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Radwan al-Sayed
Radwan al-Sayed

Radwan al Sayed is a Lebanese thinker and writer who attained a bachelor degree from the Faculty of Theology at al-Azhar University and a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Tübingen in Germany. He has been a scholar of Islamic studies for decades and is the former editor-in-chief of the quarterly al-Ijtihad magazine. Radwan is also the author of many books and has written for Arab dailies such as al-Ittihad, al-Hayat and ash-Sharq al-Awsat.

Saudi Arabia and Arab stability

Saudi Arabia recently celebrated its national day. States choose their national day based on their history and the awareness of its importance in the establishment of its political entity and national...

Rafiq Hariri is everywhere and everyone’s concern

Few people, other than historians, remember Churchill, Stalin or Mao Zedong, in spite of the significance of these leaders’ achievements. This is for two reasons. Their actions veered between...

Tripoli and Idlib: A question of strategies and possibilities

In recent years, I have been repeating a statement made by late Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal in 2010 that the Arab world faces a “strategic vacuum” and that nature refuses...

Yemeni legitimacy and international resolution

By 2014, when the Houthis’ insurgency surfaced, the Yemeni people had gone through a difficult time in which several things happened such as the long drawn out national dialogue with its...

Iran’s incitement of tension in Lebanon

After Iran’s supreme leader finally slammed the United States and said he would not negotiate, asserting that he had guaranteed the US would lose everywhere, Nasrallah on cue resumed his...

The impact of US sanctions on militias

Recently, demonstrations broke out in Saladin Governorate because militant organizations are still in control there as well as in neighboring Diyala and in Al-Anbar, Nineveh and Mosul. The Governor of...

The Arab route to China

During his recent visit to the UAE, the Chinese president signed 13 agreements and memorandums of understanding. Although, the number agreements signed is in itself large, the more important thing was...

Claims of religious ‘disability’

I have recently attended two seminars about combating extremism and the revival of religious discourse in Morocco. One was held in Rabat and was organized in cooperation with the Muslim World League...