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Randa Takieddine
Randa Takieddine

Randa Takieddine is a Lebanese writer and the director of Al-Hayat newspaper office in Paris.

Saudi Arabia’s Green Initiative versus the Glasgow Climate Change Conference

A few days prior to the Glasgow Climate Change Conference and the G-20 Summit in Rome, Saudi Arabia, OPEC’s largest oil exporter that has the biggest global oil reserve, announced that it will spend...

Macron’s apology: A brave move

French President Emmanuel Macron seemed responsive with the complaints of the Yellow Vest Movement protesting the high cost of living in the country. The president issued an apology in his...

Oil prices and approaching Iran sanctions

The price of Brent crude stands at about $84 per barrel, after having risen to $86 per barrel, as the November 5 deadline for imposition of US sanctions against Iran’s oil trade in the world...

The Rafiq Hariri trial and the future of Lebanon and Syria

Listening to the results of the prosecution of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon that’s investigating the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri is painful in respect to the...

Where is the dissociation policy in Lebanon?

Hezbollah has recently received a Houthi delegation in Beirut’s southern suburbs. This represents a new and additional defiance of the Lebanese people who continue to yearn for a quiet and...

The usual US blame game against OPEC

US members of Congress have once again started blaming OPEC for raising oil prices. In fact, Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer has asked President Donald Trump to send the secretary of energy to the...

Lebanon’s elections and the region’s challenges

The recent elections have not changed the balance of power in Lebanon. Everyone knows that Hezbollah dominates decision-making in the country and the proof is that it never commits to the...

The impossibility of changing Iran’s policy in the region

After concluding his visit to Washington and before heading to Australia, French President Emmanuel Macron kept calling Iranian and Russian presidents as well as the Israeli prime minister regarding...