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Sharif Nashashibi
Sharif Nashashibi

Sharif Nashashibi, a regular contributor to Al Arabiya News, The Middle East magazine and the Guardian, is an award-winning journalist and frequent interviewee on Arab affairs. He is co-founder of Arab Media Watch, an independent, non-profit watchdog set up in 2000 to strive for objective coverage of Arab issues in the British media. With an MA in International Journalism from London's City University, Nashashibi has worked and trained at Dow Jones Newswires, Reuters, the U.N. Development Programme in Palestine, the Middle East Broadcasting Centre, the Middle East Economic Survey in Cyprus, and the Middle East Times, among others. In 2008, he received the International Media Council's "Breakaway Award," given to promising new journalists, "for both facilitating and producing consistently balanced reporting on the highly emotive and polarized arena that is the Middle East." He can be found on Twitter: @sharifnash  

A Russian revival in the Middle East?

Russia seems to be trying to capitalize on recent tensions between the United States and two of its most important Arab allies, Egypt and Saudi Arabia...

Dead-end strategies in Egypt

Months since the overthrow of President Mohammed Mursi, Egypt remains in turmoil, and has dominated the news headlines for much of that time. Despite this, little has actually changed. Opposing sides...

Israel’s prisoner release: From one jail to another

The jubilation over Israel’s release last week of 26 Palestinian prisoners was understandable to an extent. After all, the issue is highly emotive for a people with thousands of loved ones...

Egypt and the U.S. aid cut: Ineffective symbolism

Despite the media hoopla about the reduction in U.S. military aid to Egypt, the move is largely symbolic. The halt in delivery of certain heavy weaponry amounts to “hundreds of millions of...

Redrawing the map of the Arab world

The onset of the Arab Spring saw expressions and acts of solidarity throughout the region with those struggling to shake off decades of dictatorship. This revived long-dormant, proud feelings of...

Are Russia and Syria sincere about chemical disarmament?

There has been much analysis of the logistical, technical and security difficulties of implementing the agreement to rid Syria of chemical weapons. However, the sincerity (or otherwise) of the...

The world has abandoned Syria’s refugees

The United Nations last week released shocking figures for the number of Syrian refugees, marking what Al Arabiya aptly described as “another grim milestone.” However, while much of the...

Is history repeating itself in Egypt?

“Two Egypts now exist,” says BBC Middle East editor Jeremy Bowen, referring to the seemingly intractable divisions between supporters and opponents of deposed President Mohammad...