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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.”

Tunisia’s army staying impartial politically is a win-win for the nation

After the exceptional and unprecedented measures taken by Tunisian President Kais Saied last month to freeze parliament functions, lift legal immunity from its members and oust the prime minister, all...

Saied needs to move quickly for his power grab in Tunisia to succeed

As Tunisia’s President Kais Saied, reshuffled the country’s political landscape, a rift has divided the nation. The constitutional and political measures installed by him was unprecedented.Based on...

Algeria-Morocco hostility puts regional development on hold with no end in sight

The story of Algeria and Morocco is as famous as 19th Century world renowned novel “A Tale of Two Cities” by Charles Dickens. The two countries have been hostile for decades.Rarely have they succeeded...

The Lebanon-Cyprus East Med deal is a new test for Turkey, one it is likely to fail

Every time two Mediterranean countries meet to discuss oil and gas in the eastern basin of the sea, Turkey feels boxed in. Doubly so if Cyprus, which falls under the patronage of its historical...

Countering Iran with Iraq and Israel playing ‘my enemy’s enemy is my friend’

As Israel seeks to develop relationships with Arab neighbors around the region, one country that is often overlooked by commentators is Iraq. It’s likely that the unstable war-torn country is high on...

Turkey’s withdrawal from Cyprus will lead to EU membership

A two-state solution in Cyprus is unviable, in the same way it isn’t feasible for Palestine, but for different political and historical reasons.Ankara will never fully attain European or international...

Russia will benefit from the US-China economic Cold War

With a new Cold War on the horizon between China and the United States, Russia will step in as the major beneficial actor, after the two superpowers are mutually exhausted. Both Washington and Beijing...

The Istanbul Canal is simply another Erdogan populist scam

Populism is driving Turkish politics. Aiming to reduce the sliding economy and the seasonal devaluation of the local currency, Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is grabbing at straws to prop up...