente in...

Turkey and Russia on collision course in Syria

Their trade is booming and their gas and oil flow is uninterrupted, but when it comes to Syria, Russia and Turkey are not the best of partners, and their disagreements have become more costly this...

Punishing Syrian refugees will only help ISIS

The sheer terror that hit Paris on the 13th has everything to do with a monstrous ideology that has found a safe haven in the troubled pockets of the Middle East, and is spreading its vicious...

Rewriting Mideast history and geography at Republican debate

"Russia flies in that zone at the invitation of Iraq...so, when you think it’s going to be a good idea to have a no fly zone over Iraq, realize that means you are saying we are going to...

Iran’s hardliners to Obama: Our house, our rules

Following the nuclear deal with Iran last July, there was a sense of hope in Washington and Western capitals that the three-decades-old animosity between Tehran and the United States would dissipate,...

Debating the Middle East beyond Iran and ISIS

In the last four years, and as unprecedented tectonic changes swept over the Middle East and North Africa, regional policymakers looked towards Western analysts and think tanks in attempting to...