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Rami Rayess
Rami Rayess

Rami Rayess is a Lebanese writer and journalist. He is also a University Instructor and translator. He holds a Masters degree in political science from the American University of Beirut. He writes regularly to several newspapers and websites in both Arabic and English. He has recently published a book, “Readings in Crises of Lebanon and the Region.”

China’s hegemony in the Caribbean will see Cuba follow Barbados into BRI

The ceremony that took place in Barbados last week that saw the Caribbean nation cut ties with the British Commonwealth and become a fully-fledged republic was heralded as a new dawn for the...

We must avoid turning Ethiopia’s inevitable breakup into Yugoslavia II

Ethiopia as a nation state will break up soon. With so many peoples, religious groups and clans it is inevitable.Tigray is never far from receiving comprehensive global news coverage, and the war in...

The length of time Sudan’s military will leave Hamdok in power is anyone’s guess

It won’t take long before the military in Sudan takes control again. The decision to reinstate the prime minister Abdalla Hamdok who was ousted a few weeks ago is a short-term way of relieving...

Jordan inching towards pulling Syria back from the brink

The US special envoy for Iran Robert Malley is doing a whirlwind tour of the Middle East visiting Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain and Israel.He is smoothing the path for a deal the US will sign with Iran...

US-China cold war heats up with rare earth metals at its core

The new cold war in play between the US and China of course sees both flexing their military muscle, accompanied with the usual posturing threats.The traditional tools of cold wars have seen new...

The world’s latest coup will see Burhan remain the de facto ruler of Sudan

In any acrimonious divorce it’s common for a fight to break out asking: who gets the house?This can be applied to Sudan where the military – not entirely keen on a shared marriage with the democratic...

Deciding the future of a tyrant: Assad’s tenure is in the hands of Iran and Russia

The sham re-election of Bashar Assad earlier this year was at the will of Russia and Iran, and no one else. Assad is beholden to both countries for the position he holds, and it is they, and they...

Mend the ties that bind us: Algeria must overcome its anger of France’s colonial past

This week saw the 61st anniversary of the massacre of Algerian pro-independence demonstrators in Paris by the French police force. The number of people that died on the day hasn’t been officially...