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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.”

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...

UN envoy to Western Sahara will fail while Morocco maintains the status quo

Despite intermittent political efforts to reach a final solution for decades of war for the Western Sahara the quest for a solution is a futile one.With Morocco’s refusal to accept anything more than...

The art of diplomacy needn’t require calling home the ambassador

Diplomacy is an art. Great skill is required, with awareness, compassion, understanding and a deep knowledge of your opponent all prerequisites for the task.When a country is without an able diplomat...

The proposed European Army with global influence will replace NATO

NATO is in its death throws with Russia and China looking on happily, but not that this military force was ever a real threat to either country.When you have Estonia and Lithuania and all the other...

Alexandria-Cape Town highway is Egypt’s replacement for a redundant Suez Canal

Alexandria is transitioning to become Egypt’s new economic hub. It’s a good move by Egypt’s policymakers because it’s vital that revenue generators are found to replace those currently in place from...

Dead in the water: Northwest Passage will replace Suez as world’s transport route

Since the mega-sized container ship Ever Given blocked the Suez Canal earlier this year - creating a global logistical nightmare in the process - debate covering future solutions to tackle similar...

No alternative to the Taif Agreement means the death of Lebanon as an Arab state

As the final nail in the coffin of the Taif Agreement draws near the absence of an alternative will see Lebanon no longer recognize itself as an Arab state.For all of its failings, Taif put an end to...

Peddling US-Taliban friendship is the new narrative

A political narrative is building momentum that will allow everyone to forget what the War on Terror, and the invasion of Afghanistan was really all about.The narrative has the ultimate aim of...