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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.”

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...

Regardless of the election result Ethiopia’s expansionism is doomed to fail

Ethiopia is witnessing a first of its kind elections for the People’s Chamber, an experience that some hope will change the face of the country. Others decided to boycott their votes fearing...

High voter turnout out vital for Iran’s sham election

For many observers, Iran’s Presidential elections have ended before they even started. Scheduled for June 18, little surprises are expected from the 13th election since the formation of the Islamic...

Soft on rhetoric, hard in practice: Evolving US policy for Israel

To the surprise of many, traditional relations between the US and Israel might be taking a new path. Foundations of this seventy-year alliance have started to crack. Recent developments in Gaza have...

Graveyard of empires: China's future exploits in Afghanistan

With American military withdrawal from Afghanistan expected towards the end of the summer after 20 years of occupation, China will eye the situation with interest. As the only real international power...

When Assad wins the Presidential election Syria loses its future

No little surprises are expected from the upcoming Syrian Presidential election taking place tomorrow as the incumbent President, Bashar al Assad, is expected to return to office. With a sham...

As Palestine burns the full regional ramifications have yet to come

Eruption of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict will most probably pave the way for a new chapter in the Middle East. The conflict will barely limit itself to the occupied Palestinian or Israeli...

Antagonism between US and China is beneficial for both

Never before have US-China relations been so tense and low since the two grand nations normalized their relations in the mid-1970s after decades of antagonism and boycott.Hostilities that grew...